This Weekend

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dresden by jenib320
Dresden, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Phew, it was a busy weekend! Full of sewing, planning, and visiting with a few new friends! I was able to meet up with Deedrie, Megan and Vanessa for a little pre-Sewing Summit get together! :) It was a great time!

I finished up this mini quilt today! Only one left to go! This one features a traditional dresden plate in red-orange, yellow-orange and blue. It's 12.5" square and I quilted it with my walking foot. The background is Kona Stone, backing is Kona School Bus and binding is Tents by Brandon Mably.

Stripey Logcabin by jenib320
Stripey Logcabin, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The second mini quilt finished this weekend is this fun stripey logcabin made in teal, turquoise, gold, and gray prints. I was inspired by these awesome blocks. This one is 13.5" square, backed in Kona Coal and bound in Heath by Alexander Henry.

iPad sleeve by jenib320
iPad sleeve, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I am still working on various Travel Handmade projects as Sewing Summit draws closer! So, I made a sleeve for my new toy! Michael (sweetest boyfriend ever!), gave me his iPad2 that he just wasn't using. He bought it to replace his paper planner and it wasn't as convenient as he thought it would be. So, now it is mine :) Of course it needed a case right away! I have been hoarding this purple FFA II print and it was perfect for this sleeve. It's lined with a print from Sugar Pop by Liz Scott! Made using this tutorial by the lovely Amber!

Little Apples by jenib320
Little Apples, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Little Apples by Aneela Hoey has arrived ! I knew I wanted this line, first of all because it's cute, but also so I can make a quilt to be the companion to my Sherbet Pips quilt! :) I bought my stack from Julie at The Intrepid Thread!

Sewing Summit? by jenib320
Sewing Summit?, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm starting to get a bit nervous for Sewing Summit and so am planning out every detail! An important one, is what to wear during my class! This is what I have so far! My Enchanted Bow Skirt made from 1001 peeps, a Harry Potter t-shirt from Threadless, required brown cardigan, and new flats from Target! What do you think? :)

Pumpkin Pie by jenib320
Pumpkin Pie, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It's never too early to make pumpkin pie, right?

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Pumpkin candle
Sound of: Harry Potter 2 audiobook
Taste of: Pumpkin Pie
Sight of: Fabric
Feel of: George's fur :)

Good Things about Today:
- Finished up a few things!
- George has been good today!
- Feeling somewhat restful.
- Michael is home for dinner!


  1. Love everything, especially the Dresden Plate. They are addictive!

  2. Does George like pumpkin pie?

    RE: Attire for your class
    If you're going to be on your feet a long time, make sure your shoes are comfy!

  3. Jeni,

    The projects are all wonderful - I just love the colours you use, in particular in the dresden mini quilt. I am not a fashionista but that outfit looks adorable to me. And mmmmm, pumpkin pie.


  4. beautiful quilts as always! I have those same flats in black, love them, but they don't have a whole lot of support for walking around all day. :) Just bring a backup pair!

  5. Your outfit is so cute!

  6. Wow, Jeni! Your projects are all wonderful. The outfit is adorable and I know you will look so great in it! Sounds like it was a great weekend!
    A week and a half, right?! I know you will do great at your class... I'm really looking forward to it! :) ~Jessica

  7. love the outfit, it'll be perfect! and yum, pumpkin pie. :)

  8. Looks like you are ready for the summit. Love the outfit :)

  9. Great Dresden--love the swirl in the center.

    Your outfit for Sewing Summit is absolutely adorable!!

    Pumpkin pie-oh no never too early!

  10. Your mini-quilt is beautiful. You will look absolutely smashing in your outfit. A brown cardigan makes anything look better. :)

  11. Love the little apples and the pips they match :)

  12. Isn't Julie the best?! She is super sweet! :) I'm loving the Little Apples line even more the Pips!

  13. You've been a quilting machine lately! I'm loving all the little mini quilts! And no, it's never too early for pumpkin pie...after all, it's Canadian Thanksgiving in two weeks, so you're just joining us. ;)

  14. Everything is so cute!! Love your outfit for Sewing Summit... I've been getting nervous too and was thinking about planning out my wardrobe to cope :) Your outfit is perfect! I can't wait to meet you!!

  15. you're going to be even more adorable in that outfit! can't wait for your class.

  16. love these mini quilts! They are amazing!

  17. I love everything! The outfit is adorable. You will be the belle of the ball....8-) I am especially enamored of the Dresden block! Orange is my favorite color. It really speaks to me. Is there any particular Dresden pattern that you used? I would love to make one. I'm not brave enough to make a whole quilt of them, but think I could manage one.

  18. What a fun post! I love your minis and your outfit and fabric and George! Can't wait to see you soon!! xx

  19. I love the dresden plate!! what a clever way to do it......Aneela Hoey's fabrics are just heaven but I haven't been able to cut them yet!! I just keep looking at them.....and then of course there is that George.....God ..I love that little bun bun.......give him a little pat from a big fan!!!

  20. That is such a cute little outfit! You'll do great at the summit, just send those nerves packing...
    Can't wait to see what you make with the apples but I know you'll amaze me (just keep that blue marking pen away this time)!

  21. That's a very cute outfit - good choices! I'm sure your class will be great - wish I could attend Sewing Summit.

    And I love that you madea pumpkin pie already - my husband has requested one from the pumpkins we got from the garden, I just haven't had time yet.

  22. So much to comment on! Your outfit for teaching is super adorable. Your two new minis are so lovely-you're on fire with these!! I bought a smaller stack from the Intrepid Thread last week of just the red Little Apples. I can't wait to use it! And of course, hi, George!

  23. I love that skirt - it's amazing! It's got a whole lot of interest, with the pattern, the gathers and the belt - maybe a plain tee-shirt would be better, so the skirt can be the star. Orange would pop. Then the cool HP shirt could have the spotlight in another outfit.

  24. OH my gosh, love your outfit--too cute! Peeps make a brilliant skirt. :)

  25. Cute outfit!! I should start planning mine.

  26. I say that outfit is perfect! good luck on your sewing summit!!!

  27. that little outfit will look gorgeous - love the fabric "belt" - really finishes it off

  28. Pumpkin pie sounds Delicious! I have some defrosted pumpkin right now that I should whip up. I haven't started planning my outfits yet, but it's just about time!

  29. your mini quilts are so fantastic! i love the colors. but that i want pie so bad.

  30. Gorgeous colours in all of your work. So very inspiring!

  31. I loved your outfit! I was meaning to ask where you got that tee. It's so cute.

    Great to meet you last weekend & thanks again for letting me borrow your iPad!


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