Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Bag by jenib320
New Bag, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a good week so far! Since the sewing machine situation is still a little dire around here, I've been planning more than I've been stitching! :)

I got the itch for a new purse so last night I cut into some Ruby Star Shining by Melody Miller for another 241 Tote! I think it is my favorite of Anna's patterns, it comes together super quickly and the size is just right! You can find it and her other patterns here.

Other fabrics are So Sophie by Riley Blake, Authentic by Sweetwater, and some Kona, Curry I think!

Weekend Plans by jenib320
Weekend Plans, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I was a lucky recipient of some Kona Modern Quilts by Cynthia Frenette, a new line by Robert Kaufman featuring modern cheater-like prints. The line is due out in June! This particular print is destined to become a new pair of pajama pants for myself!  I think I'm going to use the PJ pattern in Weekend Sewing, has anyone tried it? Deedee kindly passed the book along to me!

Basting by jenib320
Basting, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I did managed to get a bit of sewing in today at The Sewcial Lounge! I finished piecing and basting my Patchwork Prisms quilt!

Warm Cool Quilt Along by jenib320
Warm Cool Quilt Along, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Speaking of The Sewcial Lounge, there are still two spots left in my Modern Quilting Series class this Saturday (it stretches over two weekends!) for anyone local interested in learning quilting basics, we make a simple baby quilt from start to finish!  Another exciting event, Amanda Jean Nyberg will be at The Sewcial Lounge next week signing her book, Sunday Morning Quilts, Thursday, May 10th at 6:30pm! :)

The Rhapsodia Collection by Pat Bravo
The Rhapsodia Collection, a photo by Pat Bravo on Flickr.
Have you all seen the newest collection, Rhapsodia, from Art Gallery Fabrics? If you've been reading this blog for almost any amount of time, you know I love their fabrics! The hand is unmatched and the colors are so vibrant! I encourage you to check it out and enter to win a bundle of these beauties on their blog, here!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George loves his boxes!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Nothing, allergies!
Sound of: My Name is Earl
Taste of: Mac + Cheese
Sight of: Sunshine!
Feel of: Warm sunny day

Good Things about Today:
- Actually got to sew today!
- Happy mail
- Beautiful weather
- Errands went smoothly!


  1. Hi Jeni, I was wondering if you could tell me the fabric line or the name of that newspaper-like fabric in the first photo of this post? I love newspaper fabrics, but I'm having a hard time finding any in google searches.

    Also, I love the patchwork prisms!

  2. I am looking for it as well. Actually, I am looking for any really good text prints or a text swap.


    Kari dot stewart at me dot com

  3. I love that color way of the typewriters w/ So Sophie. I plan to pair mine w/ the dots!

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  5. I think your prism quilt looks great! Sorry the previous comment had a very weird typo.

  6. Wow! So much cool stuff to see in this post! I love the typewriters and that newsprint fabric is a perfect combination! Your patchwork prism quilt looks beautiful, the colours and pattern are beautiful and the pattern seems perfect for largish prints! (Have to keep that in mind! :-))Thank you for all this inspiration and I'm crossing my fingers you'll be able to sew at full speed soon again!

  7. I really need to try out the 241 tote, I loved the last one you made and this one looks like it could convince me once and for all! :)

  8. I can not say how shamed I am by your Patchwork Prism, I mean I'm not surprised your fabrics and layout are gorgeous, but your points all come together all..pointy...I am in awe! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  9. patchwork prisms = to die for. but you knew that already. sewical lounge sounds awesome, i want one!

  10. Your patchwork prism quilt is beautiful! I love how it turned out with the thrifted vintage sheets :)

  11. you must have the most amazing stash ever.

  12. Very nice. This is my first comment on your blog. Professionally, I'm in different industry. But, I love to read different sewing patterns and tutorials which help me to draft unique piece for me. I'm quite eager to read future post on attractive sewing projects! BTW thanks for sharing.

  13. Lovin' your Patchwork Prism quilt!!! Oh my goodness! Did you know that I am hosting a qal with great prizes for that quilt? AMH and Janome gave me the green light and I was so excited...I absolutely love that pattern!!!! Can't wait until mine is all done. Love yours...


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