This Weekend

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Quilting by Jeni Baker
Quilting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Hi there! Hope everyone has had a good weekend! Mine is wrapping up on a good note.  Michael was able to go to the Detroit Tiger's first playoff game yesterday (they won!), so it was just me and George for most of the weekend.  We're happy to have Michael back home today!

I finished the quilting for the quilt above yesterday.  I'm so excited to share it with you! Hopefully on Tuesday.  Just trying to finish up the pattern!

Sneak Peek by Jeni Baker
Sneak Peek, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Sneak Peek by Jeni Baker
Sneak Peek, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Part of the fun of sewing is the sharing, so it's always hard having projects that I can't share quite yet! But, I couldn't leave you with nothing, so here is a little peek of two quilt tops I finished up this weekend! They both feature my upcoming fabric line with Art Gallery, Color Me Retro, and they'll be displayed at Quilt Market at the end of this month.  So not too long of a wait till I can share!

For now, they are taking a journey to be quilted by Lindsay of Eileen Quilts!

Travel Handmade by Jeni Baker
Travel Handmade, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I stitched up my frame purse yesterday. It honestly went pretty smoothly! I started off using Katy Jones' tutorial and tweeked the template a bit, making it longer and doing rounded corners. I decided to make a little zippy pouch to put inside it, I'm planning to use it at Sewing Summit!

I used prints from Rock 'n Romance by Pat Bravo for both.

Thrifting by Jeni Baker
Thrifting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Took some time away from the sewing machine Friday to go thrifting! I hadn't been on a big thrift run since I was in Ohio in August, it was really nice to go out! I took lots of photos as I shopped, I'll be sharing them later this week in a new series, Adventures in Thrifting! I think it will be fun!

Anyways, I was really happy to find three great vintage sheets, another Arabia Finel heart enamel bowl, and a Dansk Kobenstyle fondue base! I was especially excited about the base.  About 8 months ago, I found a lone Dansk fondue pot at the same thrift store without it's base or lid.  I'm assuming it got separated, what are the chances of finding pieces from two separate sets at the same store? I'm hoping the lid will turn up one of these days!

Goodies by Jeni Baker
Goodies, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Last weekend when I was set up at The Sewcial Lounge for the birthday party, I picked up a few handmade goodies from some sweet local crafters! A zipper pouch made from hand-printed fabric by Erica of Golden Egg Press, and a bunny Fuzzie named Dalton by Emily of Bluestar Ink! I had such a great time hanging out with these talented ladies!

If you're local, I'm teaching lots of classes at The Sewcial Lounge this Fall! Introduction to Quilting (11/4, 11/11), Wiksten Tank (11/10), Sleigh Bells Stocking (11/10), and Free Motion Quilting (12/1). For more information, see here.

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.

I'll be back to announce our recent giveaway winners tomorrow! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Marshmallow Fireside candle
Sound of: Keane
Taste of: Guacamole
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Warm laundry

Good Things about Today:
- Pretty productive!
- Michael is home!
- Snacks from Trader Joe's!
- Crossed a few things off the to-do list!


  1. What fantastic circular quilt. Love it, and can't wait to see more of that!

  2. I love to thrift shop. Adventures in thrifting sounds fun, can't wait. You got me started with Pyrex. And I'm working on two quilts right now. Love your blog.

  3. All of your sneak peeks look wonderful! Love your framed purse, I need to get on and try one too!

  4. Love the idea of lengthening the frame purse and making a small zipper pouch to fit inside; I will have to do this when I tackle my frame purse.
    Circular quilting looks fabulous - can't wait to see the whole quilt.

  5. I love how your circle quilting turned out!!! What a find, that Arabia Finel heart bowl!!! swoon.....

  6. You had a very productive weekend! love the circle quilting you did on the first quilt ~ it's wonderful. And the frame purse is so cute ~ I've been wanting to make one.
    And then George ~ so sweet!

  7. Love the circle quilting! That must have taken a lot of time and determination. Absolutely stunning!

  8. Just curious. How do you find such cool vintage sheets? I've never found anything worthwhile.

  9. Aw, look at that! It was so nice hanging out with you that weekend. Hope you survived your crazy October!


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