Sewing Away!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Quilting by Jeni Baker
Quilting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Thursday! Hope you're all having a good week! Personally, I'm ready for the weekend! I'll still be sewing, but at least things seem to slow down a little bit!

It's so hard not being able to show you guys everything I'm working on! I'm going to try my best to show little peeks here and there though! No harm in sharing the back of a pillow top I finished today! I played around with pebble quilting on this one, I'm happy with how it turned out, but man it takes forever!

Another Peek by Jeni Baker
Another Peek, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
As promised, a little peek at some details.  I tried using leather straps and rivets for the first time today.  Let's just say it took a few times to get it right! Was totally inspired by Anna's tote from a few months back, and the Around Town Tote Bag from Liberty Love!

I ordered my leather straps from here.  I picked up the rivets/tools at a local craft shop.

Basting by Jeni Baker
Basting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Lately every time I have class at The Sewcial Lounge I've made sure to get a quilt ready to baste too.  So much easier than basting on carpet, and there is always good conversation.  Speaking of classes, there are still a few spots left in next week's Lined Drawstring Bag Class, next Thursday, April 25th from 6:00pm-8:30pm.  For more information and registration see here.

Stitched up April's blocks for the Shining Stars Block of the Month Club this week! We're using Color Me Retro and Art Gallery Blenders for this quilt. For more information head over to Pink Castle Fabrics, here!

Sweet Purse Frames by Jeni Baker
Sweet Purse Frames, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Couldn't resist a few cute purse frames! I've always loved this style with the giant colorful clasps! I bought mine from this shop on Etsy.

Sew-it... Today - Issue 4 by Jeni Baker
Sew-it... Today - Issue 4, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Sew-it... Today - Issue 4 by Jeni Baker
Sew-it... Today - Issue 4, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Sew-it... Today Issue 4 arrived today!  I was happy to have two sizes of my drawstring bag in this issue! Both feature Color Me Retro and Art Gallery Pure Elements.

You can find Issue 4 on newsstands and on Sew-it's website here.

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
George, looking as sweet as ever!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Vanilla
Sound of: Harry Potter 7
Taste of: Honeycomb cereal
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Sitting on the couch for a bit

Good Things about Today:
- Finally cleaned out the sock drawer
- Finished two projects today
- Michael came home early!
- Colorful mail!


  1. I've been wanting to try working with leather straps! Love the fabric used for the bag, too.

    I made a little black bunny stuffie last week that turned out looking like your little George. George was in the back of my mind when I decided to make it.

  2. fun stuff! I cannot wait to see more of your fabirc, it looks amazing!

  3. I like how the pebble quilting makes the pattern pop. I've never tried it myself. Maybe I should make a sampler mini quilt for me?


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