What I'm Currently Working On

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Happy Wednesday! It felt like a good day to share what I've been working on in the craft room lately.

I cut up a bunch (more than I needed) of squares to make a couple plus quilts! I'm making a throw size and a baby size, and I still have squares leftover. Whoops! I might make some pillows with the leftovers, or just add them into my scrap bins. The throw size quilt is the same size as my Modern Plus Quilt Tutorial, and the baby size can be found in my Arithmetic Quilt Pattern.

This weekend I got both quilts laid out on the floor and then stacked them all up. I'm glad I have a couple sets of row markers (make your own: DIY Row Markers for Quilting). I especially love using the set I made with stickers. They're so cheerful. Now I have a lot of chain piecing ahead of me. Need to find a good show to rewatch while I do that. Anything new and I'm likely to get too sucked in!

I'm working on a new grow bag tutorial! This one is made from felt, and even better than the tutorial I released a few years ago (see it here: DIY Fabric Grow Bags). I tested the material I used last season and I'm really happy with the results I saw. That will be coming soon, hopefully early next month!

Last week I cut up fabrics for two new dresses. It's been fun to dip my toes into garment sewing again after taking a long break from it. I'm making another dress using the Hinterland Dress by Sew Liberated using another vintage sheet. The first one I made is just too comfortable, I know it will be perfect for the summer months.

Kitty helped me cut out the dresses on the dining room table!

The second dress I already stitched up this week! I used one of my knit fabrics from Curiosities* paired with the Out and About Dress Pattern by Sew Caroline. I made this dress in another fabric 5 or 6 years ago, but I don't think I ever posted it here. It is really comfortable.

I meant to share a photo of the artwork I made, that I mentioned in my last Friday favorites post! I really had fun making something for no reason other than to make it. It was also a good exercise working with a medium I don't have much experience with. I used this tutorial to make it.

Happy Making!

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  1. I don’t usually comment but I love everything about his post. The Plus quilts, your vintage sheets, your new tutorial coming (made the old ones a couple years ago), your dresses, your Kitty and your art! I think I need some watercolour paints!

  2. I showed my 11-year-old daughter the art tutorial you shared last week, and she made one too! Instead of a rainbow she used colored pencils in blues, greens, and purples.

  3. I love seeing stacks of your freshly cut fabrics!


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