Sunday, October 13, 2013

still sewing

With all that's been going on, I am back to sewing!  I started homeschool for our son with my husband's support, we are all happy with it, still hand quilting hubby's quilt, and making clothes for the little one.  This dress is called the Agnes tunic by Jennifer Paganelli.

here is the dress with collar inserted and one sleeve attached.
making the collar and bias strip came first.  Attaching the collar was the most complicated part.  Paganelli's patterns are very detailed and helpful with specific instructions and lots of pictures.
I finished with French seams and sleeve and hem bands.  I love the way the bands look, and it is an easy way to hem.  She wore the dress all day, it was very comfy she said. It's the first dress I have made for her that she really likes, she even wants to wear it for fall pictures when she goes back to pre-school after fall break. Success!!!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Where has the summer gone

Summer is flying by.  I have not quilted much at all, or even thought about it really.  Too much to do with the kids and work and planning our next school year.  The kids are growing like weeks, I can almost hear them getting taller and outgrowing their clothes. 

I still need to quilt my king size Town Square, so this week I decided to do a little bit every day.  It will be finished by Christmas, oh yes, it will be finished!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy Spring!

I wish you could smell this great cup of coffee I just made! Black coffee, frothy skim milk and cinnamon.  It is a great spring morning, I am enjoying my coffee, my fam, and listening to the rain outside.  Nice quiet relaxing start to a busy Saturday.  Nothing much quilty going on here, besides handquilting the Town Square.  My house, the kids, hubby, the herb garden, all have had priority for the last two months.  Have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Catching up

Last week we celebrated Valentines Day with cake pops

and decorated strawberries with toothpick and paintbrush, fun and tasty!

then got back to work on my final.
I have bought NO fabric in the past 6 months.  Those teals in the picture I bought back in the 90's sometime, don't remember exactly when.   Fabric diet going well, other one not so much!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

this paisley one will be my last for a while!  I will be working on the stones and paths in between, hope no one minds my posting pics as I get those in place.  Have a great week! View other pretty flowers at Karen's blog.  Thanks Karen for featuring One Flower Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

Another batik I love this fabric! Sewed while Emma pretended to be little Pink Riding Hood in a pink cape with a basket of pretend cookies.  I was "Grandmuvver."  The big bad wolf didn't stand a chance against my tough little angel.  My son hopped off the computer for a while so I could post, gotta run to catch American Idol.  Thanks to Karen for continuing to host One Flower Wednesday at

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Final Exam Quilters Academy Vol 1

I have learned so much from the Quilters Academy!  I have been blessed with a co-worker who took one of the author's classes at a quilt festival, and shared her enthusiasm and a great book with  me when she got back to work.  I can say it has changed the way I quilt, most definitely.  My sewing is faster and more accurate, my piecing is better, and I have some really beautiful quilts to show for it. Working on the final is so much fun!  The "final" is actually a drawing of a quilt broken down into distinct units. The written part is to decide what the basic unit or grid is, figure out how to cut and piece the units into blocks using a strip set method, and then how many inches are required for all the blocks in the quilt, then of course you make the quilt.  I am working through the first test block now.  I decided to use a two inch square as my basic grid, since I had stacks of two inch squares cut for another project that never got off the ground.  It will make a pretty large block, but that means I will I have a good size throw when finished. 

beautiful! I love it.  this is just one block of a great big nine patch.  I have lots of different teal blues in my stash, so not only am I getting a new quilt, but will be using up scraps as well.  Bonus!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

The decorations have been put away, the new year has started, and I have a flower completed this week! 

this one is a batik.  so far I am still working from my stash.  I had a chance to sort all my scraps and fat quarters.  That was fun, so much I had forgotten was there.  Have a great week, go see more love flowers on Karen's blog!