Over the winter I did a lot of “secret sewing”, which is basically just me sewing stuff for companies, but having to wait to share it. This quilt above, the Equestrian Quilt, was one of them.Pin It
Here is just a small sampling of what I’ve been up to lately, and what I’ve been posting on InstaGram. I took a small vacation, and bought way too much fabric!
Today is the first day in Fat Quarter Shop’s Spooky Delights Table Runner Sew Along, and I will be one of the bloggers showing my own twist on the design. I will be posting my progress every Monday morning for the next three weeks.
I thought the whole concept sounded fun, and I do need more Halloween decor!! Maybe you do too?
Today is just a nice welcome post to share the fabric requirements with you, which can be found here, and to show you the fabric’s I picked out.
I know I said two weeks ago that I would only be doing one project for Andover Fabrics this Quilt Market, and I really meant it at the time! But then I saw Libs Elliott’s debut line with them called True Love. It was just too many perfect black and white fabrics, and I just had to work with it.
So I am now working on a second, much smaller project using all of these beauties…
These marbled designs are my absolute favorite and I plan on getting a few yards of each when they officially come out! I’m thinking dresses, kids skirts, quilt backing, quilt binding and so much more! It’s just too perfect!
The line officially comes out May 2016, so keep an out at your favorite shops local or online!Pin It
Back in the Fall, I was contacted by Sprout Patterns asking if I would like to try out their new services. I was already intrigued, so of course I said yes!
Their website is pure genius. You get to choose from a large selection of clothing patterns, have it printed with any Spoonflower design and then just cut it out and assemble when it arrives. No need to buy the pattern or pin anything. The pattern really is printed right on the fabric!! It’s amazing.
All of the pieces have a white border around them, and are labeled very clearly so there is no question about where to cut.
For my first project I decided to try out the Kids Recess Raglan. I went with my own Stripes, Dots & Gems fabric design for the sleeves and Heidi Kenney’s Mermaid fabric for the body. I have been looking for a reason to use those mermaids, they are just too cute!
The fabric was easy enough to cut out, and the little labels were perfect for keeping track of what was what.
The hardest part for me, assembly wise, was the collar. I had never attached a collar using a serger before, so There may have been a few curse words used. (or a lot) I think if I practice more, I won’t be as frustrated next time.
I also didn’t attach the little blue tabs, because the frustration had taken over and I wasn’t ready for them. I regret that now, because that pop of blue would have been perfect.
I also tested out the Lane Raglan in an adult size and the Lined Zipper Pouch. They were both super easy to assemble, and hopefully I’ll have photos of them to share soon! I’m also eyeing the Moneta Dress, but I’m going to try it with plain fabric first, just to make sure I’m ready!
Long Story Short: Go check out Sprout Patterns, you will not be dissapointed!!Pin It
I have decided to start giving myself some free time to do the things I love that aren’t sewing! This means drawing, painting, walking around museums, learning tech stuff, reading, casting plastic and taking pictures of toys.
I know that a lot of my followers might find this silly and uninteresting, but I don’t. I did start a new InstaGram account for my toy photos, just so I could divide my worlds a tiny bit. If you are on IG and are interested, you can find my profile here.
I’ll post my favorites here now and then just to break up all the posts about quilting!Pin It