I have been waiting FOREVER to post this! I made it back in October and wasn’t able to get it to its new owner until recently. Life just kept getting in the way! (or I’d forget to bring it with me, which is a normal occurrence for me)
I made this specifically for an adorable little newborn baby girl who’s mama loves pretty vintage things. So of course it had to be pink, dainty and have something vintage looking on it. I also wanted to give it a modern edge, which is where the off set chevron design comes in. Most of the solid fabrics are Kona cotton and the flower print is a piece of a vintage sheet! I made it a bit bigger than a normal baby quilt, only because I got a bit carried away while making the half square triangles!
I love the design so much that I’m thinking of making another one for CT, but a little bit bigger since she’s outgrowing all of her other baby quilts!
I’ve had a lot of requests for the Simple Zig Zag necklace I added to the shop a few weeks back. It was a test piece to see if I should make more. I ordered more pieces to cast, and have the molds all ready to go. So for the next week and or so I will be taking pre-orders for these necklaces, any color you’d like and you get to choose the type of chain too! I figured this would be easier than guessing what colors buyers would want.
Since I’m going to be casting a bunch of pieces in preparation for Crafty Bastards, I can also take color requests for any of my new pieces. Just leave a comment here or email me.
The chevron quilt is no longer a stack of fabric!! I feel so accomplished! Even though I’m only about 50% (or less) done. Ha. This is the largest quilted piece I’ve worked on and the most mind boggling. I messed up three times on the placement of certain squares, mostly around the edges. Also, as you can see in the photo above, I’ve been sewing so quick that I just skipped over snipping threads, so that’s a whole huge step I need to do too. I don’t care I’m just excited to finish it, hopefully in time for Fall. I’m going to need a nice quilt to snuggle with on cold mornings.
Have any of you ever made a chevron/zig-zag quilt using squares? How did you end up quilting it? I’m still trying to decide, so any input would be awesome.
I also finished up a few tote bags using the supplies pictured above. I’m hoping to have them in my next shop update that may or may not be this upcoming Monday. All depends on how my weekend goes.
Edit: minutes after I published this post, CT starting coughing behind me, so my weekend may be spent cuddling with her…
For the first time in forever we didn’t go anywhere this past weekend! Seriously crazy for us. We didn’t want to spend a dime and we all needed a break. I apparently needed one more than I realized, because I spent most of the weekend catching up on sleep. I’ve been so tired lately, but I never really have the time to take a nap. CT doesn’t take naps anymore, and even if she did there’s non stop construction next door, I’d never sleep through it.
So what I’m basically saying is I didn’t do a single neat thing the entire weekend. Nothing! I kinda played catch up yesterday. I had a custom wall hanging that needed to be finished, plus a few unfinished sewing projects that could use my attention. I carried my sewing machine downstairs and set up shop in the dining room, that way I could sew and keep an eye on CT at the same time! Multitasking.
I actually accomplished a lot! I finished the outside of a new tote bag I’ve been thinking about, and I started and almost finished a few zipper pouches. I also organized and started sewing together the pieces to that chevron quilt I started back in January!!! I might actually have it finished by the end of the year. Ha!
It felt nice to be behind my sewing machine again, It really has been a long time. I’m hoping to continue to work on those pouches and the quilt today, we’ll see. How was your weekend?