Sunday, March 24, 2013

fun weekend sewing

Soooo I have been in the depths of waiting for things in the mail in order to continue the WIPS I have, and I decided it would be nice to make a few throw pillows for our bed since the shams came out so nice.  I also got a request from the Mr that more pillows for the bed would be good.  I love a man who appreciates a well made pillow!  Anywho- I decided to do some round ones in the poof style- they were quick and easy to make, just like a dresden plate- and I love how they came out.  On one I used my walking foot and did some straight line quilting for a change of pace from my typical fmq.  On the second I was missing my fmq so I did feathers on it, one side has wavy feathers radiating from the center, the other has a big feather wreath.  Fun stuff and more beauty for my bed- win/win!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WIP WEDNESDAY measure once cut twice...

This week's worth of sewing has been precipitated by a huge amount of waiting for fabric to arrive.... sigh.  I started the week by finishing up my second pillow sham in Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fabrics- I have it pictured below along with some pics of the quilt I made for our bed which I haven't pictured yet.  It came out great and I had a fun time quilting ferns for the first time in the center.  I then moved to working on my Tula Pink Saltwater quilt.  I started cutting and got a little carried away- and cut 6 blocks wrong... which prompted me to order 4 new FQs of those prints so I could remake them.. and then wait a week for it to get here.  I then was contacted by a very good bloggy friend with a super secret special request- for which she would send me the fabrics... again more waiting.  So finally this past weekend everything got here and I got the super secret project done (more on that soon... I promise) and the Saltwater quilt is half done too... Looks like next week will be a quilting week- which to me are the best weeks.  Hope you all had a great sewing week, can't wait to see what everyone has done!

Saltwater quilt sneak peek

Our bed quilt, made in November for our 10th anniversary- he came up with the minimal design- I made and quilted the quilt.

I did some crosshatch in the middle along with a half feather surrounding the "bricks"

the top and bottom each have a long feather design with a chain design and figure eights, I also did some large areas in pebbles.

the new pillow sham- unfortunately the curved piecing gets lost in the patchwork as the fabrics don't have enough contrast.

my very first fern.

the new sham-

the first sham I made