Friday, September 19, 2014

More Craft Fair Prep

Hello! I have a pretty quick post today and then it's back to sewing. I've been a cutting fool lately, cutting lots of fabric for my 12" microwave bowl cozies and key fobs. I'm setting the key fob fabric aside right now because those are super quick to make, and focusing on the more time consuming products. I have all 21 of my 9" bowl cozies done and I just finished the first 12" cozy. It is a perfect fit for bowls 8-10" in diameter. The bowl I have is about 9 3/8".

I've got 20 more cozies pinned and ready to go so I better get to work! I plan to also work some more on my secret quilt project this weekend. Here's one more sneak peak but that's all you get until this is in the hands of the recipient! ;)

I'm linking up today to Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Have a sew crafty weekend!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale!

Hello! I have some exciting news from Craftsy!

(sponsored post)

Have you heard Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale is happening now? Learn from the world's best instructors in the comfort of your home, when you shop up to 50% off ALL online classes! Once you enroll you can watch your classes anytime, anywhere, forever. Hurry, offer expires September 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale and save.

You simply must check out this sale! Click on my banner to check out what Craftsy has to offer. There are so many amazing quilting and sewing classes to choose from. Some of my favorites include:

Dot-to-Dot Quilting with Angela Walters
Fun With Fusible Applique with Debby Luttrell
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts with Kimberly Einmo
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple with Camille Roskelley
Playful Piecing Techniques with Camille Roskelley
The Twisted Irish Chain with Amy Gibson

And speaking of Amy Gibson, if you haven't heard the news, she's an author now! I have absolutely no ties to Amy except that I follow her blog, but she is one of my favorite quilters and I'm so excited that she has a book coming out this coming spring. You can check out her blog post about it here. I have no doubts that her book will be amazing and a must-have!

I hope you all have a sew crafty day!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Odds and Ends

Hello! I was a busy little beaver over the weekend working on my microwave bowl cozies. I finished 20 of the 9" size and have 1 more to go. I've also got the batting cut for the 12" size and started cutting the fabric yesterday. I'll be using small pieces from these fat quarters for my key fobs as well, so I'm cutting those at the same time. I have so much to do that I have to figure out some time-saving techniques along the way!

I took a break Monday and Tuesday to finish up some other obligations for this month. I have my September $5 quilt meeting this coming Saturday so I whipped up the August blocks on Monday. The basic block is on the left, the intermediate on the right.

And yesterday, I sewed my 2 Threadbias bee blocks. They were both so much fun! One is a disappearing 4-patch which I had never done before and I was a bit nervous about the cutting. But it turned out great!

The other is a block called On the plus side designed by Camille Roskelley for the Aurifil 2014 Designer block of the month series. It is so cute! In sewing these 4 blocks, I finally mastered my pinning technique to get my points to match! They're almost all perfect! Woo hoo!

This morning, I visited a small local quilt guild meeting. I was a member of a much larger guild for about a year but their meetings were in the evenings which is hard for me because my husband has a long commute for work. I wasn't able to attend several of the meetings so I felt like I wasn't able to get involved like I wanted. Now that Max is in school all day, my mornings are open and this guild meets Wednesday mornings which is perfect! And it's much smaller which I think is a better fit for me. I'm excited to get to know this group of ladies more and learn from their years of experience. ;)

I'm linking up today to Sew Fresh Quilts and Freshly Pieced.
Sew Fresh QuiltsWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Well, it's back to the grind for me!

Have a sew crafty day!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Craft Fair Prep

Hello and Happy Friday! Boy, fall sure has come to Michigan, right on the heels of a late summer. We've had chilly temps this week and quite a bit of rain. But fall is my favorite season so bring it on! I've enjoyed a couple pumpkin spice lattes from my favorite coffee shop, one as I'm typing this. ;) And I've begun work on my craft fair products. I got notice on Monday that I was approved to participate so I have a lot of work to do! Remember all these goodies I got a few weeks ago?
I dug into the 10" squares and the Wrap-N-Zap yesterday and have 5 completed 9" microwave bowl cozies, with 16 more in the works. I will also be making 12" cozies, hot pads, oven mitts, mug rugs, applique tea towels, key fobs and quilted pillow covers. Whew! Whatever doesn't sell at the craft fair will be stocking my Etsy shop. Finally!

This size cozy can accommodate a bowl up to 7" in diameter. This bowl is about 6 3/8". The fabric is from the Isle of Enchantment collection at Connecting Threads.

I'm linking up today to finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Have a sew crafty weekend!