Friday, May 6, 2016

Q2 Finish #2

Hello! I'd like to share my 2nd finish for Quarter 2 with you today. Max has been asking for new curtains for his bedroom for quite some time. He picked out a glow-in-the-dark fabric (no longer available) from the Blast Off collection by Connecting Threads and it has been washed and folded, just waiting for me to sew. I finally got around to doing just that while he was in school a couple weeks ago. He was very excited to come home and see them! It's hard to really see the pattern because it's so small but they are constellations.

I had a little over a yard of fabric left over so I decided to make a couple throw pillows for him as well. He loves making pillow forts so these will come in handy! :)

On April 19, @elleluna on Instagram started The 100 Day Project to encourage people to be creative every day for 100 days. I stumbled onto the project the next day but since I had made Max's curtains on 4/19, I decided to participate. And I'm happy to announce that today is day 18 and I have managed to spend at least a small amount of time in my sewing room working on some aspect of the sewing/quilting process every single day! It's exciting and I've really gotten a lot done! Maybe I'll meet all of my goals this quarter. ;)

I'm linking up today to crazy mom quilts' finish it up Friday.

Have a Sew Crafty day!

Jenn

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Q2 Finish #1

Hello everyone! I haven't had time to blog recently but I have been busy. On April 14, I received an email from Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane, informing me that I was chosen to be able to purchase a ticket for her Sew South retreat next Spring. I'm so excited that I'm able to go! The next day, I found someone selling their ticket for Glamp Stitchalot in June. She also had a hotel reservation and I'm excited to say that I'm going to that retreat as well! I have never been to a sewing or quilting retreat and from the sounds of things, I'm really doing it up big right out of the gate! :)

I finally got back to sewing and have my first finish of quarter 2 to share with you. My White Stars mini quilt. The pattern is by Jaybird Quilts and is found in the book Fun-Sized Quilts. It measures about 12.5" x 16.5". I went with simple quilting in the ditch around the stars. It's hard to tell in the picture but the stars show up quite nicely on the back of the quilt which I think is cute. It's up on my sewing room wall for now but I may end up listing it for sale in my Etsy shop. I haven't decided yet.


I'm linking up today to Let's Bee Social.
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Have a Sew Crafty day!

Jenn

Monday, April 11, 2016

Finish-A-Long Q2 Goals

Hello! Well, it's certainly been a while and I haven't gotten a whole lot of sewing done. The last time I posted was in February when I thought I had finished the handle covers for my aunt's appliances. They were, in fact, too narrow. Bummer. I kind of lost some steam after that and then had to prepare for my little Annabelle's 1st birthday. I can't believe it's been a year since she was born and you'd never know now that she was a preemie!

I did finally get started on my Modern HST Sampler. I'm making a Christmas version and so far, I'm really liking my blocks!

And now for my Q2 goals. I have some big ones!

I have 12 goals this quarter: 7 small projects, 3 quilts and 2 pairs of curtains.
        1. Finish my second Scrap Happy Purse
        2. Fix the appliance handle covers to make them wider
        3. a. Constellation fabric - Max's curtains
            b. Blue dot fabric - Annabelle's curtains
        4. a. Finish Saltwater Mini
            b. Finish Swoon Mini
            c. Finish Quiltilicious Mini
            d. Finish Red Letter Day Mini
            e. Finish White Stars Mini
        5. Finish Midnight Mystery quilt
        6. Finish Nested Churn Dash quilt top
        7. Finish Annabelle's quilt top

I'm linking up with the Finish-A-Long today over at Clover and Violet.

Have a Sew Crafty day!

Jenn

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Kitchen Appliance Handle Covers

Hello everyone! I was hoping to have my 4th finish for you today but it's remaining a WIP for now. My aunt asked for 2 sets of handle covers for her refrigerator, freezer, oven and microwave doors. I was hoping to have them done for Christmas but like so many other things, I just ran out of time. I have all of them sewn and the Velcro done on 1 of them but I'm afraid they are too narrow. So I need to take the finished one over to my aunt's house and measure. Fingers crossed it fits!

I used fabric from an older collection by Connecting Threads, called Birchtree Lane. I think it will look very nice in my aunt's kitchen.

I'm linking up today with WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedSew Fresh Quilts

Have a Sew Crafty day!

Jenn