Friday, May 13, 2016

Appliance Handle Cover Redo - Q2 Finish #3

Hello! This quarter is going so much better than the first quarter. I have been doing some form of sewing every day for 24 days in a row and I feel so accomplished! I've made great progress on my Pumpkin Passport cross stitch project and I have my 3rd finish to share with you today.

Back in February, I blogged about some kitchen appliance handle covers I was making for my aunt. They were intended to be a Christmas gift but I didn't finish them in time. Then, as I was adding the Velcro to what I though was the finished product, I realized that I hadn't added enough overlap for them to fit. Then I lost my steam and didn't sew for a while. But my aunt's birthday was this past Sunday (also Mother's Day this year) so I made it a priority to get these covers remade as a birthday gift. And I made it. Barely! ;)

I made 2 sets but only took a picture of one set in their new homes. They are so cute and my aunt loves them! I may have to make some for my own appliances. :)



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

Have a Sew Crafty weekend!

Jenn

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Hello everyone! I'm trying to get back into a regular blogging routine so I'm writing my blog posts ahead and scheduling them to be posted automatically. We'll see how that goes. ;)

I have finally gotten back to my Nested Churn Dash quilt and I'm really excited about my progress. The last time I blogged about it was here. I finished the other two layers and I absolutely love how these blocks have turned out. I also love that they are gigantic. 24.5" unfinished!


I'll be adding a white tone-on-tone sashing between each block and a dark brown (same fabric as the tiny churn dash) narrow border. This king-sized quilt will finish around 106" square when I'm finished.

I also started a new cross stitch project, The Pumpkin Passport by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. It is a year-long pattern with a new country image released each month. I just purchased it a few weeks ago so I'm a bit behind but I've made pretty good progress. I'm really enjoying working on this at night while I'm watching TV. Max has decided that he likes it so it will hang in his room when it's finished.

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

Jenn

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.
Sew Fresh Quilts

Have a Sew Crafty day!

Jenn