I finished up a quilt-as-you-go table runner for my coral coffee table (lower right corner).
I'm not sure if I'm a fan of QAYG or not...still on the fence.
It's a good experience though for sure--another way to get it done.
This baby quilt was finished today (owls and aqua/pink)--using up scraps of fave fabrics so I can whittle my stash and feel good about using what I've got. The owls are so dang cute with the rain drops and umbrellas.
Of course this means I will probably stay up until 2 am filling my fabric cart on Hawthorne Threads or Fat Quarter Shop (in hopes of abandoning it before I find my debit card)... haha. Do you ever do that? Fill your online shopping cart then "X" the page after looking at the total? No? Oh.
Ruby and I made focaccia the other day and then dipped it in oil/vinegar all day long. It was a huge piece too-so this week I must put the miles in. ;) But I do love bread you guys, I'm not gonna sugar coat it. I could eat bread and cheese for-eva. And apples.
Did January fly by or what?
I had several goals for the month that I did finish, and more that I didn't. But--that's life sometimes.
I did end up making a design wall for my quilt making. I followed this tutorial with a couple modifications. Mine aren't quite as tall, as I need to move them from downstairs to upstairs easily, and I didn't hook them together, as I like having two separate panels. So far they are GREAT! Do this is you are designing on your floor, as it helps to see it more clearly (in my opinion).
I made two pairs of Luna pants and talked about sewing with Indie pattern designers here.
This Katarina Roccella quilt was made on a whim one night while watching vintage Xfiles, (gets my mojo going). Today the quilt shipped out to Chicago, to live in her new home. I am obsessed with making quilts with Art Gallery Fabrics. I spoke about this in a previous post, and how it's really the only brand I'll make clothes with because of the softness and drape. So naturally for quilts it's lush.
I also made my Eye of Wisdom design into a prototype---the eyeball needs some tweaking, and more balance with the grays possibly taking some out too-but overall I'm happy to get this design out of my brain and into a tangible piece. I'll have it figured out soon. ;)
As for goals in Feb...
The quilt pictured below made my heart skip a beat, or maybe it was the pink chair with leopard upholstery. I remember seeing it in an issue of Quilty magazine, which by the way I miss! I subscribe to a British Quilt magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting because it's so fresh and pops with color.
I hope to make this flying geese quilt in pink and lipstick because it's fabulous:
I figure it's a great way to get at least a block done every month throughout this busy year, and by the end I'll have a gorgeous quilt ready to gift at Xmas --or keep myself if I'm feeling selfish. (Most likely the case.) lol
Getting close to releasing a new pattern--- this one is a special request and is close to my heart. A few more testers and then hopefully I can put it together quickly in Adobe. I thought this Frida peeking out from a pocket was so funny:
This also marks the second month for BOM club.
Each month a new bag pattern is released. I can't wait to make this new pattern by Mrs. H Sewing Patterns. It is huge, with unique handles-which is just the challenge I need to expand my skill set. I'm slightly scared but looking forward to it!
Here is a recent bag made by Hilari S in our Facebook group, it's so professional:
Did I mention February is my birthday month?! Yes--it is--so of course I'm filling my Amazon wishlist with all things pink. Especially household items that I use daily like pots, pans, an iron, a vintage phone, mugs, pens, towels, etc...
So now you know what you can get me.