May 28, 2015

In or Out

In the garden....peonies are blooming. In the sewing room......fabric is neatly piled.
In the studio.....Ideas are looming and sketching is underway.  Preparing for new designs, finishing up some blocks.....uhm hmmm many blocks, I'll catch up. Spending time with family and enjoying this beautiful Spring and breezy. I'm not out of things to blog about, I've not run out of things to do.
I am still here......see you soon.

February 04, 2015

Sewing more blocks.....

Nine, Ten & Eleven of the Chatelaine bow....finished...yay! Twelve is cut and ready to sew and Thirteen is on my printer. I feel like they're getting a bit pastel-ly..must be the Spring inside me wanting to burst out.... These have some of the same fabrics as in the first 6 but a few different fabrics popped in. Steady reducing the scrappy jars, baskets and 1/4 yd stashes. I haven't bought any new yet....hard, very hard...but I am determined to get some things finished before I get any new fabric. I'll give it until May....I think that will be long enough...

Chatelaine- Block 9 Forest Paths

Chatelaine- Block 10 Big T

Chatelaine- Block 11 Jack in the Box

I started on a 'Heart' finished and the idea is all in place....tomorrow I sew.

I hope you are having an amazing sewing day......see you soon.

December 17, 2014

Chatelaine Blocks 7 & 8

Chatelaine Block Seven - 'Thrifty'

Playing...Sewing...Baking...all that Christmas fun! I've been busy....busy....busy. Hope everyone is enjoying the season! Happy Merry Making! ....see you soon.

Chatelaine Block Eight - 'Country Farm'

...and the Aqua & Red progress... making these blocks!

November 29, 2014

Chatelaine Blocks 5 & 6

Chatelaine - Grandmother's Pride - Block 5

Running a bit behind with my blocks, It's that time of year again :) You know, when we wished, we had 4 of ourselves. Extra hands, feet, machines.... but it is my favorite time of the year.

This is block 5, a rather simple little block and I chose some rather simple fabrics. I wanted to bring the green fabric back in but I chose not to for this one and used it for Block 6. Now I have 6 blocks complete using the same 10 fabrics. I have more of some, less of others to add to a block later, to keep the quilt balanced with 'like' fabrics throughout. 

Chatelaine - Rising Star - Block 6

And so, it was time to go sorting through scraps again. I have a nice assortment for the next batch of blocks. All caught up....for this project! I'm Christmas sewing too! I'll have lots to share next week.

...til next time, Happy Sewing!

November 24, 2014

Surprise... you're sewing tomatoes today

Well Surprise! I didn't know I was making tomato pin cushions today either...not exactly.
At the rate I am going... I'll have a bushel by the end of the year. I got into my 'Hand Maids' fabric collection again and began to sew. I saw the collection there on the shelf and away I went. These have been on my list for a while...
This time of year, my creativity is at an all time high and so, Ideas continue to flow. Creating and doing....happens without thought or plans...I just need to make things.

The colors of the fabric evoke heirloom tomatoes and I can see some pretty pears too.

I tend to stream in and out of color schemes and styles.  In the last 2-3 weeks, I've gone from pink pretties to aquas & reds, to soft, cute, shabby....some red & white and now these. True art in fabric.

This fabric is very unique and yet so flexible. I fear cutting it, that I will waste an inch of artwork. But I save the smallest pieces for another day....another project. It fits in really well with other fabrics too, making it very fun to work with. I have other ideas on my sewing table to be sewn using this collection. Projects that have been waiting....Imagine that!

I like to make new things for the sewing room, particularly around this time of year. Something about the air, the cozy of warm inside your home. Seeing something new is always nice too. So, I wonder what's next?

......til next time... Keep Calm and Bake Pies! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Day My Friends!

Fabric: HandMaids by Janet Wecker Frisch 
Pattern: 'Freshly Picked' by Heather Bailey 

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