Archive for June, 2010
Is it wrong to have so much fabric that you can, on any given Sunday, find a dozen coordinating fabrics, cut off a couple of strips of each, then cut and sew 54 blocks for a lap quilt? Is that too much fabric or just enough? Even though I didn’t even make a dent in my stash and out popped a quilt top, I’m going with just enough. How bad would it be to get half way through only to not have what you need to complete a project. You’re with me, right?
Those of you who read this blog know that I’m not a fan of pastel baby quilts. I’m pretty much against them, in fact. This is for a new baby boy. The forest critter fabric is from Amy Schimler and it pairs nicely with some Michael Miller hedgehogs, Joel Dewberry chestnuts and a couple of Eric Carle dots and odd scraps thrown in for good measure. Super simple blocks but not bad for any given Sunday afternoon.
The fabric store that Becca and I have is hosting a Tufted Tweets giveaway on our blog. Be sure to enter!
Ever get the feeling you just have to sew something? Something quick and easy, an instant gratification fix. This fun pillow cover is it. I finished in just under an hour.
I cut strips of the fantastic bikes from Erin McMorris’ new line, Weekends (a good choice for the long holiday weekend!) and paired them with strips of Kona solids – cactus, bright pink, medium grey, orange and ash. I didn’t even care if I sewed them that straight. A little wonky never hurt anybody. It’s a simple envelope enclosure in the back. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, leave a comment and I’ll get a more specific write-up for you.
All fabrics used are available in our shop.