Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A Mixed Bag
I am seeing on a number of blogs where people are showing and asking how many projects are in the mix. I don't count and I'm not about to tell - seriously - you would all think I am crazy. But I find it inspirational to play with a variety things, variety of colors, variety of fabrics lines, all in a variety of stages. It's like a mixed bag of candy, you get to enjoy a variety of goodness.
Since you all saw the wavy quilt in stages of working thru it, I thought you should see the finished quilt. This was hard to photo as the lite colors in it just kept washing out. We finally thru it under the apple tree for some spattered shade.
My aunt came for the Tuesday sewing class and brought the binding fabric (same as final border) and I applied it by machine with a decorative stitch. She was very happy with it and said she was keeping this one for herself - she's given so many away. The blocks are a Jelly Roll pattern by The 3 Dudes and you can see the U-Tube HERE.
I am slowly working on my Let's Book It project. I wasn't happy with the 'heart' shape flowers and then I (shudder) tried yo-yos which looked too heavy. Eventually I went with Prim circles. I have all the other units finished, just need to trim those flower blocks down to 3.5" and I am ready to put this together.
I think there is a lot of secret sewing going on too. My pile of left overs for the upcoming 'See You in September' Hop. Riley Blake Ginghams and some Shot Cottons - another fabric is missing - because I used it ALL. My day is the 15th and yes, all three of my projects are done. I, also, picked up a fun bundle for a give away.
And I dumped a bag of black scraps to play with for the 'Black Cat Crossing' Hop in Oct. I know, plenty of time - but when inspiration hits, you sew. I'm not showing the other fun bundle of fabric I plan to play with for another project for this hop - you would certainly quess what it is.
This bundle has been cut up into lovely piles to play with a project - well, it is actually half way done. You won't see this until October. There's 4 different fabric companies represented in this grouping - who says you can't blend it together. Besides, I am in the 'purge' mode and I wanted to use what is on the shelf. I think with the approach of Fall - yellows, golds, and hues of brown just sing the season. Our trees are already starting to show some Fall color.
And I have been adding some new buttons on the side bar. Many fun projects popping up and with summer vacations over - kids back to school or off to college - I hope there is something in the variety to inspire time to sew.