I finally got one time to haul out my sewing machine and make some progress on my Wildflowers and Honey Quilt. The top row are the left over single colour blocks, and the bottom row are the random blocks I made from the remaining fabric.
Just a quick post today. I while back I signed up for FibreShare, which is an international yarn swap. Now that my partner has received her package I can share some of the goodies I made. I think my absolute favourite is this sparkly yarn that I hand-dyed. I used the same method as my Sunny Ways yarn except with pastels.
Way back when I purchased a set of fat quarters from Connecting Threads‘ Wildflowers and Honey line. This past spring I used that gorgeous fabric to piece together quilt blocks based on the Paving Stones Quilt from Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes. My intention was to go for a subtle rainbow effect so I tried to keep similar coloured fabrics together, so I have green, blue, purple, yellow/orange, and red blocks.
I finally got a chance to put together the quilt top.
I think this might have been my favourite fabric from that last big Spoonflower purchase I made a few weeks ago. I absolutely love Bob’s Burgers and this fabric was too cute to pass up. I based it off of this Drawstring Pouch tutorial from Martha Stewart Living, except that I boxed the corners.
You guys, a few weeks ago Spoonflower had a BOGO sale on fat quarters and I fell HARD. I love fat quarters, they’re the perfect size for project bags, so I had to take this opportunity to stock up.
We’ve got Itty Bitty Knitting Committee (and the corresponding pink balls of yarn on the end), Thank Your for Being a Friend, Bob’s Burgers, and SuperWhoLock (which I actually purchased a couple years ago). I’m also including the Canadian flag fabric and red starbursts, which are from Connecting Threads, since I’ll be making a bag out of that as well.
You might have noticed I have a thing for blankets. What can I say, I like to be cozy. This past weekend I whipped up the quickest quilt top I’ve ever made. I used 10″ precuts from Connecting Threads (from their Cottage Chic line that came out a few years back).
I just stitched the squares together straight out of the package. This was quick, but I think it would have been better if I trimmed them myself. As they were they weren’t quite square and you can tell if you look closely.
Well, it’s that time of year again, time for New Year’s Resolutions. But I can’t look forward without first looking back. Last year I put my crafting resolutions in writing right here on my blog and, while I didn’t actually stick to any of them, I think I followed the spirit of most of them.
First, here’s a little update on my 2015 resolutions:
Now that that’s out of the way I can look ahead to my 2016 resolutions:
So there you have it, my crafting resolutions. Here’s to a great 2016!
This is the first full week of autumn, and what better way to celebrate than with a new bag? (Okay, I can think of plenty of better ways, but it’s autumn and I have a new bag, so let’s just go with it). Last year I picked up a copy of The Best of Threads Handbags; it’s full of great patterns but I specifically wanted the 6-Pocket Clutch designed by Gilbert Muniz.
Like so many around me I have fallen under the spell of adult colouring books, specifically Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest. The ancient pencil crayons I’ve had kicking around since high school were looking a little sad so I treated myself to a new box of Crayolas. Now all I needed was a cute pencil case to store all those pretty colours.
I love shopping in thrift shops but I usually stick to knick-knacks and books. However, I recently read about using thrift store sheets as muslins when sewing (basically a practice piece so you can try out a pattern and make sure you understand all the techniques and that everything fits okay). So when my errands took me by Value Village I decided to pop in and have a look. How did I not know what a great fabric source this place was?