So many ideas, so little time!
(Speaking of SO, I saw a bit on the Today show that we use SO too much. They are right. I use it in almost every paragraph on this blog. And I’m trying to give it up.)
So, (just kidding) to return to the subject.
I have a lot of sewing projects going on but nothing finished to show you this week. But I can show you what you will be seeing in upcoming weeks.
I ordered some more material for tea towels when Fabric.com had Kaufman Essex Wide Linen on sale. It’s one of many fabrics that I keep on hand. I bought enough for nine tea towels. I cut out and hemmed six. But I just couldn’t do the other three. It’s such a boring and tedious task that I had to stop. Those other three will have to wait until I need them.
I stopped at a quilt shop in Spring Hill after Michelle gave me a heads up that she saw a sign for a new quilt shop. A bit north of Spring Hill Drive on 19. Where the old movie theater is. I think it’s called Bay Side Quilt Shop but I couldn’t find anything on it on the web. (And I didn’t think to grab any literature when I was there) It’s only been open for three weeks and had several shelves of product but will getting more fabrics soon. They carry the Timeless Treasures and Moda lines plus have all kinds of quilting accessories. Classes start up in June and they won’t just be quilting classes. One of the first is to make pine needle baskets.
After leaving the quilt shop, I stopped at Jo-annes Fabrics to pick up some fleece and denim–two other products I usually keep. The denim was 50% off and the bolt I picked up was $9.99. But when I went to have it cut, it was $6.49 a yard. (I always check before the scissors touch the fabric) That’s not 50% off. Turns out the denim was actually $12.99 a yard. Most places would honor the label. Not them. I didn’t buy it. I can get it cheaper at Fabric.com when it goes on sale. (Just wanted to rant a little)
To welcome the newest member of the Green family, Tyson Hugo, I’m making a quilt. Tyson lives in Seattle. Plus his parents were married at the Seattle Aquarium. (What a great reception) So I went with a nautical theme. These are Michael Miller fabrics that I ordered from Fabric.com. (Incidentally all children’s fabrics are on sale 25% off through May 26th! What a deal! I think I got mine for 15% off.)
Then Piper skyped me and asked if I would make her an Elsa costume. (From Frozen) Of course! Here’s the pattern I’ll be using…
This one’s high priority! (As soon as that shiny blue material goes on sale)
Speaking of Piper, I’ve been working on a quilt for her. Think I may have mentioned it a few times. Before I started designing it, I made a small quilt. Just to see how my idea would look.
And here’s what I have done so far on the large quilt…
Need to put one more border on three sides to finish the piecing part. Just need to decide if it will be a queen or full-size quilt. Then putting the batting and backing on and the quilting. Kind of anxious about the quilting part. But I’ll do it! And share the finished product and the measurements with you.
A few other upcoming projects are a bed for Mattie the Cattie and a new tote design. (Both requested by Jes–I haven’t forgotten!)
That should take me through the summer on my sewing projects. Hope you’ll join me on Thursdays to see the progress!