Now on to the Inside Arm... I am running desperately LOW on fabric so I have to sew pieces together in places that are not too conspicuous such as the Inside Arm and the Deck areas! I hate to do it but in this case because I can't find anymore of this fabric I'm in… Continue reading The Inside Arm and Deck!
Okay. I have a confession to make. This project has sadly sat neglected for ...ahem... I can't even remember how long...let me check the calendar...or even better... let me check this here blog... June of 2011 !!!! WoW. I guess I did have a great excuse, an ACL injury and all and it took a… Continue reading Couch Slipcover Comes Out To Play!
Here is tester block No. 2 for 'Back to Square One'. I'm much more pleased with this version but I still had difficulty getting to be EXACTLY sqaure. I think I was taking too much of a 'Bite' when sewing the paper piecing... I made a conscience effort to remember to make all the center… Continue reading Testing my ‘Back to Square One’ Block again…
Friday I was working on a complimentary block to my Scrappy Arrowhead block. I think I'll call this block "Back to Square One". So appropriate don't you think considering our dilemma with the kitchen remodel? It could also most definitely work for my Weight Loss Journey Quilt I've boxed up and put on the shelf… Continue reading Back To Square One Block…
Today I was writing over on my shop’s blog! Check out my new pattern for the ON-GRAIN Arrowhead block! Those experienced won’t need instructions but look for a tutorial on using the new pattern in a few days!
Sometimes when I’m working on sewing down my scrap pile I come across an idea. Today I wanted to see if I could make Anita Grossman’s Arrowhead block using some of my scrap strips. If you have never tried her version of the Arrowhead block I highly recommend it. It is fun to do and will open your eyes to a whole new way of piecing.
The block is featured in her book Rotary Cutting REVOLUTION, seen below…
I made this block a couple of years ago at quilt retreat and the one thing I remember was the outside edges of the block are all on the bias. For some people this isn’t an issue but for me, as I’m known for OVER pressing, I know I’d run into trouble.
So off I am at the drawing table…
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Hi Friends! I've completed my grocery bag pattern drafting and would you believe I actually figured out how to print it on multiple pages? I'm going to do something different with this pattern. I am going to give it away for all of you to enjoy but if you do decide to sew this I'd… Continue reading Re-Useable Grocery Bag Pattern Release!
Hi Friends! I made a few adjustments in the paper pattern. First, I cut it down to just half the size since it was a mirror image. Then I lowered both the sides and the front curves... ...and added a side seam. I thought this would work better for Fat Quarters and Half Yard Cuts. … Continue reading Re-Usable Grocery Bag Pattern Testing Part 2! – Small adjustments
Hi Everyone! I guess I'm not going to have much to say as far as typing goes today! I made another video!!! The nightgown is finished and it turned out really nice! I had to break up the video into 2 in order to post it to Youtube, sorry about that, but here you go,… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 10- The Lace Hem and Reveal!…A Talkie!
Hi Again! This installment of the Nightgown Project is a fun one! I woke up this morning and thought..."Hey, let's make a video!". Yes, I actually said that to myself. I am soooooo not cut out for moving pictures but what the heck. Here is me (trying my best not to laugh or to totally… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 9- Basting the Neck Band to the Yoke and Bodice…A Talkie!
Hi Everyone again! Last night I sewed the Neck Edge of the Neck Band together. It went together very quickly... I first sewed the Back Neck Band Shoulder Seam to the Front Neck Band Shoulder Seam on both sides then sewed around the Neckline Edge right sides together... I pressed the seams, clipped the… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 8- Sewing the Neck Band