So I have been sewing. I haven't gone on some epically long hiatus like I did this winter. I just haven't taken the time to write about it. I'm changing that today. Oodles of catching-up pictures will follow. I hope you like pictures. They say a picture tells a thousand words -- if so, this is a novel.
So first up, I was in progress making a birthday present for my new niece who turned 5 a couple weekends ago.
|I moved down to the living/dining room so I could use my table to support the weight while I quilted.|
|My mom and niece tried to hold it up so I could get a picture before I wrangled it into my car for the drive up north.|
|So cute. She has apparently been wrapping herself up in it since it was gifted.|
|So patient and precise - a quilter after my own heart!!!!|
|Chain piecing on the evening 1 of the pillow project -- I had SUCH joy watching her work! Excuse the picture darkness though. It was kinda getting late.|
|These are her 100 HSTs - all stacked and pretty.|
|There's not much better than a satisfying pile of fabric trimmings!|
She pieced her HSTs together that day in rows of 10 and then learned to pin and match seams to make her pillow. By the end of the second day, with an envelope backing hastily pieced by me, she had this GLORIOUS finish!
|Its SO AMAZING!!! I want it -- or she could MAKE me one!|
I'm jealous! But, the best part?!?! She wants to make Sew Demented's Sew Together Bag next! Hook. Line. Sinker. Welcome to the quilt army, C!
Oh ya....and I guess I should add, I have also sewn together super boring curtains for my friend Brent's new place. I HATE this red fabric. Don't tell him - he's in love.
And (as per usual) I have been
amassing and hoarding collecting fabrics like its my job. My very fun and very beautiful and calming and satisfying dream job.
|The result of a delicious Pink Castle sale. They were such a good deal, they were practically free....ish. :)|
|And thanks to my quilty friend L, who split a Tula Pink Fox Field half-yard bundle with me, I was able to introduce my Tula Pink Acacia's to their new room mate.|
So...see? All is right in the quiltaverse with me. Now I have to go and cut out some fat quarters for my aviatrix medallion challenge (I'm onto you L!)