Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Today I worked on sewing the binding back ~well, really forward ~ on the Hugs and Kisses quilt.

Quilt inspiration found here:  Lyn Brown's Hug and Kisses quilt pattern.

Look!  I even made a smaller *hug* for the label...awwww....

This is my April finish for Fiber Sorts: A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Once the link is up ~ I'll add it!      :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

What I'm Working On...

...I quilted down the Hugs and Kisses quilt this evening.

pattern inspiration:

Lyn Brown's Hugs and Kisses quilt pattern

panto source:

Angel Wings from Willow Leaf Studios

Sunday, April 20, 2014


basket photo credit: here

Friday, April 18, 2014

Whoop! Whoop! 4.18.2014

I finished the Hugs and Kisses quilt to a flimsy.

Since I deviated from the pattern ~ my corners points don't match up.

Shhhh!  I won't tell if you don't tell!  Only another quilter will *see* my mistake.  :)

pattern inspiration: Lyn Brown's Hugs and Kisses.

DS wanted me to make an apron.  Hmmm ~ I've been wanting to try out this Terry Atkinson pattern since I got it in the Groovy Girls class over two or possibly three years ago.

Good thing I had one that I wanted to make.  I made a few mistakes but think I learned where to avoid them.  :)  I just need to sew either a button or a yo-yo on the accent piece then I can mail it to my SIL.

She had asked for an apron with pears, like two Christmases ago!

I'm linking up today with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I am continuing with the Hugs and Kisses blocks.

This 5 x 6 set of 12 inch blocks yields a quilt that is about 60 x 72.  I'm trying to decide if I add one more row to the bottom. A 5 x 7 set of 12 inch blocks would be about 60 x 84.  Perhaps, too big for a lap quilt?  I'm not sure of the height of the various people attending the fundraiser.  I usually give a longer quilt to taller people.  :)

pattern inspiration:  Lyn Brown's Hugs and Kisses quilt pattern

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I Started Sewing!

I chose the Hugs and Kisses Quilt as my donation to my friend's fundraiser.  I have this Lyn Brown pattern, but decided to make the half blocks cut at 6.5 inches and the corners cut at 3 inches.  This way, my blocks will finish at 12 inches and build the quilt quickly.

Here are a few of the blocks made.

I'm really liking the new *set up* in my sewing room.  I am toasty warm by the room heater! :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Almost Ready to Sew

I actually flipped the sewing room around.

Where once was storage, now is the sewing space. This is the view from the doorway.

I then moved the storage to the back of the room.  This is the view from the *L* point of the room.

I am still undecided exactly *how* I am going to store all the papers that have accumulated over the years.  I think I might *steal* the paper storage tower from the card making room and use it in the sewing room.  I actually brought the wrong paper storage unit as it holds 8 1/2 x 11 paper and not 12 x 12 paper.

I also need to find a home for my tower of scrap bins.  I used to store them under the cutting table but now that is in front of the room heater vent so to a new home they must find.  In truth, this is what drove me to re-arrange my sewing space....I want to sew closer to the heater!  :)