Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer Quilt 2018 Finished...


Summer Quilt 2018 Finished! Binding is scrappy from the fabrics in the quilt, and quite narrow. All in all I am happy with the quilt. :)

Used the rest of the Seattle fabric I had made boy PJs out if several years ago, and several other fabrics in this quilt were: lady PJs, shirts, dress, and top and various scraps from other projects. This is what quilts used to be - "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do or do without" being the mantra of the ladies who are our foremothers in quilting and in so much more. 


The backing is Kaleidoscope from Connecting Threads, the thread I used for piecing was mostly Superior Threads So Fine #50, the quilting thread was Connecting Threads Essential Cotton in a deep pink, which although very linty is always so pretty in use!!   The batting is Mountain Mist Cream Rose cotton which is soft and pliable and just lovely to sew on.  

Plans for the next quilt are formulated, and will proceed in another month or so. Summer resting....

Monday, May 28, 2018

It's Always Autumn Raglan Top with Semi-Cowl Collar...

Coming along on the quilt. I have actually finished the quilting as of last week, and trimmed it and now for the binding!

Meanwhile I have finished a navy blue knit top That I cut out awhile back!  The navy knit is from Joann Fabrics and is quite nice. The pattern is from It's Always Autumn, and is the second one I have tried of hers. I love them. I meant to make this for last winter, but it will be for cooler days and Fall this year.  In addition I added a semi-cowl collar to this garment.  I like to do that.  I use the tutorial by Sarah Veblen from Threads Magazine for the attachment of the collar.   It went together well. Autumn's pattern are always easy to download and put together and they are FREE. They come on one size - Large, and it is pretty true to a misses large in a like top. LOVE that she gives this pattern and other away  she has some really cute children's clothing patterns as well.    She has an index list of her sewing tutorials here!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Crazy Cotton Night Gown...

Crazy nightie 2018.  This was made from some fabric from eQuilter. Print with coffee cups all over it - however I didn't buy enough fabric! SO - I color blocked it with some cotton left over from quilt backing. I know - looks sort of weird, but I love cotton night wear, and this is another (I made the Paris print one, here's that linky) made from a tracing of a nightgown I made from a Butterick Pattern a very long time ago and now that pattern is in the wind! Butterick 5058.   Jumper pattern from back in the early 90s? Late 80s? Something like that.  Just a little project between finishing my Summer Quilt and sewing my navy knit Fall top. I started that top as well, but that's for later!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Summer Quilt Free Motion...


First, the one part of the finished top for the Summer Quilt....the top is done, and pretty scrappy looking!  Maybe too free form, but it's going to be happy!


Been trying out samples of FMQ to get back in the swing.  Then I started the quilting on my Summer Quilt. HHHmmm...now I remember why I started loving walking foot quilting!!!  FM on my Summer Quilt looks kinda like at times I lost the feel.   The samplers are always very much easier than dragging a large quilt through the machine! BUT the machine part is perfect with the Pfaff. It's the person in the chair that has the issues! HAHAHA.  But this is a quilt for me. It will live on the couch and be a light cover for the warmer weather as well as the in-between weather.

No movement on that navy blue knit top! I really need to get that sewn. Since I cleaned and oiled the serger I am ready to go on that but the Spring cold, damp, gray weather has been relentless and has taken a toll on the spirits at times...