Monday, September 4, 2017

24 Sew a Thon

I am participating in the Pillow Case Challenge 24 Hour Sew-A-Thon. More information can be found here This is a great event that will make pillow cases for many different charities.  I am making mine for foster youth. You can join a sew-a-thon near you, host a virtual one, or plan one in your own home.  It is a great way to give back and lot's of fun as well.  Join in!  And if you do please post photos of your pillow cases in the comments section so we can all see them.

Scrap Quilts

Scarps and more scraps.  I have scraps coming out of my ears.  I was playing around with some of my scraps to start a quilt when one of my boys got involved.  He decided he wanted a scrap quilt and described what he wanted.  We started to play around with some pieces and than with his help with the ironing this quilt started to take shape.  He chose the border and actually sewed all the boarder pieces together.  He also chose the back fabric which is this amazing fabric depicting Christopher Columbus discovering the new world.

 I love how involved he was in the project and we spent a lot of time together while we were making it. This was the first time I could actually walk away from him while he was sewing.  I knew he was old enough to not stick his finger under the needle or push buttons.
 I hope that we do more sewing projects together. I suggested that he was probably old enough to work on a more advanced pattern.  We will see what he chooses.


Sometimes I see something and just want to make it.  That is what happened when I saw this little wall hanging on Pinterest.  This was very easy to make and I loved highlighting some of my favorite colors and quilt fabrics. I am not sure what I am going to do with this one yet but it is nice to have a finished mini quilt available should the need arise.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Temple Wall Hanging

This was the largest most ambitions project I have every completed.  I created the design.  The side panels were embroidered by members of my congregation.  The center was sewn my me.  I also attached all of the panels and quilted the front to the backing.  The temple will be hanging this on the wall as a gift from the Sisterhood.  It will also be used for weddings.  This project took approximately a year to complete.
Update: The wall hanging was dedicated at temple and everyone was very happy with the finished product.
 I can't wait to see it hanging up in the temple and being used by temple members for special events.

Quilt As You Go

 I always wanted to try a Quilt as you Go project.  I like how structured the quilt looks and for the first time ever my lines are straight.
 I don't like how stiff the quilt is but I think that is the batting that was used.  I think it would be a great project for a first time quilter.

Wonder Women

Sometimes you need a wonder women apron.  So you make yourself one.

New Sewing Space

 Boys grow up and they need their own space. Ahh, motherhood is always a sacrifice.  I gave up my sewing room so my boys could have separate rooms.  I found this amazing sewing cabinet because although I may give up my space I was not giving up my hobby.
 Two nights and about a million hours later and it was put together. There is so much space that I didn't even fill up the shelves.
 When it is closed up it looks just like a piece of furniture.  Matched the room and it is very functional.  I actually like my new space better.  Go figure!