Sunday, July 30, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
This summer I haven't done much sewing or quilting even though I have lots of unfinished projects and a list of ideas I want to try.
But I have had time to do some hand sewing a few times when I joined a group at the local library who get together to sew every other week for a couple of hours.
I finished the leaves on this wool felt piece I started in June, 2016. I may get this finished this year if I continue working on it in spare moments.
Last week we drove to Orlando - 12 hours in the car!
Last year my students and I read about the manatees in Florida. I really wanted to see some. We went to Homasassa Springs State Park where they care for injured manatees. The water is very clear so we were able to see this one. It is huge!
We crossed this bridge on our way to St. Pete.
A view of the water at the state park. So calm and peaceful.
(It was very hot-humid, too.)
That's all I've got this Friday.
How was your week?
Friday, July 7, 2017
A few weeks ago I took a hand applique class because, you know, I hate applique. It's gonna take a lot of practice to be an adequate hand appliquer. But I am using some of the lessons I learned with my row-by-row applique leftover from 2015.
Above is one section machine appliqued.
What I used from hand applique is tacking down the pieces with a long machine basting stitch instead of using any fused material or glue.
One out of four done and I really like the look and feel.
For my finish-
my old standby giant 9 patch.
The center is Meet the Royals and the other sections are from the same fabric manufacturer.
I used a favorite multicolored floral on the back. The quilting is simple diagonals. I didn't mark any lines, just sewed in semi-straight lines.
Two weeks ago we had this bunch and a few more over for good-bye supper for Liam and David.
Loved having them. Hope to have them over again when the boys visit next summer.
So many ideas and so little time.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Okay, okay. I've posted about these baby clothes a lot.
But I finally got the measurements for the waist and legs.
The knit leggings were super easy and I will make this pattern again.
I used a bit of the selvedge to indicate the back of the pants.
The little ruffled bloomers looked so cute finished.
Unfortunately, the bloomers were too big for little girl. I have more of the blue flowers so I may make another top when she grows into the bottoms.
That's all for this pattern. I plan to work on some row by row strips.
Thanks to Amanda Jean for leaving her link open longer.