Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wowza, It's Been Awhile

So after a very long sewing funk (well, everything funk), I finally got back into the swing of things. And I've realized that I have more to say than I should plague my instagram followers with. So here is a little catch up on what I've been working on lately.

I started working on some baby clothes. Girl baby clothes. This adorable pattern is from Peek-A-Boo. I worked it up with some orange Briar Rose strawberries and a soft orange knit. It didn't take too terribly long, but since it takes about a yard of knit it definatly isn't cheaper to make your own.

I also made some quick Just Hatched leggins from Made by Rae. One with fancy bow cuffs from a tutorial I found on Pinterest and one with little knee patches.

I picked up these adorable Grey Abbey fabrics about the same time Kelby Sews posted her Easiest Chevron tutorial. It sewed up very easily and I quickly had it quilted and bound. My first try at FMQ flowers and I'm rather proud of them! I don't have a plan for this quilt yet, I may put it up on my etsy shop soon.

But soon after this we found out baby number 3 is a boy, I decided I needed to make all 3 boys quilts with the same color scheme. So I pulled together of baby blues and greens and picked out three patterns: a churn dash, and Cluck Cluck Sew's Touchdown and Scout. Here are a few that I picked up from Hawthorne Threads.

I cut all the fabric all at once. Touchdown and Scout needed 4" strips and churn dash needed 4.5" strips so I cut one of each from about 20 half yards. I power sewed all the footballs in one week and have been slowly working on pieces for the churn dash. I almost started strip piecing for Scout this afternoon but I started work on a different project.

A finished top!
My recent trick for getting a lot done lately is chain piecing through the day then pressing and ironing at night in the living room while watching 24 with my hubby. We just finished season 1 tonight! We've been so excited about the new season that's on, but bummed that we have to wait so long between each episode.

Another little project I've been working on is the Lua Sleep Sack. I decided to try quilting and love the effect. It's like a quilt dress for a baby. I can't wait to try it out on Little Peanut in our Wyoming winter. Here is a close up of the buttons. I have enough fabric for three more. I may give two to some friends who are having boys in the coming months. Boys are so hard to sew for.

I picked up this thick navy and white decor weight fabric from Joann's and knew I wanted to make a Weekender. I've been wanting to make one for awhile and the inspiration just hit to get it done for our little Memorial day weekend trip. I have the outside all put together. I somehow could not get a 1/2 inch seam allowance with the piping, so the center strip and the outside panels didn't fit together properly. I ended up folding it over on one side and there is soe puckering, but it was better than ripping out a ton of seams. I need to finish the lining tomorrow so I can sew it in during my nightly tv watching.

But my biggest accomplishment these past few weeks? I finished my queen sized rugby stripe quilt. But that I will save for another post!

I can leave you with a little sneak peak though!