August 7, 2011

Some small sewing projects

It is hard to see at this point, but I have started making the perfectly pleated clutch from Amy Butler's last book, Style Stitches.  The finished product is really a beautiful clutch.  You have to pleat two panels of 64 inches.  I am using Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow fabrics.  I will update with photos when finished.

 My mom decided she would like a perfectly pleated clutch.  I am making her clutch out of Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 fabric line. 

I made a ironing mat out of Riley Blake's newest Pirate Fabric line.  I still need to put binding around the edge but the mat works great.  Especially if you are making blocks for a quilt.  You can find the tutorial on Moda Bakeshop's site.

Last item is my Sherbet Pips Neck Pillow for my trip to Hawaii later this month.  Ignore the bump in the back. I still need to sew the pillow shut!!

Too Legit, Too Legit to Quit.....

I have made my first official quilt top..... well, I made a few mistakes, but most people couldn't tell where.  I figure since it is my first quilt top - I am allowed a few mistakes.  I messed up the block arrangement, but my friends reassured me they can't see how. I was using Aneela Hooey's Comic Strip Quilt, but forgot to watch my layout of blocks.  As a good quilting friend of mine said, "There are not mistakes, just a refiguring of the pattern".  I think I will go with that (wink).

I have started my second quilt top.  This one is following the tutorial located on Sew Mama Sew and is called Pinwheels in the Park.  Lovely Little Handmades is doing a quilt along.  There is no tutorial to follow on the blog, but more of an encouragement through her blog as you make the quilt.  It has been really enjoyable so far.  Go take a look and see if you would like to make one.

I also spent time yesterday cutting out 328 triangles to make two zig zag quilts for  friend who had her twins several months ago.  Maybe I will finally finish them before  they turn 30!!
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