Archive for the 'Sewing' Category

New Sewing Project?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

I like this Fast Bright Quilt that Shiner’s View posted yesterday, and it looks like a project I would enjoy making.

She has made similar ones before, Scraps to Quilt and the Ocean Quilt. I think the pattern works very well with solids or a mix of solids and prints.

“You don’t have to be a quilter – or own a barn!”

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

“A barn quilt is a quilt block which is painted on a barn.” Read all about them by following the links in this post:

MetaFilter: “You don’t have to be a quilter – or own a barn!”.

I think I need to seek some of these out on my next trip to the US.

Quilting Inspiration

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Some quilts I liked:

Shiner’s View: Ocean Quilt (also on Flickr and an earlier version.

she can quilt: Rainbow Breeze Quilt based on the Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern

Small Sewing Project

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

While André and I were on vacation for most of August, one of our neighbors took care of our plants. She’s also a sewist so I sewed her a little bag as a thank you.

I loosely followed this tutorial: Fat Quarter Tote with darts that I found here years ago.

Here it is:


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Sewing Project

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

I recently got a new sunlounger and actually got to spend some time using it since the weather has gotten really nice this week. The only thing that was missing from my reading comfort was a cushion or two. I remembered this hummingbird fabric I’ve been saving for a special project for five or six years – it was just enough for two front sides. I used some matching light green fabric (Kona Cotton Solid in Spearmint, if I’m not mistaken) for the back.

It was almost 10pm when I finished them, so here’s a quick shot of the cushions on their intended sunlounger at dusk.

Update: Here are two more photos in better light: