Thanks for all the quilt names! We did some rearranging yesterday and I lost a major storage spot. The spot held a large tote full to the brim with unfinished projects. As I was trying to reorganize I finally came up with the quilt’s name, Scattered.
The name seems to fit where I am with projects too.
This loss of space created a fire under my ass to reorganize further and work through those projects. I’ve had a few small projects on my sewing table that were becoming clutter, beautiful clutter, but still clutter. So I made a list and am striking some off instantly. Clutter keeps me at a stand-still and I’m re-energize for sure upon checking off a few.
These small projects are created from fabrics that I’ve picked up locally.
This fabulous Anna Maria Horner velveteen that I got at The West Seattle Fabric Company is finally an infinity scarf. I’ve been matching the voiles with flannel or velveteen to make as gifts and was happy to see some of this type of fabric available in town.
I could procrastinate no longer on my delivery of my quilt to Quiltcon. This required making a drawstring bag for its containment. My boots will need something to travel in to Austin too and this Alexander Henry zebra print I got from Island Quilter is just so sassy. I want to replenish its supply even though I have no project planned.
Island Quilter had this Alexander Henry fabric in a variety of colors. I wanted to go with the black, but as an ironing board cover I thought it would fade. I totally white-trashed the construction by tracing around the shape plus an inch or so, zig-zagging an inch down to the wrong side and pulling some elastic through the hem. The elastic is pulled taunt and held tight by a toggle. If I could do it with duct tape I would. You just don’t see it so perfection doesn’t matter.
It could use some ironing. This will surely happen.
I’m itchin’ to piece this Star-Bright Star-Light Quilt as a sample before the HST LOVE class on Saturday at Island Quilter and those diamond blocks are killing me. I pulled it down to work on step outs for Jacquie’s and my Quiltcon Demo though. Stick to the list.
Ok, ignoring the list for a second and dreaming of Valentine’s Day I couldn’t help but pile. I’m always collecting fabrics for gift making.
Here’s to a productive Monday! We’ll see how long I can stick to the list.
————————————————–OPEN QUILTING STUDIOS THIS WEEK—————————————
This Wednesday we have Open Quilting Studio at Make*Do*Mend in Ballard from 11-3pm and at Island Quilter on Saturday from 4-9pm following the HST Love class below. This is a great opportunity to take a class and then stick around to finish the quilt!
::Half-Square Triangle LOVE Class::
$85/Saturday February 16th from 10am to 4pm at Island Quilter on Vashon Island.
This versatile quilt block lends itself to endless designs. We’ll cover quilting basics such as picking fabrics, matching seams and create perfect points. We’ll play with a layout that suites your style and you’ll walk away with ideas for a multitude of quilts. All level of sewists welcome.
::Improvisational Coin Quilt Workshop::
$85/Tuesdays, February 19th and 26th from 6-9pm at Make*Do*Mend in Ballard.
No two will be the same. Learn improvisational techniques like angle piecing and strip piecing while creating a modern coin quilt loosely based on a tradition Chinese Coin Quilt Design. A great quilt to feature your favorite prints. All levels of sewists welcome/machines and tools provided.