Thursday, November 19, 2009

Quick Quilt?

I'm making a quilt for Geordie's mom for Christmas, but the one I wanted to make is too complex to finish in time.  So, I'm making her a Coin Quilt, using 12 fat quarters, a pretty olivey green for the sashing and borders and... erm, a sheet from IKEA as the backing.  I'm hoping to piece the backing at least a little.

I'll be doing straight quilting - probably in the ditch - because I'm hurrying, but also because my (beloved) machine is old and can't do free-motion quilting at all.

I'm going to take pictures of the whole process and post them!

For now, I'll leave you with this picture: Buttercat, clearly saying, "What do you mean, 'in the way'?"



Sunday, November 15, 2009


I made a small messenger bag from two fat quarters on Friday.  Literally, nothing but two fat quarters - one for exterior, one for lining.  It has four pockets, cute, mid-length tied straps (which could be sewn so as to be one slightly longer strap) and needs interfacing.

I'm going to work on a couple more versions to see what I end up with, but I really can't wait to get it into my shop.  I think I'm finally getting organized enough to have things for the shop.

Bags, flowers, embroidery patterns, knitting patterns; am I being to spread out?  Should I focus the shop on one thing only?


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I've gone back to doing embroidery - I did it some as a little girl, but then not much after that.  However, I've seen such neat things that I wanted to start up again.

I'm almost finished with this one - I'll be taking out the bit curving to the left at the bottom and then adding a heavy black chain stitch
border around the whole thing.  I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Here's another view of it.

Also, I draw mermaids and other things, so the other one I've started is a mermaid!

I'm hoping to get these and a few others made into pdfs in the next week and get them up in my etsy shop. I think this might be one of the things I can really put out there.


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Busy, but no photos

I've been busy, but the pictures I have don't really represent what I'm doing.

Here's one thing, though.