Category Archives: Sewing & Quilting

Piecemeal 

I started a quilt! I ironed a ton of fabric, and then cut out a bazillion diamonds and miles of sashing strips.  Next, I sewed the diamonds to the strips, making long flags. Or kite tails.  Then I cut them … Continue reading

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Falling hard

I had to get out of the office for a few minutes today, so I walked up the hill and stumbled into Under Cover Quilts. The store is an explosion of color; brilliant bundles of fat quarters, stacks of vibrant … Continue reading

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Day off sewing

Three day weekend! Woop! I got to spend a couple hours sewing today, and made myself a knit dress. This is a  kit I bought on craftsy.com

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Mmmm, linen

I fed the sewing bug and just got a bunch of linen fabric in four colors to make dresses and tops out of. It all needs to be washed a couple times before I start laying out patterns, so tonight … Continue reading

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The Sewing Bug

I can feel it, getting under my skin. I haven’t done much sewing lately — except helping the Girl with a costume and making a few bags. But my wardrobe needs a serious make-over and I’m feeling the need for … Continue reading

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Bag time

I took a break from knitting to do a little more sewing – small project bags. These still need drawstrings but are otherwise done.

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In which I dip a toe in

I’ve been putting it off, but today I started the daunting task of organizing my sewing patterns. After moving the stuff into the house a couple years ago, I just stacked them all up in a corner because I was … Continue reading

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Sharper needles

It’s been almost two years since I got my very own craft room, and it took me awhile to get the room settled and to figure out what would work and what wouldn’t. Mostly I’ve been focusing on getting the yarn … Continue reading

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Finished!

At long last, today I finished a quilt. I’m not the best quilter on the planet, and certainly not the fastest, but I enjoy doing it. This is a jelly roll quilt and I liked the planned randomness of the strips … Continue reading

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Updates

The WordPress app on my phone has quit working, which is super frustrating because I like to compose blog posts while on the train. I have things to show-and-tell: I’m happy to announce that I finished the red Xmas stocking! … Continue reading

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