Archive - August, 2009

A huge improvement.

Had a great sewing weekend. Also got my sewing room reorganized. It had gotten a bit out of hand… My fabric stash had… erm… out grown it’s storage…

Messy Stash

Yes. I hang my head in messy stash shame.

But NOW…!

Organized stash

There’s even room to grow! Had to lose a small table to fit the new book shelves in, but it’s definitely worth it.    And after I did all of that… I sewed!

Dots!

Why am I suddenly so obsessed??

Dots

Does this happen to everyone?

Flea Market Fancy – The Return?

It could happen!  If we all unite and make our quilting voices heard as one! Please do click over and add your name to the list!

Land & Sea Quilt - Binding

Could you imagine the fabric buying frenzy that would happen if they re-released the line?? I know that I’d certainly buy up tons!!!

Um so…

I committed to pebble quilting the queen size hexagons…

Pebbles

I’m gonna be at this for a long, long time. Otherwise, my sewing space is in the middle of a complete overhaul.  Can’t wait to get it all organized again and show you all pictures!

Oh and there is a bunch of interest in a Los Angeles Modern Quilting Guild! 20 people or so already!  I’m working on organizing it along with Latifah, so more progress on it soon…

Hope that you all had great weekends!

Tonight!

Just a quick note (no sewing time these days!) to remind you all to watch Project Runway tonight at 10PM on Lifetime!!

project-runway-season-6

Independently of my personal involvement, it’s just such a quality show about people with amazing skills.  We all can sew, but these people can SEW!

Weekend sewing.

What’s this??

Top & Back

It’s a finished quilt top and back! Now basting has to happen and on a quilt this big it involves moving furniture in my living room. Not going to be fun but I’m so eager to quilt this one.  Will tackle it soon!

On another note – what do you LA locals think about the idea of starting an modern quilting guild? I was contacted about the idea so I though I’d see if there’s any interest? Let me know what you think!

Happy Monday!

Did you guys see??

Denyse Schmidt’s new fabric line!!

I’ll can’t wait to see it in person but so far I like what I see…  the small scale patterns are so to my tastes. What do you think?

It’s the small things.

Like coming home to a huge box of batting.

Batting

Oh batting! You have such potential…

Or actually having a little something going on on the design wall…

Design Wall

Progress on blocks for one of the bees I’m in.

On a completely different topic…. A couple of you have mentioned Project Runway so I thought I would clarify.  This season that’s about to start airing on the 20th is not the one that I cast. Season 6 got all caught up in a legal battle when the show switched to Lifetime and now it’s finally airing. It’s gonna be the same great show so please do watch! And then… watch again next season when you’ll see all of my hard work!

Thanks

for all of your nice comments about my last post.  I’m feeling much better about it all.  I think that I just needed to get it off my chest and now I’m going to not to let it get to me.  I think that Jacquie put it best… I’m going to try to “blog without obligation.” 

Plus I had a nice full day of sewing yesterday! I made major progress on the hexagons.  It’s been so long since I’ve made a queen sized quilt that I’d forgotten how much longer it takes to get a big top finished up.

You know what I need?  A much bigger design wall.  But not having one has forced sorting out some organization systems or else I loose track of all the hexagons!

Organized hexes

Just have to sew the columns together and add a white border to either side, trim the top & bottom and it will be done!   It’s nice and big.  It will be 91″ x 93″ once I add the borders.

Big Hexes

Maybe it’s time to start pulling fabrics for the next quilt…

Bonkers.

That’s a bit how I’m feeling these days. Having started this new job, I am having a tough time transitioning away from my sewing machine.

I love blogging – I really love it. But I also put pressure on myself about it. I hate that I don’t have any new sewing to show you right now. I feel like I have to sew.  Not to enjoy myself, but so that I have something to blog about! Crazy, right? It started the other way around…

So I apologize that it might slow down around here for a bit, but I need to let myself off of the blogging hook ’cause I’m driving myself nuts about it.

I know that I’m not alone in this. Do you deal with this too?

For today, just a pretty photo of fabric I sent off for the Sew Connected 2 quilting bee.

Sew Connected 2 - August Fabric

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