Does this mean I’m finally for real??
Has taken me forever to get around to getting cards. So glad that I finally did.
Busy weekend ahead with probably very little sewing time… But only two weeks left on my job before I’m back to the full time sewing. I can’t wait! Then I’ll actually blog about, you know, sewing!
Hope that you all have wonderful, wonderful weekends!
Hey LA people! Are you on the west side of town? I’m also teaching classes in Santa Monica at the Urban Craft Center! If you haven’t been there before, it’s a great space!
I’m teaching the basic “how to quilt” class over a couple of weekends this month (9/19 & 9/26) and next (10/18 & 10/25), but I’m also really excited about the improvisational piecing class that I’m teaching there in November on the 8th & 15th!
Want to learn to “wing it” with your quilt blocks and free yourself from always working with patterns? This is the class for you! Click on over for details and maybe I’ll see you there!
I actually got a lot of sewing done this weekend but I am not allowing myself to show you another photo of the hexagons until it’s photos of the completed quilt. I finally finished the quilting and have the binding to go!
So for today, just a little house!
And yes. That is a dog in a teacup in the window.
Did you guys see? Home Ec. in its very own beautiful store front location is now open!
I’m teaching a fun patchwork pillow class there later this month.
Would love to see you there! Tell your friends!
P.S. For you fabric nuts, have you seen the vintage sheet fat quarter packs Jenny sells?? So great…
- Enjoyed my new and improved design wall.
Yes, I have finally moved on from the tri-colored random bits of felt! If you don’t have one of these, I can’t recommend it enough. I use a piece of batting thumb tacked to the wall. Simple and transformative for your design process… At least for me it was.
- Wished I had a friend having a baby boy so that I could use these fabrics for a quilt.
Maybe I’ll make one even though I don’t. I’m liking these primary colors right now.
- And of course, I worked on quilting The Beast.
I’m never pebble quilting a queen sized quilt again. Never. Ever. Again. I’m sure the pay off will be great but good god it’s taking freakin’ FOREVER! One more session that’s a couple of hours long and I should be done though. I’ll be happy to have this quilt behind me.
Wishing you all a great short work week!
I’m going to sew as much as I can during it!
Finished my blocks (couple days late!) for August of 12 Squared. They are making me want to make a whole quilt in this style. Bees are such great ways to try out new and different things on a couple of blocks!
A Ning group was started for the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild. Drop me an note with your email address if you want an invite to join and you haven’t gotten one yet!
Hope you all have great holiday weekends!!
A couple of people have asked for a tutorial on the pebble quilting I’ve done.
I figured it would just be easiest if I posted a little video of me doing the quilting. Check it out!
I hope that having a visual example is helpful! I go around each “pebble” two full times and then move onto the next pebble. Sometimes I start a third time around in order to head off into the direction I’d like. At first I thought it looked a bit sloppy, but the big picture is the key with this quilting – not each individual pebble. No one will notice if a pebble or two aren’t just right.
One thing to keep in mind is to keep the size of your pebbles basically the same. Over time they can gradually grow or shrink and you want to avoid that. Unless you choose to intentionally mix it up with the pebble sizes.
Also, wind all the bobbins you can before you get started. You’re seriously going to be going through some thread!
Let me know if you have questions!
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…
Yes. I hang my head in messy stash shame.
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!