simple sewing

I’ve been saving my selvedges for a while, after seeing other people’s cute projects. I’ve used them to make several cute pouches, but took the time to photograph just these two. I like the bead zipper pull, with it’s complicated painting. That little hump-dee-do along the zipper is because I didn’t swap out my regularContinue reading “simple sewing”

at the Ouachita quilt show (part 3)

parts 1 and 2, available here and here. Embroidery! I think this whole quilt is hand-stitched, including the quilting. What a labor of love. I like how the pumpkins turn both left and right, so when used as a table runner it looks good from both this way and that. Personally, I think I wouldContinue reading “at the Ouachita quilt show (part 3)”

at the Ouachita quilt show (part 2)

We continue our stroll through the quilt show, starting with a tee-shirt quilt. The use of cheddar and orange background fabrics keeps this cohesive, and I think it works well. Someone’s high school memories, ready to keep him company in his next stage of life. Americana, my favorite! Green and blue, hmm. You might notContinue reading “at the Ouachita quilt show (part 2)”

at the Ouachita quilt show (part 1)

I am going to break down my many, many photos over several days, so as not to overwhelm ya’ll. Some quilts I like a lot, some not so much–but all deserve their moment in the sun! The quilts are arranged in no particular order, except how I wandered through the show. Is this a CelticContinue reading “at the Ouachita quilt show (part 1)”

a finished around-the-world quilt

Back when this whole Covid mess started and everyone was being sent home, I took a couple days to cut fabric into strips. 2-inch strips. It helped bring my fabric storage down, but then I had to make those strips into something. It turns out the narrowness of the strip means you will be sewingContinue reading “a finished around-the-world quilt”

sewing: quilted flag

My sewing has slowed way down this year, I’m not sure why. I guess it’s because my interests cycle through different things. I work on something for a while, then move on to something else that seems more challenging. Then I moved back to the first thing, when enough time has passed that it seemsContinue reading “sewing: quilted flag”

Christmastime Sewing

My wall hanging was begun at the beginning of the Covid time. I ran out of perl cotton. I absolutely could not order any online. So the quilting around the tree edges was completed with 3 different kinds of threads. I guess it marks what year I made this wall hanging with an easy wayContinue reading “Christmastime Sewing”

red, white, and blue lap quilt

I keep gravitating to red, white and blue fabrics. Americana is probably my favorite kind of quilt. Consequently I have a lot of red and white fabric (red always says BUY ME) but finding suitable blues is a little more challenging. I have to actively seek out blues. All my prettiest florals, and a fewContinue reading “red, white, and blue lap quilt”