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Monday, October 10, 2011

Sewing Time & The Design Wall

Last time I blogged I said I was going to take some mini sewing vacations and I've actually done it!  I've made quite a few samples for the shop, fooled around in Electric Quilt and designed more quilts than I'll actually make and actually started to pick up the mess I call a sewing studio.  Here is what has been on my design wall - what's on yours?

I made the top about two weeks ago but finally quilted it and took it into the shop this week.  I love these easy stripe table runners and am seriously addicted, I think I've made about 30 of them!
Some really neat faux leather came in so I made this bag.  LOVE it!  It's actually finished and hanging in the shop.

This one is still a work in progress.

I'm still working on this one.  I'm not happy with the borders and have changed them two or three times since I took this picture.  Seeing as where it's being shown at Quilt Market during one of Ro Gregg's Schoolhouses in a little over two weeks, I think I need to get my act together and soon!

Holli cut this wine tote out and I finished it.  It's made out of laminate and has a divider so you can take TWO bottles of wine with you when you picnic!

I'm also starting to become addicted to these Strip Pieced Table Runners - here's one from Nancy Halverson's Bittersweet line - perfect for fall!

I'm working on demos for a show we're doing at the end of this week in Tuckahoe.  I'm demoing the Quick Trim Ruler and showing how to make placemats and napkins with it.  Here are two of my samples that I whipped out today.  Both are quick and easy projects with Karen Montgomery's ruler.

Because I have the attention span of a gnat, I've started sewing the blocks for another quilt that will be shown at market, my QP Twist pattern with another line of Ro's new fabrics.  This one I mis-cut the green and thankfully Ro had three inches more than I needed in her studio!  I love the black, pinks and green.

And actually ON my design wall right now is a new pattern that I'm calling Whirling Flannels.  I've loved this block for a long time but never got around to doing anything with it.  We have so many absolutely luscious flannels come in, I knew I wanted to make something with them and this is the result.  I'm not doing any borders, just the blocks.  I'm loving how it's turning out.  This one I'm going to have QUILTED before the show starts on Friday . . .  Notice I'm not saying anything about binding???

I may have gone overboard with my mini sewing vacations . . . . hmmmmm.  Why is it I can't seem to finish one project before starting another?

Till next time - quilt something!