Friday, April 27, 2007

Amy Butler apron

Amy Butler apron, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

I made this apron as a sample for the shop as well as kits. I loved making it and had such a sense of accomplishment! The pattern is incredibly well written and is in Quilts and More. There are lots of options for design - shorter, longer, etc. I made two more and then I kind of burned out....

I made my first skirt two weeks ago and I thought that was really rewarding. I may decide to teach a class on that as well. I used this book.

I made my own pattern and it fits great. I wish they provided more guidance on darts and hemming. I kept trying to remember stuff from all those sewing classes my mom made me take as a preteen....

Still working on the grandmother's flower garden. I lost one hexagon which bummed me out so I had to put it away for a while. I think I can find the fabric that matches and make another one but still I lost momentum.

My machine has been in the shop for a week and I just got it back yesterday. I feel so much better knowing that it's back home.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fresh 20 Quarters quilt

Fresh 20 Quarters quilt, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

This quilt was super fast! I used 11 FQs for front and 9 for back. Then I finished it with the pillow-slip method. I know that binding is nicer but really, I don't have that much time. That's for later in life when Lucy is older....

Anyway, I wrote the pattern and now it's free in the shop though I'd be happy to send it to anyone who is interested.

Back of quilt, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.