I had a busy week in the sewing room.
I loaded this quilt top and finished it. My friend Connie made the top. It’s so pretty.
Here it is finished… I wrote about it and you can find more pictures and all the info about the quilt HERE.
My dog Izzy tried to steal the binding strips from me. She’s doing good but still not the greatest in the sewing room.
I was on a roll with making videos. I took the scrap bags that I bought at the thrift store and did a video while I sorted them. I have a color theory about sorting scraps by the fabrics being white-based or cream-based. I explain that in the video.
You can find the video HERE. You can save it and watch it on your device later or you can push play and watch it here.
I also filmed the video for the last of the free-form alphabet letters. X, Y, and Z are all now done too some you can stitch up the entire alphabet. Some in the comments asked me for a pattern. There is not a pattern. You have to just watch the videos and see how I do it. Again you can go to Youtube HERE and save it to watch later or you can press the arrow and watch it here.
When I said I was busy with videos, that was the total truth. I have the first installment of getting the center of the quilt done. The first video talks about how I made the flying geese and the star blocks using a free-form method. Again, you can go to Youtube HERE and save it to watch later or you can press the arrow and watch it here.
Can you believe THREE videos in one week? I surprised even myself!!
I sewed more on my hourglass quilt top. I almost have it together. In fact, I thought I had it together but then I found a few more cut pieces so I’m going to make it a little bigger.
I was sewing some of my Iowa Hawkeyes blocks together as leader and enders while I sewed the hourglass top.
Last week I had shown this picture of my Iowa Hawkeyes quilt. Someone commented that my ironing board cover fabric would look great in the quilt.
Great minds think alike!! Can you see some of that fabric in the start of my quilt top?
I am TOTALLY loving this so far. It’s really easy and really fast to sew. I think it’s going to be a great donation quilt as so many in our area love the Iowa Hawkeyes. I have a video coming up about how I am making this quilt. If you subscribe to my Youtube channel and ring the bell, you will get a notification for when the video posts. You can find my channel and do that HERE.
I ended up getting all of the blocks cut out and have a bunch more sewn. It’s going to be a fast project. I’m so thankful for the blog reader that sent the black, gray, and gold half-square triangles that prompted this project.
I went to the thrift store and found curtains that were homemade from fabric that I think I’m going to use as the backing. We’ll see. I was pretty excited about that.
Lastly, there’s my Izzy with yet another thing she stole from the sewing room. It’s not terrible…and she’s getting better. She’s a full six months as of Saturday so she’s just being the puppy she is. If any triangle of fabric is on the floor, she steals it…but she doesn’t chew on chords so I’m taking it as a win.
I had a very busy week in the sewing room with lots of progress. This coming week is a bit busy but I think it’s going to be another good week with lots of accomplishments. We’ll see. It’s always hard to tell and always more challenging when I have a foster dog here. I hate leaving them downstairs while I’m sewing upstairs but I can’t watch two dogs that aren’t completely trustworthy in the sewing room so the foster dog has to stay downstairs. I try to do sewing things that I can do on the main floor as much as I can when a foster dog is here…but I need to do upstairs things too. Then I remind myself that other people are foster dogs and they have full-time jobs. It’s okay if I’m not always with the foster dog. It’s a fine balance…
Oh, I almost forget. One more thing before I go. Kalissa talked me into doing a live video. WHAT?? I know. She’s been telling me time and time again that I need to do a live video. I keep telling her I am afraid to. I kept dragging my feet insisting I don’t have anything to “do a live about”. She proposed that I do a Question and Answer live video.
Totally upfront and honest. I’m doing this to appease her so she’ll quit bugging me to do it. I told her I’ll do it once and if it’s a complete flop, I’m not doing it again. If you all love it, I’ll try again. She’s convinced you all will love it. She keeps reminding me that she pushed me to videos and they are going wonderfully so why wouldn’t this go wonderfully too? Oh my. So this is the date and time. You’re all invited.
If you don’t know “what a live is”, trust me, I didn’t either. Apparently, people who have a page on Facebook as I do with Jo’s Country Junction can go live and chat. So, that’s what she talked me into. So do you have a burning question you’d like me to answer? It can be anything from if I’m happy I got a second dog, to what’s my favorite quilting notion, to do I have any regrets in life. The questions can be anything you want to know. I’ll be an open book.
HERE is the link to the invite. You’re all invited. I’d love for you to come and see if I end up embarrassing myself. At least I know you’ll all be laughing with me and not at me…right?? It’s my understanding that you can sign up to get a reminder for when it is live next Monday.
That wraps up what I’m working on and what Kalissa roped me into…what are you busy with?