Friday, July 31, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A New Sewing Adventure

I know, I know I normally talk about quilting or some sort of patchwork on here but......

I started sewing garments...well one so far. I made myself a skirt.



This is the pattern that I choose.
It is made by the pattern company NewLook and is # A6288 U.S. sizes: 8-20
I bought this at a big box store for you guessed it $2.97 I figured when I bought it if I never used it I would not be out that much money.

Now I wear a size 12 in store bought clothes. That being said using stretchy fabric I cut this skirt out at a size 18.

The skirt I made is just like the one the model is wearing. It is almost the same as the popular "Maxi Skirts" that you have seen in stores and online. 

You might notice that the pattern says just 4 knits. That is what I choose to use. Now I know what you are thinking for your first garment you choose KNIT! 
I did but......not without doing much research. I found a video on you tube that explained how to sew with knits.

It is from Vanessa from Crafty Gemini you can click the link to see her blog but I found her on You Tube.
Here is the first video of her's I watched to find out all about knits.


                                     

Monday, May 18, 2015

Scrappy Log Cabin Table Topper

I made a Scrappy Log Cabin table topper recently so I thought I would share it with you.

There was a Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Along going at one time over on instagram and I decided to take part.

Just a note here most of the fabrics I used in the table topper were not my scraps. I purchased them from Sew Deerly Loved on Etsy.

So here we go.



Things started out o.k. but if you look close you can see that some of the "colored" logs ended short and some ended long. So I tried to fix them.



This looks better now ending with the colored logs on the long side.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Rainbow Baby Quilt

I have finished another baby quilt. I thought I might share it with all of you.

This again is another jelly roll by Robert Kaufman.

I have already made one baby quilt with this very same jelly roll a few months back and it looks totally different. You can find that post HERE I call that one my "Modern Baby Quilt"

This quilt I am calling my "Rainbow Baby Quilt"
So here we go....



As you can see this is Very different look for this same jelly roll. The "Modern Baby Quilt" was made for a boy baby. "Rainbow Baby Quilt" is made for a girl baby.


Quilt Book Review and a Table Topper

Hi All

Just dropping by with another review of a quilt book that I bought last year.
(again I have not been asked to write this review nor have I been compensated to do so)

The book is written by Jera Brandvig

It is called Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern



This book has 13 projects and 25 bonus ideas. I purchased this book from Amazon HERE
you can also purchase it Here and Here

If you want to learn more about Jera you can visit her blog HERE

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Verse For Sunday

In honor of Valentine's Day yesterday.

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19


(more to come on this in a following post)



Hugs and best stitches to you,











a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Review

Hi there!

Just wanted to stop over and write a review on something that I have purchased over the past month or so.

This is a Test, This Is Only a Test  if this had been an actual emergency.....just kidding! 

I am going to try this and see what kind of response I get. Remember these are things I purchased to use for myself no one has asked me to write these things here. These are my personal opinions only.

I want to talk about: Clover Fork Pins

I purchased these from Amazon but I first saw these pins over at Lori Holts Blog 

I think it was when she was making four patch units in a scrappy block. Image that!