I have a bit of smorgasbord of things to share today!
Sewing time has been a precious commodity lately, as life with young children is unpredictable and very, very FULL. I have been sneaking in time though, here and there, and I have a little to show for that time.
|A bit of practice|
I've been intimidated by the applique involved in the first couple of blocks for my penny sampler, so I took the opportunity to practice the techniques a bit before jumping into the quilt. Above is a heart that I sewed using the freezer paper technique, and below is a dogwood blossom that I stitched practicing turn and sew applique. I'm feeling more prepared now for the quilt blocks!
|Still working on binding this guy. |
I've been working on a project for a friend who is a photographer. He's commissioned me to make diaper straps that he is going to give to folks to hire him for a newborn photo shoot.
|Isn't the Ann Kelle camera fabric cute?|
I've been trying to break up the somewhat boring sewing of diaper straps with small fun projects. One of which was a simple lined tote with the goal being to practice my FMQ.
My FMQ still needs quite a bit of work(notice that I didn't get a close up...), but this was a fun way to practice. I woke up at 3:30 am a day this last week, and I wasn't able to get back to sleep. So I decided to play with fabric instead. I blame the time of day for the fact that I installed the straps backwards. Oops.
I also picked out my fabric for the heart blocks in my penny sampler. Now I just need to get stitching! I'm really glad I went with the 12 month plan for the penny sampler, since I'm already very behind. I just keep telling myself that it's fine, and I just need to keep moving forward even if it's slowly.