October 20, 2011

Monkey Quilt

Oh how I covet this Monkey Quilt!
It is made by Laurraine Yuyama. Look how his little ears stick out! So cute I can't stand it.

My youngest son's room is monkeys and I've been searching for bedding to transition him to a big boy bed. I came across this adorable quilt and am contemplating making it. However, the thought of cutting all those little fabric pieces is daunting to me. I love to sew...the physical act of creating / stitching. I do not like the prep work of cutting pattern pieces. I have to mull it over a bit more before I commit. I'm so slow he will probably be in college before I could complete it and I don't think his fraternity brothers would appreciate my labor of love.
She made this One Little Monkey quilt too and I might be better able to manage just one monkey. If anyone out there is feeling especially handy with scissors please feel free to cut away and send me the pieces ready to quilt!
To see more photos of her monkey quilts and other creations click here to visit her blogspot Patchwork Pottery. The pattern to make her 9 Monkey Quilt can be found in Lark Books "Quilts, BABY!".

October 18, 2011

Happy October!

Happy October! This is my favorite month..... pumpkins, mums, cooler weather and dressing up in costumes!
October ushers in Fall colors and Halloween fun! Click here for Halloween tutorials to make fun decorations, cute costumes and fancy treat bags. Even Halloween quilts!

September 07, 2011

September is National Sewing Month

The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month "In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation".National Sewing Month is a time to indulge your passion for sewing or introduce yourself to the craft if you've never tried it before. Sewing enthusiasts can find free sewing projects and guidelines for sewing, embroidery, craft and applique articles available on the Sewing and Craft Alliance website at www.sewing.org.

August 16, 2011

Quilting Class

I just saw the list of Life Enrichment Classes the W is offering this semester and one of the founders of Possum Town Quilters of Columbus is teaching a beginners quilting class. The description reads, "Learn about modern day quilting tools and how to use them, simple blocks, and how to finish your quilted item". SOUNDS FUN! Click here for more information on the class.

Click here to connect to the Possum Town Quilters site.

March 05, 2011

Favorite Fabric Spots

We had such a nice get together at our last meeting. I finished my casserole carrier (just have to find some handles to add before I post a photo), Lorena completed a grilling apron for her husband and Cindy started a bag using her recently acquired Japanese fabric. And best of all Susie brought fabric from her Grandmother to share with everyone.....it was a nice little addition to my stash!

We were discussing our favorite places to buy fabric and supplies during the meeting. Since we don't have many options locally I buy most of my "ingredients" online so I thought I'd share my favorite sites with everyone. If you have a favorite fabric or notions supplier that isn't listed here please share it with us!


The Needle Shop on Etsy

J & O Fabrics


Tonic Living

Pink Chalk Fabrics


I hope you enjoy browsing my favorite fabric sites!

March 04, 2011

March Sewing Project PAJAMAS!

I came across this photo of super cute (and seemingly simple) pajamas and had to make them. I love the idea of attaching a piece of coordinating fabric to a pre-made t-shirt and the matching bag.....well, you know my love for bags! The pattern is by the Australian company Make It Perfect. I bought mine from Cedar House Fabrics on Etsy. If you're not into buying a pattern there are lots of fun tutorials to make similar PJs. I listed some below for you.
Hope you join me in making PJs.

February 17, 2011

February Meeting Coming Up

Sewing Club Meeting on Saturday, February 19th 1:00-3:00. Please email me for directions.
Bring your machine to work on a project or just come by and visit with everyone. I'll be working on the February Project.....a casserole carrier. If you'd like to make one too click here for patterns and tutorials.
My favorite part of getting together is the inspiration I'm left with after seeing what everyone has made or is working on so please feel free to bring a sewing project that you've recently completed, want to start, or fabric, books, patterns, etc. to share with us.
Hope to see everyone soon.

February 07, 2011

The Sewing Summit

A Sewing Summit?! Have you heard about it? It is a sewing conference for the "modern sewist" planned for October in Salt Lake City. They are planning classes, panels, speakers, vendor demonstrations.... OH MY I'm overcome! Click here to find out more information on The Sewing Summit.

February 06, 2011

February Sewing Project - Casserole Carrier

At my "Mommy Meeting" recently I saw the cutest casserole carrier and thought it would be a fun sewing project. I'm going to make one with a pocket in the bottom to insert something to keep your dish warm or cold.
Wouldn't this make a great Mother's Day gift? Click here for CASSEROLE CARRIER patterns and tutorials.

January 05, 2011

How to Make a Piggyback Pocket

Look at these cute little pockets! I love them. This would be a nice little something different and special to add to your projects.
Click here to learn how to make a Piggyback Pocket.