Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Finished this useful quilt yesterday. After recently painting my kitchen a cheerful yellow, I wanted new dish quilts. The old purple ones were just not working for me any longer. They no longer matched, were too small, and the binding was beginning to fray. Since I have killed two dishwashers in six years, I decided to try life without one. Now that I do more dishes, a bigger mat was in order.
I used a Moda Strawberry Fields jelly roll. Love it!
This quilted up quickly with a feather stitch on my machine.
I bought a new bath towel to use for the back-and batting. Before I used one that was too thick, and it never really dried out between uses. Hopefully I have remedied that with a lighter weight towel.
I did away with binding altogether, and just used my serving stitch for "binding".
My machine has this great stitch that I call the triple stitch. Each stitch is really three in one. Used it to reinforce the edge.
Before I had three, but two were always in use since they were too small. I figured two was enough if they were a bit bigger. Hope I am right!
Oh, and there is the basket liner I made earlier to match.
Here is a dose of reality. Yup, that is real life here. Well, at least dinner is ready!
Linking up at Sew & Tell. It has been way too long since I played along! Hope you will used the cute button to jet over to enjoy all the other finishes.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Oh, and I couldn't forget the tension knob. We all know how important proper tension is! I was very pleased to find three buttons in my stash that went perfectly to form the knob.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Anyhow, my sewing space was once our tiny dining room. Hence the decor. Soon however, we will be installing new flooring and I will try to ditch the wall paper.
I have my Mondo Bag finished, and couldn't wait to use it, so I have been hauling it everywhere! Really hoping that my camera battery comes soon!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday, so you can use the button on the side bar to see some more lovelies.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I have to say that I originally thought that Violet wouldn't need a dust cover. She would just hide away in her cabinet while not sewing. Well, I guess I am either too lazy, or this Singer 201 is just too useful. She is always out and I am enjoying having two machines ready at a moments notice! (Now if I could just figure out how to use them both at the same time.)
On another note, please notice the shiny, new button at the top of my blog. Over the couple of years that I have been blogging, I have gotten acquainted with some great people. One such person is Amy over at During Quiet Time. She is having this great contest, with fabulous prizes. Come join the fun, but don't you dare beat me! ;0)
Okay, so I will totally forgive you if you do!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I have had this fabric laying around for over a year now thinking that I would make cushion covers for this rocker. Now I am considering chucking it in favor of quilty coverings. I didn't pay much for this fabric, clearance at Joanne's. I could find it a good home.
Then again, the colors are beautiful. Goodness me, I can't decide. Any thoughts?