Saturday, October 3, 2015

A fox and a hedgehog

I'm so excited to finally share my fox and hedgehog mini quilt, which I started at the workshop I took with Elizabeth Hartman a few weeks back!
The workshop was designed to teach the pillow version of these blocks, but I decided to turn it into a mini for my sewing wall instead. The main switch was just the direction. The blocks run horizontally in the pillow, and I switched them to vertical to fit the space I had on my wall. The blocks are made using Elizabeth's Fancy Fox and Hazel Hedgehog patterns, and I used her free applique to add glasses to one of the foxes because, yes.
I used a variety of Kona solids for the animals and Essex yarn-dyed in steel for the background. The backing is a hexie print that's been in my stash a long time, and the binding is a fun teal crosshatch. I quilted it in a simple diagonal spaced about 3/8" apart using white thread.
It's already found a happy home on my reorganized sewing wall. Hmmm, looks like I need to find space for some more.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The summer that was

When I come to the end of a season, I always lament all the pics and stories I didn't have time to show and tell in this space, so here's a (mostly) wordless look back at summer 2015 (or at least the summer that wasn't captured on the blog).

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Binding and arching

Sorry for the little bit of radio silence, but it's that crazy beginning of fall rush around here. And it's definitely one of those periods where it seems like every time I mark one thing off the to do list, five more things get added. Such is life, I suppose.
First, I finished quilting my Fancy Fox and Hazel Hedgehog mini from the Elizabeth Hartman workshop I took a few weeks ago. I was also able to assemble my Vintage Quilt Revival blocks from QuiltCon into a mini sampler baby quilt, which also got quilted. So these two just need a little more binding to go into the history books.
Last weekend, I took an amazing workshop with Carolyn Friedlander to learn her needle-turn applique technique (more on that in a future post), so now I have this Catenary quilt mini to add to my list. I think this will be an ongoing project that I'll work on as I have time, but it'll be nice to have a hand-sewing project to turn to.
Next, I need to knock out a little baby blanket (for which I've pulled some cute Ann Kelle dinosaur fabric) and then finally finish (ahem, start) my Washi top. It's on!

The neverending to do list:
QuiltCon triangle challenge quilt
QuiltCon bonus quilt
Dinosaur patchwork blanket
September Emerge Circle quilt
Vintage Quilt Revival mini sampler quilt
Catenary mini quilt
Jewelry travel pouch
Patchwork City sampler quilt 
Allie Owl quilt
Menagerie quilt
Hazel Hedgehog quilt
The Kittens quilt
Aviatrix Medallion quilt
Swoon quilt
Spiced Chai quilt (from Vintage Quilt Revival)
Sunset Tiles quilt (from Scraps Inc.)
T-shirt quilt
Sewing circle tote
Re-cover downstairs chair 
Clothing for me! (Washi Dress, Sailor Top Shirt, Sorbetto Top)

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced