A Few Small Sewing Projects

I’m continuing to dip my toes in the sewing waters…

sewing scraps 2I used my biggest leftover from my quilted pillow to make a sock knitting project bag, modeled after one Izzy gave me a few years ago. Free-formed it — and not surprisingly learned a few things from my mistakes (none of them big enough to warrant a re-do).

I also used this great tutorial from the Very Berry Handmade blog to create a pincushion with some of my smaller scraps. My piecing is far from perfect, but I’m in love with it in every way.

sewing scraps

Quilting Is a Family Affair

Izzy had so much fun with her birthday and Christmas sewing classes at Crafty Planet that I was inspired to return the favor to Auntie Karen. The three of us took a private Freeform Quilting Pillow class for Karen’s birthday. It was a blast.

No surprise, Izzy was a pro and finished her quilted front, made a pieced back, and sewed up three sides of the pillow so she just had to insert a pillow form when we got home.

izzy's pillowKaren finished her quilted front, bought fabric for the back, and finished up her pillow at home that night, too.

karen pillowAnd then there was me… I finished the quilted front and bought backing fabric. But when I got home, I realized that while I love an acid green, I don’t have that color in my bedroom. You’d think I’d remember that.

first pillowSo back I went last weekend to buy some more fabric. Today, I made version 2 at home and the timing was perfect. There’s spring in the air. What better way to celebrate the end of winter than to retire the flannel sheets, put on cotton bedding, and top it off with a new floral pillow?

pillow2BTW, this sewing thing? It could get addictive.