Beginner's Quilt-Along

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sewing Lounge Update

Hello all!!

This week I got to spend some time at Heirloom Creations sewing with a few other gals. We got to hang out and sew the entire time the store was open AND they fed us lunch everyday -- awesome!!

I started the week by working on pillowcases :) 

  LOVE the Grinch!!

These fabrics used to be a 5-yard quilt kit...but they have been converted to 5 pillowcases instead. 

I also started working on a few more patterns out of the 'Three Times the Charm' book. 

 Meet Charlotte!! She is done up in Christmas prints and I'm hoping to spend Christmas Day quilting her.

Meet Dora!! Well hell-o thirties prints. I loved this little charm pack so much that I just had to make the quilt bigger. The pattern does not call for the small white border around the blocks but I thought it really helped set the blocks apart. The original pattern also did not call for the second, larger border but again -- once I got started I just couldn't stop!

 I am going to the shop again tomorrow so hopefully I have more to show you this weekend. Now for the task of actually quilting all of these!!

Happy quilting!

Angela S.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pinterest Party Video

Heirloom Creations has posted a video for the Pinterest Party -- check it out!

We are also already in talks about the next party - find more information here.

We got some snow here yesterday so I am going to stay inside all day :) ahhhh should be a wonderfully productive day!

Happy sewing!

Angela S.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pinterest Party Results!!

The Pinterest Party was a success!!

In sad news, the pictures of my gifts are lost somewhere but I have pictures of the gifts that I received. That said while I don't have pictures - here is the link to the tutorial that I used to make my gifts:

The premise behind the party was just like that of a cookie exchange. You bring 6 presents, you get 6 presents back. You bring twelve presents, you get twelve presents back. In my case 6 was the lucky number. 

We started the night off with drinks, appetizers and dessert-type snacks. From there we all drew a number and got in line around the gift table. We were not told who brought what gift so that made picking your gifts each time very difficult! Also you had to plan for the fact that for some of the gifts there were only 6 meaning that the next time you got in line....those gifts could already be gone!! Each time around you drew a number again to get in line and pick a gift for that round. 

SO ---without further hesitation here are the gifts I received!!

chipboard Christmas album

envelope cluth

 notebook cover with antique fabric and lace

 fabric cornucopia with antique fabric and lace

 embroidered gift bag with decorated ornament

 milk glass pincushion

 When Heirloom Creations posts videos/photos from the event I will post a link to them so you can see the events in action!

When the night ended we talked about having another party sometime this spring so I will keep you all posted :)

And now to prepare for my Christmas-time sewing retreat -- lots of fabric to cut!

Have a great rest of the week!