Beginner's Quilt-Along

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

No News is Good News

Hi Friends!

I am working on a few gifts this week so nothing to share as of yet :) I am also working on finishing up the blue, batiks table runner that I was working on last week. All that is left is the binding - hurrah!!

More to come next week - enjoy the nice weather!

Angela S.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Snow Day Sewing

I spent the past few weeks finishing up a few of my 'Three Times the Charm' quilts that needed attention. I finished the top for Dora back in December but I wasn't sure what I wanted to use for backing. I finally decided on a lilac minky dot fabric. It is amazing - the cat and I are both really liking this one :) I did add an extra border in order to make it large enough to be a lap quilt for me.


 I also finished up the Emma quilt that I had started during the same time as Dora. The quilt is flannel, front and back, with no batting. I bought the sashing and borders at a shop when I didn't have the original fabric along...this isn't my favorite quilt ever but I do really like the pattern. I sewed this quilt right-sides together and then flipped it right-side out in order to get myself out of binding it :)

I also made a quick self-binding baby blanket for a friend this week as well. I had bought a bag of scraps with no plan so this was perfect!

Here is the next project that I am working on...

We'll see how this table runner actually turns out. Right now its pretty questionable! I figure since it's still snowing here in SD I can work with snowflake fabric.

Happy sewing!

Angela S.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ice Day

Hi all - Sioux Falls had a major ice storm roll through this week. It was then followed by snowfall of 6-8 inches depending on where you are in town. We were only without power a few hours of Wednesday and another couple of hours on Thursday but we were thankful to have overnight power to keep us warm. I am so thankful that we do not have large trees on our property like many people in Sioux Falls. The clean-up efforts going on here are just massive.

I will have a regular post out again on Wednesday but until then here are some of the photos that I took from our ice storm. 

Angela S.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

2013 Goal Update

Here are the updates from my New Year's goal list :) I have a pretty good start on some things but I really need to kick it in gear with my wheelchair/walker bags. It is so easy to get distracted by shining new fabric and new patterns!

  • 13 charity pillowcases for the One Million Pillowcase Challenge - I have finished 5 pillowcases so far
  • 13 toiletries bags for Heirloom Creations - zero completed to date
  • 13 random sewing projects from Pinterest -three done
  • 26 wheelchair/walker bags for the Good Samaritan Society -three done
  • 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month quilt - top done
  • Beginner's Quilt-Along quilt - top done
  • 'Hometown' fabric shower curtain - completely done and hanging up!
  • Scaredy Cats wall hanging - top done
  • Paper pieced Christmas cat wall hanging - these pieces were put into my round robin group for the quilt guild.
  • Continue working through the book 'Three Times the Charm' - I have finished up a few tops and I am working on getting backing fabric now.

Happy sewing!

Angela S.