Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Welcome to My Wednesday - Feb. 18, 2009
THE PROJECT OF THE WEEK:
This week I am working on re-purposing an old pair of men's courdory slacks into a tote bag. I am not the best at sketching designs but I know what I want and have a vague idea on how to achieve it. I love designing as I work and tweeking here and there as I have to, so that it all works out in the end. It should be ready to list by the end of the week.
Check out my progress and let me know what you think by adding a comment to my blog.
I did finish another baby rag quilt yesterday
and it is ready for listing today. A beautiful pink and blue floral print alternated with a pink and white stripe pattern. A great quilt for a baby girl!
Feel free to leave a comment any time and I will be back tomorrow, "Quilting in PJ's"
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I have decided that the early morning quilting I do is probably my best work. There is something about getting into my sewing room at 6:30 in the morning that helps me be more creative, colors look brighter, ideas are fresh and I am looking at everything with a new perspective.
I walk into my sewing room and there is the mandatory clearing off of my ironing board and cutting table, then I log onto my computer, turn the tv on and then switch on the sewing machine. This ritual is how I start my day at work and if done in a different order things just don't seem to feel right.LOL Although it seems that there is a method to the madness, I really struggle keeping the design monkeys in check. I always say, "I have more ideas than I have time" and whenever I look at a new, or old, piece of fabric I have to restrain myself from starting a new project.
This weeks project has been a baby rag quilt for my babybagagge.etsy.com shop.
This type of quilt is a simple design that is made by sewing together two layers of flannel and then clipping seams to create a fringe. The clipping can be exhausting if you don't have a really sharp pair of scissors or special rag quilt scissors.
For a heavier quilt you can sew three layers of flannel as I have done in my ladybug quilt http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19273503
Or you can add a piece of batting between your layers of fabric, as I did in this quilt that I made for my mother-in-law that lives in Indiana .
Well, back to work so that I can finish up my baby quilt and get it listed tonight.
Drop by any time or check back next week and see what is up and what we are "Quilting In PJ's".
Friday, February 6, 2009
Back to to the drawing board. I plan on finishing up this design and possibly selling it on my etsy shop or selling the pattern and see if anyone is interested in my original designs.
Even though this isn't an outright rejection of my idea it is still disappointing and I am not sure how I feel about submitting it anywhere else or any of my other patterns. Am I ready to be rejected? I don't know how to answer that right now.
If at first you don't succeed, never give up!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I recently purchased a beautiful set of earrings that arrived today, http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=13511668.