Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Few Thoughts About Sewing

I have been sewing since I was a freshman in high school and took my first home economics class. I really love sewing. There have been periods of my life when I haven't done a lot of sewing; i.e., waning interest and being busy with raising a family. Of late I have veered off again into garment sewing. I do not consider myself a beginner sewer, nor a couture sewer, but probably somewhere in the middle.

There seem to be endless sewing blogs to delve into. I have learned a tremendous amount just in the last few months reading other people's successes, failures, and tips about sewing. I have been trying to balance my time and not spend too much in reading blogs and not enough time actually sewing!

I haven't really spent a lot of time on my own sewing blog in comparison to what many other people are posting. One of my goals is to become good enough to have some helpful advice and tutorials for someone else.

Baby Boy Quilt Done!

Here's the baby boy quilt all done. I put green flannel on the back. If you look closely you can see a little snail in the corner. The quilting along the edges, I imagined to be froggy tracks.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Skirt done

Here's the skirt done using this pattern, one I have used many times before and know it fits. I am getting this invisible zipper thing down; I am happy that it went in without the usual bump at the bottom end.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Here it is. Minus border yet. Only the top pieced together. It was such a fun project that I couldn't stop myself from working on it! It is a Debbie Mumm pattern from a more recent book she has published. She has taken on a slightly different style, as most of her past stuff has been very country-ish.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sneak Peak at Baby Quilt

These are two of of the blocks. Froggy doesn't have a mouth or eyes yet, but it's so fun to make! It's a Debbie Mumm pattern.