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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February Sewing: Week one

It has been a busy week! While I did do some "selfish" sewing, I also ended up doing a couple birthday presents for my niece. I know, I know, but to be honest, since they have been on my "to do" list for awhile and it felt so good to get them completed that it seemed a little selfish too! ;)

 I had the first class for my Vintage Ice Skate.  It was a five hour class. I really didn't think it would take me that long to color/shade in the skate, but it did!  Tomorrow we start the embroidery on it. I can't wait to make this up into a wall hanging. It matches our Christmas colors perfectly!


I made the Aurifil Block of the Month block for January. I think the next block comes out February 15th.

We had a snowstorm at the end of the week. Our power was off and on all day, so I did not want to plug my sewing machine in.  I decided to sort through all of the charms I had collected from participating in several Denyse Schmidt charm swaps.  I had been looking for the perfect scrappy quilt to use with them. I found it! I am going to use Jen Kingwell's "I'm a Farmer's Daughter" pattern. I am just stumped on what to use for the backgrounds. I love Jen's use of scrappy neutrals, but then I get hooked on it having to be all Denyse's fabrics and I don't have enough backgrounds.  I will be hand piecing this one, so it will be a long term project.

...and I just have to share the cute little purse and doll quilt I made for my niece!  She turned three today. She is also my Goddaughter, so I wanted to do something special. The quilt is made from the scraps that were left from the quilt I made for her before she was born.


Okay--all selfish sewing from here on out! ;)  I have been pulling fabrics trying to start a new project. Linking up to 4/7 Sewing challenge





8 comments:

  1. I completely agree that getting a quilt done that you've been thinking about is selfish sewing! I explain all of my reasoning in my post this week about why selfish sewing. I love the doll quilt for your niece! What a great idea to use scraps from her baby quilt! I made my niece a pillow quilt last year that was meant to be used in the car on their long trips to visit us but somehow she convinced my sister to let her use it on her bed every night, on top of the million other blankets she has!

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    1. I think that is great that your niece uses her quillow every night! My nephew loves anything handmade for him. It is so nice to see little ones appreciate those items.

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  2. Well done, the idea is to some some selfish sewing not exclusive selfish sewing, so I think you are doing great!

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    1. Thanks for the clarification! LOL Sometimes I need to be reminded.

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  3. Kim, I hadn't seen that Jen Kingswell pattern before - I love it! Your charms are going to be a great palette to work with : )

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  4. I had never seen it before either. I had been looking for the perfect scrappy quilt for those charms, so when this showed up in either my FB or IG feed, I knew it was the one!

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