Monday, October 17, 2011

It's a Cabinet!

It is a sewing cabinet!  Wanted to give you a progress report on the beautiful sewing cabinet Larry is making for me.  All the drawers are in and since this photo drawer fronts have been attached.  The top and back are made and finished.

It won't be long now!  I can't wait to get it into the room.  Some rearranging and reorganization will need to be done when it comes to the sewing room.  I will need to open an Etsy/Ebay account!!  It will all be worth it to get this new sewing space.

I have been sewing a little.  There is a quilt on the machine that I will photograph when it is quilted.  This past week I taught my forst quilting class.  Thursday was "Swoon"  and then on Sunday we began "Seeing Squares".  Thanks to Empty Bobbin, Shea Henderson for the new Zig Zagged patterns.  I was able to give my three students a free pattern!  It has been a really fun experience.

This was my little Saturday break away.  I needed to do something small and fun.  I am sure I will be making a few more of these as I know lots of KU fans!  The JHawk fabric is "Rah Rah" from Sarah's in Lawrence, KS.

Hope you have a great week and get a little time to feed your passion!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Everyone Needs a New Look

I have been feeling a little dark here at Paulasstitchwitchery!  I wanted to brighten things up.  I still want to change the banner also but not yet,  TallGrassPrairieStudio
 got such a fabulous new look that I though I needed a change!

On to quilty matters.......  I finished this up last night.
My niece is giving it to her sister at her baby shower today.
This is my own creation and I must say I am pleased with the way it turned out.  It is about 50 inches square and I called it Bubbles!

Kona Solids were the choice and while not my color palette it did turn out pretty good.  I quilted with an all over meander and did a scrappy binding.

For the backing.....  I used a little Central Park by Kate Spain.  One of my favorite lines definitely.  I did a little quick piecing just because I have to piece the backs!  It turned out OK too.

Just to give you a quick update on other projects;  I finshed this little Swoon block wall hanging and sent it off to a coworker in St. Louis.  Oh how I love this block.  I also sent along a little personalized mug rug for her desk

I am off to work on my potholders for the secret swap with the Portland MQG.  I have to work today so I had best get busy.............update on the fabulous sewing cabinet next post!