In past years I've gotten so lost on the internet, just browsing through everyone's lovely blogs, hoping I'd win some of the goodies out there. This year I decided to return the favor, and host a giveaway myself.
The first item is two fat quarters of Heather Ross Mendocino fabric
1 fat quarter of Seahorses, and 1 of Giant Octopi.
And because I can't stop at just one - especially when it comes to fabric, I've also got this stack of 2.5 x 2.5 inch charm squares. I lost count, but I know there are over 125 in this stack.
A very big sorry to my international friends, but I have to stick to domestic shipping (US) at this time.
I'll be picking the winners by random number generator, first picked gets the fat quarters, second receives the charm squares. Any comment after May 25 at 5 p.m. PST, won't count.
If you'd like, tell me what you plan to sew or cook over the long weekend.
All that work, and it might not fit right, one mistake, and the outfit is ruined. Terrifying.
Skirts, on the other hand, easy.
About two years ago, I wanted a black linen skirt. When I couldn't find one in the stores, I did what any sewer would do, and made my own. Right now I have 4 or 5 skirts that I've made myself.
This one I just finished. Kona Charcoal, and one of my favorite fabrics (AMH of course). It's basically the same design as every other skirt I've sewn, a basic 6 gore 1/2 circle skirt. It's hard to see in the photo, but I made it with an extra panel, so it's a faux wrap skirt.
It's a little heavy looking for summer, I think I can pull it off though. And I know it will be a great fall / winter skirt.
1. I LOVE AMH fabric.
2. I wanted a sashed patchwork quilt. But I didn't want to use all those really long sashing strips, that always curve on the sewing machine. So I used short pieces, laid it all out on the floor. (Really wish I had a design wall) Each sashing strip was then 6" or under.
I learned that I'm still not that good at sashing.
I didn't plan too far ahead. I thought I'd use it on the couch. But, it was too big for the couch, too small for the king bed. I don't care, it's on the bed anyway. It looks very cheerful on the bed. I hope youall agree.
I'd been eyeing this quilt along from afar, when about a month ago, I looked out into my backyard and saw this...
Tomato / Herb Garden:
And then I realized....I already was a farmer's wife. It didn't matter that this is the suburbs. :) So, I went out, got the book, and jumped right in. Here's the first five blocks I did.
I hate cutting out template pieces, so I'm doing the math on most of these (probably why the points don't all match). I'm doing WAY more than two a week right now. But, I'm sure I'll slow down sometime.
I do keep forgetting how small these pieces end up. Some of my larger scale prints are getting lost. But, it's making it interesting. I plan to do about a twin size, and any that I don't like, I figure I can use on the back and re-do it.