Thursday, May 26, 2016
Here is my second block for month 4 of Sarah Fielke's Happy Days BOM. You'd think after all the applique, piecing a block would be a relief but sewing late at night it is not as accurate as I'd like. It was fun to make even if some of the points are a bit haphazard. It's a pretty busy quilt so hopefully mistakes won't be too noticeable. Am working on the final block for the month and will be all caught up:) It's such a fun project! Love seeing all the different versions...
Sunday, May 15, 2016
To me the most intimidating block of Happy Days BOM month 4 is the Hawaiian-ish applique block so I decided to make this one first. It took forever and I'm glad my hand sewing speed will never be a matter of life or death...
The wreathes are almost finished. By mistake, I used a leaf template that is slightly rounder than Sarah's. It is almost identical in size and since over 60 leaves are already sewn am going to leave them as they are. On to the next two blocks for this month!
Sunday, May 8, 2016
When I started sewing it was all about garment making. Realized how much quilting has taken over when I pulled out my serger/overlocker this week and it was somewhat alien to work with. I'm taking this great course online to try to invigorate my wardrobe. Bought a bunch of knit fabric only to notice afterwards how incredibly "quilty" all the prints are!
Above is Hilco's "Pomona" which is very evocative of modern patchwork. Hilco knits are beautiful quality German fabrics which can be hard to source in North America. Am thrilled to find a Canadian company L'oiseau Fabrics (that's The Bird in English) specializing in European fabrics of many kinds. While predominantly catering to sewing for children this site has some beautiful options for adults. Anyway, there is nothing wrong with dressing like an oversized toddler. They are not inexpensive so I'm cutting up and reconstructing some cheap t-shirts to practice before I cut into the good stuff...
May end up looking like a moving QuiltCon entry!
Lastly, to a very special person... Happy Mother's Day!!! xox