Friday, March 25, 2011

Hexie Apron & Giveaway Winnings

March has been good to me. I've won two blog giveaways!! The first was from Kelly at kelbysews she had a giveaway to celebrate her birthday and I was seriously eyeing this bag and what luck I WON!! She also included some Good Folks fabric squares as part of the prize. I stole this picture from her because the Florida sun makes for better pictures then the Chicago grey I'm dealing with.

                            Party Polly!

She also sent me this pretty pouch which we exchanged for a side swap (yes I stole this picture from her too!) I have yet to fulfill my end of the swap - I promise I will have it out next week almost finished!!!

              Zippered Pouch Tutorial on my blog!

You can find an awesome zippy pouch tutorial on her blog too!

The second was a huge box 'o scraps from Kaelin at The Plaid Scottie. I had so much fun going through them.
                BOX 'O SCRAPS

Which almost immediately became this apron. I used my Accuquilt Go! to cut the 5" hexagons. I only added a couple of my own scraps. I probably have enough scraps left to make 10 aprons! Apron anyone?? I machine sewed them with the aid of this video from ladyharvatine. This went together so fast I am thinking I would love to make a 5" hexagon quilt as I don't have the patience (or quite frankly the skill) to hand sew smaller ones - I've tried! 

Hexie Apron

Hexie Apron

Thanks for the giveaways ladies! I'll have to return the favor to blog land with a giveaway of my own one of these days. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Swaps Sent & Recieved

Here is a table runner I made for my partner for the Urban Home Goods Swap. It was my first time working with dresden plates and I really enjoyed making them.

UHG Swap - Table Runner

I also received my Urban Home Goods swap from Krista (who also happens to be a member of my Quilting Journey Bee). She posted it to the group page before I knew it was mine and I desperately wanted it. Lucky me it arrived last week!

UHG Swap recieved from Krista

I also received my Spicing Up the Kitchen swap package from Tiffany (who also happens to organize the 3x6 bee). It looks perfect in my kitchen. Maybe the apron will inspire me to cook! Until then it looks lovely hanging up in there.

SUTK Swap recieved

And here is a shot of my new pot holder with my dala horses on the wall. They are trying to cover up that lovely water damage from the neighbor above.

SUTK recieved

Now I need to finish up my Modern Swappers package and get that sent off and that should complete my swaps for a while.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Adventures in Screen Printing

I think I'm just going to start every blog post like this.... is it March 23 already??? I don't know where the time is going lately but I feel like I haven't been able to accomplish half the things I wish I had this month. Oh well. I'll get there someday... hopefully.

I did wrap up my screen printing class on Saturday. I loved it! Here are some of the things that I made not finished works by any means but it was a good start. I am anxious to do more!

adventures in screen printing

adventures in screen printing

adventures in screen printing

adventures in screen printing

adventures in screen printing

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Is it March 1 already?? HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

Seriously though where did the last few weeks go... I guess having two colds in a month really set me back but I'm almost 100% now and spent the day sewing to get my swap done for the Spicing Up The Kitchen Swap over on flickr.

The shipping deadline was today and I did make it to the post office this afternoon and here is what is now traveling in the hands of the USPS to a top secret destination:

 original design

 made using a pattern in the Spring 2011 copy of Stitch 
pattern by Feed Dog Designs

And speaking of Stitch magazine... guess who is going to have a project in the Fall 2011 copy which I believe comes out in July... that 's right... me! Several of you already know what the project is but I think I'll wait to share it on my blog until the magazine comes out.