Showing posts with label Simplify. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simplify. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday: A School Yard Finish

Although I showed this to you yesterday, here is my grand finale post shouting out to the world that I've finished a quilt!

School Yard
The Details:
School Yard
Pattern: Square One from Simplify with Camille Roskelley: Quilts for the Modern Home.
Fabric: Punctuation by American Jane for Moda Fabrics - top, back & binding.  Sashing on top is Snow Bella Solids.
Size: 61" x 53"
Pieced and bound by me
Quilted by: Karen Kimmel - a long arm quilter from my guild who brought life to this quilt.
Started: January 2011
Finished: Sunday, February 25, 2012
Who is it for: Initially this quilt top had no intended recipient, but sometime in the middle of last year I participated in a Crafty Pay-It-Forward Challenge on Facebook and a lovely Kindergarten teacher friend of mine played along.  So School Yard is for her and it will go perfectly in the decor of her house.

Here are a few more photos:









What else am I working on:
The T-Shirt Quilt - plan to post T-Shirt Chronicles Part III by the weekend.
Sew Happy Quilt QAL - a week behind...need to catch up.
Mug Rugs - yesterday in class I doodled a bit and designed a thank you mug rugs for various friends & family who've been very supportive this past three weeks.

I'm linking up with Lee from Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and Jenna from Sew Happy Geek for Manic Monday.

Happy Leap Year Day - hope you have a fun and productive day,
Susan

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Work-In-Progress Wednesday: Handmade Christmas 2011 Wrap Up

Being very busy last week with the crush before Christmas caused me to use #BDSI (Boxing Day Sew In) on Twitter this past Monday, December 26th to finish up the Orange & Black quilt for my nephew for his Christmas present.  It was not a late gift as my side of the family did not get together until Monday afternoon to accommodate everybody's holiday schedules.
 
As I finished the quilting, prepared the binding and then machine sewed the binding on, I tweeted along with my fellow #BDSI companions keeping me company.  At one point I became super annoyed at my machine because I was getting the birds nest effect on the back and cried out for help....Jaye from Artquiltmaker came to my rescue by telling me to rewind my bobbin thread very SLOWLY.  That did the trick and at approximately 5pm Monday afternoon I took a photo of this:
Orange & Black quilt for N. 
Orange & Black 
Little Man quilt pattern by Camille Roskelley from Simplify:Quilts for the Modern Home
Fabrics: Various Kona Solids and two baseball patterns from local fabric store.
Started: November 2011
Finished: December 26, 2011
Given to nephew for Christmas 2011

Here's the front: 
Orange & Black quilt front - 40"x 50"
And the back:
Orange & Black back
I have four nieces of various ages so I decided this year for Christmas to give them a little handmade item with a favorite gift card of their choice nestled inside.  For my teenage nieces I tried a new tutorial for Lined Drawstring Bags from Jeni of  InColorOrder.  Great tute - go check it out.  Both bags came together very easily and were well received by both girls.  Success!  
Lined Drawstring Bags
For my younger nieces I made zip pouches and they loved them.  My SIL told me that the bag I made below for B. looks very similar to the new backpack that my niece had yet to open for Christmas.  The pouch would be a perfect accessory to the backpack which made me happy.  
Love this girl...such a sweet kid.  
So the Christmas rush of handmade is now over and now I can relax and wait for projects to appear.  I did receive a text yesterday from a good friend (Sarah) who asked me to make her a Kindle Fire cover and I replied a definitive YES.  Looking forward to researching tutorials and fabrics for her.  

Hope you are all well,
Susan

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Teenager Laundry Woes & A Quilt Top Finish

Happy Wednesday!

Borders have now been attached to the Orange & Black Quilt and I am off shortly to go purchase backing and  binding fabric so I can begin basting this "Little Man".  This was the second time I used a quilt pattern from the Simplify book by Camille Roskelley and again, could not be happier.  

Orange & Black 
Laundry:  I am teaching both my boys how to do their own laundry and without identifying whom, I have to say that one of them has embraced the process without a hitch.  Loads the washing machine with the correct amount of clothes, checks back to load the clean clothes into the dryer and folds his clothes in a timely manner.  The other son....oh my goodness.  The pile of clothes that envelopes his laundry basket is enormous, he loads the washer up with too many clothes and then leaves clothes in the washer.  The worst part is the pile of clean but irreversibly wrinkled clothes which litter his bed during the day.  At night they all get lumped on his desk.  Oh, and get this...he comes out with a horribly wrinkled shirt the other morning and asks if the wrinkles will come out before he leaves for school!   Got any suggestions for me?  

Off to lunch and fabric shopping - hope you all enjoy your day. 
Susan