Showing posts with label Nine by Nine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nine by Nine. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

New Sample for the Quilt shop

I took some time off working on my own projects to finish up a new sample for the quilt shop.  When I saw these pretty fabrics I thought they would be perfect for a simple quilt - Nine by Nine.

The bright pink really livens up the gray and deep blue in these prints! 

I used the gray print for the backing as well.  I quilted it an allover meander using a soft blue-gray Aurifil thread in 50 wt.  It looks so soft and cuddly!

While I was at work today, one of my students from Saturday's Jelly Roll Rug class dropped by to show me her finished rug after blocking!  So pretty! She had so much fun with the project, she went home and made some placemats using another set of strips:
Aren't they pretty?  I forgot to take a picture of mine - it's on display in the shop now, so I'll try to get a shot tomorrow!

I might be making a new sample of my Mountain Dawning pattern using this great Hoffman Pop!  I think those prints would look great.  We've really been increasing our pre-cut section and it's been fun thinking of projects I could make using them all - notice the beautiful color in the corner on the left?  That's our Island Batik section!
Our customers have been commenting at how nicely the Island Batik Stacks (10 inch squares) are presented.  You can see all the of the fabrics because the corners are turned down slightly.  I think the packaging is very effective and attractive.  It makes me happy to see that the shop is carrying Island Batik now!

I didn't get any sewing done, but had a wonderful time playing wth fabric at the quilt shop.  And catching up on today's posts for the Dust Off a Quilting Book Blog hop!  You can see the great projects at the following blogs:
Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

I hope you got to play with some fabric today, too!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sewing Room Clean up Day 1

I decided to focus on cleaning up one area of my sewing room a day so that I don't make a bigger mess than I already have!  I am really trying NOT to just move piles from one area to another.  And I am just working on the piles, not on the insides of my storage pieces!

This is the top of my two narrow storage drawers.  I try not to pile too much on them, but as you can see, the layers were starting to build up!  I put away the cat fabrics for a project to work on in August, and cleaned off my white board so I could make a list.  This way I don't forget that I want to work on something in the near future!  The notebook was taken to the dining room so I can go through the paperwork and organize it in the evenings.

So I had a few things left in this area, but no towers of fabric and junk!  There is my Farmer's Wife box - so I remember to make a block here and there (once I find the book, that is!)  I left out the small  plastic bins to contain the bits for specific projects (leftover triangles are in one - I'll be playing with those soon!)  The small pile of fabric is for a fun Row by Row starting up in September - ready for Christmas?  And the box is what I use to add scraps for my Mini Dresden plate quilt.

I did have a pile of muslin foundations for string quilts that I had to put in the overflowing scrap pile, but other than that I didn't add to any piles!

And I found this tray that I've been looking for!  I wanted to use it to organize my tea supplies.  Now it looks like a purposeful collection of items, not random stuff left on my counter.

After all the cleaning was finished, I worked on cutting down a pile of baby clothes, then finished putting this top together for a shop sample:

I'll probably get that quilted next week.

Today, I tackle the cutting table.  Definitely needs some help, I'm tired of shuffling things around to make room for cutting!  And I need to tame the box I've been using to make scrappy blocks.  It is overflowing again, so maybe I'll just have to sew some blocks to tame it down :)

Have a fun day!