Friday, May 28, 2010

Sew Fast Pillow Project

Ever get the feeling you just have to sew something? Something quick and easy, an instant gratification fix. This fun pillow cover is it. I finished in just under an hour.

I cut strips of the fantastic bikes from Erin McMorris' new line, Weekends (a good choice for the long holiday weekend!) and paired them with strips of Kona solids - cactus, bright pink, medium grey, orange and ash. I didn't even care if I sewed them that straight. A little wonky never hurt anybody. It's a simple envelope enclosure in the back. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, leave a comment and I'll get a more specific write-up for you.

All fabrics used are available in our shop. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's that time again- a chance to see a variety of beautiful handmade quilts from bloggers around the world. While I always enjoy the show, I have never posted as I am not a regular blogger. This post is a great kickoff for our new Sew Fresh Fabrics blog space which Peg (of Ivy Arts) and I (be13cca) have just started for our fabric business.

These quilts are the result of two online bees I am in and will soon be living on my 7yr old's bunks. For the first group- Hip To Bee Square- I sent out an assortment of fabrics and asked for blocks any size and any design- sewer's choice. For the second group- Bee Addicted 3- I sent out similar fabrics and asked for houses- again any type - any size. The blocks I received back were just amazing!! So bright and fun and amazingly inspired! (Thank you all!). I knew I wanted to mix them together to get 2 quilts out of them - and here they are. It's a virtual I-Spy of characters and creatures and where they live. There's a mushroom house, a light house and a kooky witch hat house.

The process of putting them together was so like a puzzle- adding strips and blocks where needed to make them work together as a unit. Then I added a cobblestone border and lots of little blocks around that. One is finished, washed, and on the bed. The other still needs the binding sewn to the back and a spin through the washer and dryer for that soft crinkly goodness. I love these and even more so because the blocks were made by many women around the globe!!

Thank you Amy for hosting the festival. Now, off to enjoy the rest of the show

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hello and Welcome!

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