This week, I've been sewing up a storm! I do love sewing, it's fun watching each project come together. However, it is not without mistakes. I had to ripe out multiple seams, but then it makes doing it right the second time much more satisfying! ;) Here's what I've been working on this week.
This is the front of a pouch that I made for my co-worker, Sonya for her birthday. Of course in my rush, I forgot to take a finished picture. I quilted the front with straight lines following all of the seams and added lining and a zipper on the top.
This was a project I started working on when I was stuck on another project, this helped inspire so more creativity. It started out as a small pouch for myself, but then there were too many beautiful Echo fabrics to choose from. I also have a Lotta Jansdotter scrap bag and I wanted to use all of these together. A laptop bag was created! This is all I've done so far, but I did just pick up the zipper hardware I need from Bolt.
Yesterday, I accomplished the feat of cutting into lots of yardage for a double seat cushion. Does anyone have a trick for cutting large pieces on a smallish mat? I have a 24" by 18" mat, but I think it's time for a new huge one! Cutting was difficult to line up! With the help of Chris and multiple rulers, I'm 99% sure the pieces are cut properly. Chris has already re-webbed the seat, it was originally done with clothesline! We are making new cushions and reupholstering them in this dark orange. (Chris blogged all about it here.) It's going to be our finest re-upholstered piece yet!
Portland Modern Quilt Guild had an amazing challenge last moth working with Michael Miller Cotton Couture Fabrics. I'm currently working on sashing one of the three quilts that we're putting together for multiple quilt shows this year. Check out all of the blocks here!
I've been picking up bits of some new fabric here and there over the past few weeks, and I couldn't help but share them with you. I've loving the whole Summersville line, wish I could get it all! But this is what I could find at the local quilt shops in Portland and my wallet thanks me! ;)
I'm also working on finishing my quilt back for the Modern Shapes quilt, I just finished a super special Mother's Day present that I can't wait to share here, but it will have to wait as my mom is an avid reader of my blog! ;)
Are you sewing anything this week? If so, Happy Sewing!