Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A day in the studio...

Yesterday I had a whole unexpected day in my sewing studio, because my plans got postponed until next week!

I spent a couple of hours working on a custom order childhood memories quilt first. Then I felt I deserved some selfish studio time, so I rearranged my studio!

I packed away one of the large folding tables I had out and put two cabinet model sewing machines in the NW corner where it had been. I had been wanting to do this for a while. My plan is to set up each machine for a specific WIP. I jump from thing to thing and this way I won't have to pack away one thing to work on another, or re-thread my machine.

I also put my ironing board in the center of the room under the light fixture where I can plug it into the roof for easier use and less cord tangling.

Then I made about 20 reusable shopping bags from old sheeting that I wanted to use up. I will donate these to the thrift shop at the high school for teen moms where I volunteer twice a week. I have about 20 more bags to sew later this week which means then I didn't have to find a spot to store all that fabric I didn't want.


None of this was what I planned to do in my sewing studio today!!!! I had two paper pieced quilt blocks to pattern test!!! That did not get done. Oh well, baby steps is better than no steps!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A Pattern Release

It is ages since I have added a pattern to my Craftsy store so today I decided to get one of my favorite block patterns ready for release!

I call this block Woven:

This quilt effect can be created when the block is reflected and repeated:

The basic block pattern is block 76 in my Adventurously Epic Sampler Quilt. When it is offered free in 2017/18 the pattern will not include the mirrored block pattern that is available in my Craftsy store and is needed to create this quilt design.

The link to my Craftsy store is in my left sidebar.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Block 94

This week I designed block 94 of my Adventurously Epic Sampler! 6  blocks to go!

All the pattern designs have been done in the same shades of blues. But now that I know what my fabric choices are I decided to test them out on this block:

And I like it! Black background, a neutral and a focus color for each block should work well!