I love to add seasonal touches to my home – here is a Halloween pillow case that I have done. Love these on my bed!
October 12, 2015
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October 12, 2015
I have not blogged for 2 years or so. But, I have been sewing up a storm for the last two years. I need to add pictures of completed projects and will post by the end of the week. I have lots to post – custom baby bedding, quilts, and other projects.
July 4, 2015
Hello folks, I am back. I want to capture the sewing projects that I have completed the last year or so and share them. I am like many of you, time spent creating/sewing is time well spent.Posted by studiobsew under Uncategorized
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August 24, 2013
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August 24, 2013
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Just one of my past completed quilts. Making red, white and blue quilts are one of my favorites.
red white and blue quilt
August 20, 2013
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I have been on a real sewing frenzy this summer – I think having a rainy summer does not hurt. I don’t feel so guilty spending time in my sewing room working on projects. And……….we have had a lot of rain this summer but you won’t find me complaining – my grass is green, my flowers are growing and blooming and all in all – my yard looks pretty good.
So, while it rained, I finished up 2 quilt tops and one runner in July – all a red, white and blue theme. I will have to post pictures of those. It is now August and I have begun hand quilting a quilt top that is 20 years in the making. It is a Valentine quilt top that I made from a pattern in a BH & Gardens magazine from WAY back. I KNOW I started this top before my son was born and since he is now 20 – it has been some time since I started the top. I was ambitious – thinking I could make a king sized quilt. After awhile, I made my goal more manageable, and completed a full-sized quilt.
Although I created quilts before this endeavor, I consider this one of my first major quilt projects. I have learned much since I have pieces this top – I started hand piecing it, only to change and tear out and machine piece the quilt. i now look at the quilt top and see my evolution of quilting. So, here you can see my hand basting of the quilt top so I can hand quilt it. It is now in a hoop and I have been doing some hand quilting at night while watching tv. I know this is a project better done during the winter months, (the middle of summer is not the best time to hand quilt – too warm) but I hope to have this done by Valentine 2014.
Another project I have completed is a fun footstool made out of one of my favorite fabric lines – from Sarah Jane Studios. I love maps and thought her map yardage would make a great footstool. What do you think?
I have more fabrics from this line from Sarah Jane and am in the process of making two baby quilts to give as gifts to some co-workers for the new babies that are due to arrive this fall. I will show you those soon.
February 19, 2013
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Yes, I should be upstairs, finishing Ev’s draperies – but here I am, sitting on couch and surfing the net. If,…I didn’t screw it up – Ev’s drapes would be done. I “finished” them last night only to find that one drapery is 1/4 to 1/2 inch off in length from the other. You know the adage “measure twice, cut once”, well,…………….. when I sew home decorative items, I calculate twice – at least twice, measure twice – and measure again for one more check. So, when it is off like this – I am pissed. So, now I need to take apart the hem of one drapery to make them both even.
I am making these draperies for a friend. She had given me a queen sized duvet cover to make bedroom drapes. She chose the same, matching duvet cover for her drapes as the one on her bed. Fine – I can do this. However, she wanted her drapes to be 88 inches in length and a queen duvet cover does not quite make the 88 FINISHED drape lenght, so I had to do some pieceing. I have taken some pictures to document the process and will blog about this something this weekend along with the pictures. I want the drapes done first before I post how I completed this project. I will admit, I really like these kind of challenges – it requires me to think and get creative on how to make and assemble any given project. Once the draperies are done, I have a baby quilt to make for a former co-worker – Kristi. And then it is on to one of my projects. I have a flannel quilt top to finish. Then maybe some window treatments for the master bedroom. I have a paper pattern hanging in my bedroom, test driving it to see if that is what I want. I have decided I like the style, now if I could only find fabric that I want to use.
Oh well, I have two more projects to finish before I get to master bedroom window treatments.
So………………..what are you doing?