Thursday, November 17, 2011

Work Gets in the Way

I've had big plans for this week but with it being dark when I get home, it's not gone so well. Work is super busy since we're recruiting for someone to boss me around right now. I did manage to start and finish two of these -

from a yard of voile Joel Dewberry Heirloom. I stayed up way too late the first night and finished a scarf which I enjoyed for a day and a half. Then I gave it to someone at work and made a new one. I serged two pieces together and then top stitched around the edge. I think I'd like it to be a little longer but love the colors and the voile to really soft.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Triangle Quilt, Triangle Quilt

It was a dark and stormy morning and  by that I mean it was raining lightly and there was no way I was going to leave the house.  It was too much fun staying home and being blamed for the rain by Matilda.

So I started with this Minkee I got on sale recently -

to this initial grouping (ignore the stacks in the back) - 

to some really bad math.  I need 99 triangles, no wait, I need 396.  Damn it, I'll just lay them out.  Oh, I need 180.  Ok, well here's the first batch -

and here they all are with a dog that is still irritated I'm spraying her with water every time she wants to go outside -

And voila, the next morning, the sun is back and the triangles are attached.  I did consider renaming the quilt from "Triangle Quilt, Triangle Quilt, Doing the Things a Triangle Can" to "What's the Point" but it's a baby quilt and everyone knows that babies don't mind mismatched points.

And look a couple do match up just to be show offs.

The nice thing is that almost everything was scraps.  I had a scrap bag of oranges, yellows, reds and pinks.   Some of them were big enough for cutting a triangle but some were not so I pieced them and then cut the triangles.  Scrappy, random and quickish.  Not too shabby for a rainy Saturday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Minkee Back # 2

This is going to be a heavy quilt.

But the first one worked out really well so I'm diving in on a 96 x 84 inch quilt.

Anyone want to let me cut it at your house?

Update: my mom kindly offered the garage based on the fact it's my Dad's area so she won't mind the fuzz.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Japanese Fabrics

A long, long time ago, I worked with some Japanese medical students who were visiting San Diego for the summer. It was a really interesting project for NASA involving twins and vacuum chambers and other fun stuff. The advisor that was out with the students injured his leg so I was pressed into chauffeuring service. It was a really fun summer and they were great. My oldest nephew referred to them as his Japanese doctors. They were fascinated with him (2-3 year old at the time) and his curly blond hair. At the end of the summer they gave everyone thank you gifts for hosting. Back in those days I didn't sew at all but I just came across some of the fabrics they gave me.

Fun little bits, aren't they?

Location:Japanese Fabrics

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Prepping for Guests

1 by shanleytulip
1, a photo by shanleytulip on Flickr.

I'm having a houseful of guests this weekend and what better way to prep than to fold fabric? My brother sent me a new bunch of comic book boards this week. Something to do with his concern over me opening up the comic books I have here for him.

I suppose some people actually make sure there is food in the house for guests but I'm not that crazy. I won't get a lot (any) sewing done this weekend but at least I know there are enough quilts to cover everyone. Probably.