Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Making Striking Strip Quilts

I was sorting out photos on my phone today and came across a stack I took while I was sewing the quilts for Striking Strip Quilts and I thought I would share them with you.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Folk Art Flowers

When I was making Folk Art Flowers for Striking Strip Quilts I had a hard time deciding on a colour scheme. I went with the beautiful red and green, but one of the options was aqua and grey and I knew I wanted to make a wall quilt version of the quilt in this colour scheme.
This is such a fun project to use all your tiny scraps in your favourite colours.
We're having a break from our normal crazy hot January weather this week. It's usually too hot to spend too long in my sewing room at this time of the year so I am going to make the most of the cool weather and spend the day sewing.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Striking Strip Quilts - It's Here!!

My books are here! Its available now from Martingale and should be on its way to quilt shops now!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Storm Trooper Negroni

As soon as I saw Maria's excellent Storm Trooper shirt I planned a trip to Spotlight and picked  up a few metres of the fabric. I went with the Colette Negroni pattern. It is a little more casual and I didn't have to think about pattern matching the button band.
I wasn't too sure I would like a shirt without the collar stand on Chris, but I love how it is a little more casual and it is so easy to sew! The only alteration (besides blending between sizes) was to remove about 3/4" from the sleeve length before I cut it out and the only extra thing I need to do next time is to increase the cuff width as the cuffs are a little tight.
As you can see he is pretty happy with it, I think it's going to get a lot of wear.