Quilt Peep Love and a Fuzzy Scarf

Gushing with love and warm fuzzies for you, my sewing peeps. Seriously - sewing and quilting have become so important to me in the last 2 years that I find myself plotting and planning and, yes, even being a little competitive about design and actual time at my machine almost all of my waking hours. And the friendships - both virtual and in the flesh - mean so much to me. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all - women of all ages, all stages of life and all different levels of sewing experience. I've been inspired by so many of you. And thank you for stopping by here!

I'm working on 3 bag patterns that I have researched extensively - there are currently no patterns on the market for these bags {if they do exist, they're hiding}. I spent time today "shopping" for the fabric and notions to see if they are readily available and translate easily from pattern to consumer. I've drawn, cut and have begun to sew the first bag, but I think it's going to take a few weeks to work out the kinks of  the construction and then the pattern writing.  I have a gal in our Cincy Mod Quilt Guild that is an expert bag-sewer that I think I'll ask to trial run a sample from my pattern when I think it's close to done. 

I finished the scarves for my daughter and her friend - they turned out really cute! Lots of compliments when she went back to school today. This scarf was made from scraps of Michael Miller, Windham, Jennifer Paganelli, Amy Butler, Art Gallery and a scrap from a girls' dress I bought at Target for $3. Use Heather's tutorial to make a chenille-backed one or Krista's tutorial to make a wool-backed version.

{Sorry about the crappy Blackberry pictures - camera is out on assignment with my son the photography student.}

I also have about 25 quilt sketches that I've done in the last 2 weeks! I literally can't keep up with my brain! And clothing, too. Holy cow - can you have a creativity-induced stroke?

Resolution for 2011: Use the fabric that I impulsively and obsessively buy.
Any sewing resolutions for you, my lovelies?


  1. I really like the scarves....thanks for the idea. It sounds like you will have lots of goodies to show us in 2011!

  2. I resolve to stay sane this year! Hopefully there will be more quilts and more knitted items.


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