Things I have sewn this past month

So, I sew. A lot. I have a UFO (un-finished object) list a mile long, but I still like to start new projects…obviously. I am, of course the president and founder of Project Starters Anonymous, and Rebecca at Hugs Are Fun was my first enthusiastic joining member. I’ve been recruiting others at my new job at the quilt shop, too 😉

First up is this Ponyo idea I had mulling around in my head for quite a while. The opening credits are so gorgeous in that movie, and I had been thinking it would make an amazing quilt. Since I wanted a quicker project I made a mini and I am quite pleased. I tea-dyed some Kona cotton solids to give them a more muted tone, and it turned out just how I imagined.

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This FPP sewing machine pattern had caught my eye for quite a while too, and once again in procrastinating working on finishing one of my bigger projects, I finished this selfish-sewing mini quilt, too.

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More selfish sewing! A Heather Ross patchwork bag…I have a problem with sewing lots and lots of bags. But, I like them, so it’s alright 🙂

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Dark rainbow jellyroll quilt! Also sewn selfishly…it lives on my sofa all day long, currently.

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Now, it feels like I started this EPP Ferris Wheel quilt a lifetime ago. In reality it was summertime, but boy, this one felt like it dragged on forever.

I took the given pattern and doubled its size, and then added additional low-volume whites around the edges with colored squares sprinkled in. And I kept going and going and going and going. Well, not really, but it felt like forever, and I am so thankful it is all quilted and complete!

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Next up, Lily’s requests for a birthday dress and a “soft calico dress” (can you tell she’s been reading about pioneer times?).

Her birthday dress is from the Coffeeshop Lace Dress pattern, cheap quilting fabrics picked out from Joann’s, but I think they look adorable. I added white piping instead of lace and I like the clean edges it creates with the pattern.

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For her “soft calico dress” I just sort of made it up as I went along, and let her pick out of the Calico Days line of fabric from my work.

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I sewed myself a GIANT TOTE from Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing book and lined it with this adorable fabric from the First Crush line by Sweetwater for Moda.

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Annnnnd I sewed myself a purse. Because. Also, I just love the constellations from this Under the Stars line.

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And last up, some seasonal collaborative sewing with Lily! I bought this Lil’ Red panel from Quilter’s Quest and she made the pillow and the blanket while I made the doll, etc. The colors make me think of Valentine’s Day, so I also made a mini quilt that is hanging on our front door.

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Phew! That’s it…for now!

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