Blue Crab Quilting who said I'd love to make some new Christmas stockings from the red and green colorway....
Jessica of Quilty Habit who said I would love to make a nice big quilt for the family couch, to put out for the winter - and some stockings, too! :) Thanks for the chance - I love this line!
I was able to spend a bit of time today sewing, which was really wonderful. I'm working on a little girl's dress for a friend of mine from my new Olive the Ostrich line. The ruffles for the dress are giving me fits though so I've ordered a gathering foot for my machine. Can't wait for it to come this week so I can finish off the dress and the little bloomers. Every time I pulled the bottom threads to gather the stitches for the ruffle, the thread kept breaking. Any advice? The piece of fabric is 42" long so by the time I got the gather started, it would just break waaaay before I made it through the length of fabric. Any advice? Other than my current plan which was to abandon ship and wait for my gathering foot which is probably the least frustrating path. :)
So, since I had cleared some time for sewing today and had to step away from my original project, I started on a new quilt that I've been itching to try. Its the modern crosses pattern and I'm having such fun working through my stash.
I know the quilt will probably take me forever to make since I don't get to sew very frequently these days, but it's a super fun block and really easy to put together. I've been eyeing the quilt since I got a copy of the Modern Log Cabin Quilts book by Susan Beal so I was tickled to get started.
This little stack of lovelies has been in process for a while and I was able to get 6 blocks done today. Loads more to make!
And Fiona was a big help during today's sewing session of course. How funny to catch a shot of her mid-lick!! :)