So, this is my third Wednesday of linking up over to Freshly Pieced, and it's keeping me sewing even while the Tour de Fleece is going on.
Pants into Capris tutorial, for my 11yo daughter (blogname Tertia.) I really like this method for converting thriftstore purchases to fit her special frame: it doesn't require a traditional hem on the jeans material with all the bulk, and it allows me to show off some of my fun fabrics to encase the hem. Super easy. And the embroideries I cut off the bottom I converted into an extra pocket and a cute applique.
I'm very succeptible to suggestion; for a few weeks now I've been watching the progress of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along on Lee's and Elizabeth's blogs, and thinking about how much fun those little 6" blocks would be. Well, I looked in 3 stores and the library without finding the book, but then I thought to myself, "If I can't use my 20+ years of quilting experience to figure out how to piece those little blocks, do not think I have wit to lie straight in my bed." (paraphrasing Maria in Twelfth Night there).
- Attic windows
- Autumn tints
I also did 5. Batwing, in pink and blue, and 6. Big Dipper in greens.
Technically, I'm not a Farmer's Wife but more of a girlfriend. For one thing, I'm not using the book and I'm not using templates unless I absolutely have to. For another, the official Quilt Along is hosted on Flickr, and I've completely forgotten how to use my Flickr account and I was almost to my limit of 200 pictures anyway. So we'll see where this goes. It's a good chance to keep my basic piecing and block analysis skills fresh, and play with my scraps. I can hardly ignore the chance to do a block sampler, I love them so much.
The capris are 'sew' cute!!! Love you FMQA blocks too.
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