Friday, April 10, 2015

Week 12
Again, I am behind. I have actually done many projects but just haven't spent the time posting. I think I need to work on my time management skills.

For this week's project, I honed my paper piecing skills. Since I will be teaching this class in a couple of weeks, I thought I had better brush up. I love to paper piece.  I just forgot how much. Let me introduce you to Hello Kitty, times two.

This is a free pattern that I got off the internet at (I think, there are so many out there, it's hard to remember)...... I think I'm going to make them into bags or pillows, but that is for another week.  If you are interested in paper piecing, there are a lot of free patterns and tutorials out them in cyberspace. You are going to love it.

If you're in the San Diego area (specifically Oceanside), my paper piecing class runs on April 16th and April 18th.  (Click the links to view more information and then sign up!)

Week 13
For this week I did a really wonderful "one hour fabric basket".  It's been going around on Instagram and I had to join in.  The pattern is by kelbysews, and it's an awesome pattern. Easy to read and easy to make. You could tweak the pattern and make it any size that you want. I say don't just stop at one. I plan to make a few more.

Week 14
For this week's project, I have been experimenting with tote bags and leather.  I am working on a new pattern and needed to play with dimensions.  Here is the first prototype.  Made with canvas and webbing. The second one is make with flowered denim and leather. They are pretty fast and easy. I have lots of ideas for embellishments. I'm working on some silkscreen designs and a new embroidery program that would allow me to import pictures of anything. It is going to be soon as I have time to play with it.

This brings me up to date, for the moment. I'm giving classes in the studio several times a week, working on show quilts and many other things. Life is pretty busy around here. If you are in the area, feel free to come on by the studio. I'm sure that I can teach you a few quilty things. Until then, keep on quilting!

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