Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Finished - A Lovely Year of Finishes January

This won't be a lengthy craft-filled post unfortunately, but and update of bee sewing and my link up for the month of January in A Lovely Year of Finishes with Sew BitterSweet Designs as one of the hosts. My January goal was to sew, finish, and send off my Penny Lane star block from Julie's blog 627handworks. Here's the finished block along with two star flower blocks from Ellison Lane, before they went in the mail.

I'll leave you with the start of my project for Jessie (Inside the Paper Box) who is the February birthday girl in my group of the Handmade Birthday Club 2014. She makes such beautiful things so it's a bit intimidating, but a cute little half-square triangle in her favorite color is a start! You can find me on Instagram under @sew_into_my_20s and our group has photos under #handmadebirthdayclub2014 and #makingbirthdayshappen. The photos on there really make you want to start sewing! 

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Few New Links

I'm excited that I can finally show you some of these quilty finishes, it was so hard keeping a secret with how much I go on Instagram! But here are some photos of what I've been working on for January birthday girls in the group Handmade Birthday Club 2014 organized by the wonderful Susannah Kate.

First up, the mini quilt I sew up after being stumped on just what to make for the first birthday gift. This mini quilt was for Jessica over at sameoldknit on Instagram and Flickr, with some DS fabric I like as a cute extra.

gorgeous mini quilt and fabric scraps from knausallison

I somehow forgot to take a picture before sending it out so this is used from her Flickr with permission.

And second, the pair of oven mitts created for Gwen who is therainbowrevolts over on Instagram and Flickr. This is her Flickr photo too but I somehow managed to forget to take a picture of everything I sent her too. The second one show the labels I stitched on to each gift, which were a gift themselves from my dad for Christmas.

Since you asked @sew_into_my_20s <3 These are some boss oven mitts, I love them!! I've been baking so much and we have no cute kitchen things yet <3 I can't wait to use the vintage sheet cuts and ooh what wonderful blenders!! Thank you!! #handmadebirthday

And for the first time ever (yikes!) I'm linking up to the Needle and Thread Thursday party with Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation and Finish It Up Friday with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Library Project Quilt Along!

What's a new year of crafty blogging without laying out some more goals, right? I'm excited to say I'll be joining in the Library Project which a great quilt along idea thought up by Adrienne over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.

Chezzetcook Modern Quilts

I guess it could be a bit ambitious to pick five projects but since it's only January I thought, why not? From my mini collection of Quilty magazines I'll be choosing: 

1. The March/April issue of Quilty, and the pattern Chevron & On


2. The May/June issue of Quilty, and the pattern Super Star

3. The July/August issue of Quilty, and the pattern 

4. The book Colorful Quilts for Fabric Lovers, and the pattern Loft

5. The book Skip the Borders, and the pattern White Stars (both one of my favorites)

Alright, I think I better stop before I become overly ambitious! It's been great to see everyone's picks and I hope this inspires you to look through your books, magazines and more to find something you can't wait to start. Happy sewing!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes - Goal

Hi and happy January, it's crazy but a bit wonderful that it's a new year. This will be just a short post to show you all my photo and goal for this month's A Lovely Year of Finishes goal. You can always link back to the groups and host Fiber of All Sorts.

Since it's my first month joining in with this wonderful group of sewers I wanted to pick a manageable project, so I am committing to finishing up all of the star blades in my paper piecing block for the Fierce Quilters bee that I'm in. By the end of this month, I'll have a finished block, trimmed and ready to send on to its next destination. This wonderful block is called Penny Lane, and is part of the Block Rock'n series over on Julie Hirt's blog 627 handworks.

What do you think so far? I have to admit that I'm loving it and I think I'll even get off of my comfy bed to sew some more.

Paper piecing!