It was a run around morning for me, but I was able to stop off at the Mesquite Bean to buy two yards of Steam-a-Seam that I need for a baby quilt. I also purchased some four different types of black and white fabric…just because. I also purchased an Olfa cutting mat and new rotary blades. JoAnn’s had a great sale, and I had coupons. It ended up costing half the price.
This afternoon, I managed to make the Crazy Anne block for the gypsy wife quilt. It is perfectly named, because those little triangles drove me crazy. Having the new rut-less cutting mat certainly improved the accuracy of my cutting.
This evening, I made another fabric face. I tried something new, in order to get more contour on the face. I drew the head on paper. Then I drew contour lines on the paper face…sort of like a mask. I then traced the head on fabric. Next, I cut the paper contour mask and traced and cut them from fabric. I drew eyes on a small white scrap and laid it between the face and contour mask. A strip of fabric was laid down for the nose.
I have been using a glue stick to hold things down, but I am thinking I need to use some Steam-a-Seam. The only problem with using the fusible is that I am using tiny scraps and pieces. I probably can back some larger fabric pieces and cut from there. But it seems like a waste of fusible, which is expensive. For the lips, I machine stitched with orange thread. I messed up when I made the glasses, so I will just say that Felicity bought an unbecoming pair of glasses. 😉
Volunteers at the botanical garden
Yoga instructor at the senior recreation center
Keeps a poetry journal
Her favorite poet is Emily Dickinson
Takes classes in water color
As I walked through the grocery store and saw Valentine’s Day all around me, I decided to get started on some DIY Valentine stuff for the grandchildren.
I thought a simple, one hexagon block wall hanging would be cute.
I drew a picture of my grandson and me on muslin.
Then I drew hair and clothes on different fabric pieces.
I used Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite to adhere the drawings onto some of the memo fabric my brother sent me.
Rather than machine quilt, I have chosen to hand quilt this small block.
The rotating cutting mat was ideal for this project.
I had a piece of the Solar System fabric I used for his quilt, so I used it for his shirt.
He is a walking information station on the Solar System.
Since I love birds, I chose some of the last remaining pieces of my bird fabric.
This block is not finished yet. I need to complete the quilting and add some buttons or some type of embellishments. Not too many, though.
I have already drawn my granddaughter and myself.
I hope to get to it tomorrow after I run some errands and get a haircut.
Only 40 more days until Valentine’s Day!
I guess my sewing room will not get cleaned and reorganized before I leave for my trip.
Once again, my wandering mind started making something with the fabrics I was trying to store and organize.
I made some strips with the fabric memos my brother gave me.
This formed a nice sized block, which I cut into some columns.
My grandson has two pets that need to be included in his story quilt, so I drew a dog and a cat silhouette onto the back of the Steam – a-Seam Lite.
This quilt is getting a bit large. It might have to be the story of his early years.
Maybe I can make a quilt in 5 year increments.
I’m all packed and ready to go to Arkansas. I contacted the quilt shop in Bentonville, and they say they will be expecting me.
I will try one more time to clean up the sewing room. It would be a disappointment to return and find it looking the way it is now.
Now, I better get to some serious cleaning.