Saturday, July 13, 2013

Productivity up for Stash busting

At least to my standard, and pace... ;)

I guess that was mainly because I didn't sit in front of computer trying to string words together when posting on this blog (amid chaotic ruckus made by the Bean, which usually grow tenfold if he catches me on the computer and we get into a fight ;) no... it's mommy's turn, no, it's MY turn, no, it's mine, NOOOOO!!! ho-yeah! Fun times)

Another reason could be because I've moved my sewing space from the hallway closet to literally in the hallway/by the entrance. Good lighting there truly helps! Plus wooden floor means I can see dropped pins and clean up threads after a project rather easily. Since I "liberated" the only other closet from my sewing table and machines and books, there are finally a place to put things that usually clutters the eyes, like the vacuum! :)

So far in July here's what I've been working on:

1) Patchwork quilt top for 2013 nephew #2
Exploring the blocks placement: 6 x 4 blocks of wonky stars

All done! Front view

All done: Closeup front view

All done: Back view of top        







2) Bean's cotton pillow case #2 (1/2 yard main fabric, 1/4 yard of orange fabric for inside = 3/4 yards)



3) Ironing board cover


Ironing board: After
Ironing board: Before









The bright green fabric used to cover the ironing board was from a thrifted (brand new though) curtain (that comes in a pair). I had a total of 1.4 yards leftover from previous projects. From this 1.4 yards I used some for the ironing board, and the rest for oven mittens (that's not done yet coz apparently I need insulated batting also, so that will have to wait) with little scraps left.

I'm torn between wanting to proceed with the quilt, or starting with garment sewing... :) Hmmm.... I'll mull things over for a while. Watch this space to see what I end up doing this weekend ;)

Happy weekend, and happy sewing!

Far

12 comments:

  1. The quilt top is great, especially the wonky stars. I love the subtle asymmetry.

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    1. Thanks Mary! I So Love You Description Of THe Quilt Top: Subtle Assymetry.. Am Totally Gonna CoPy That! :)

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  2. Such a beautiful quilt top Far.

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  3. You have been so busy Far, I really don't know how you fit this all in around Bean - he's a terrible 3 isn't he? I love the quilt - doesn't look wonky at all to me. Glad you've got yourself a better sewing spot - it does help. Looking forward to seewing (that was a mistake - combination of seeing and sewing :)) seeing your sewing, whatever you decide to do.

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    1. In Approx. One Month He's Gonna Reach The Terrible 3... Right.Now He's Still In The TerriblE Two phase.. Hehehehe... Most Of The TimE He's Okay Now With.Me.sewing.
      P/s: It'.CalleD Wonky.Star.Style.I Guess.Coz.The Points ParT R Not Same.Size/Shape.... I Think... :)

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  4. Love the quilt. It looks so pretty!

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  5. You're on the stash-busting train, Far! I am not a quilter, at all! But I love to see other people's creations. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks L.. I Enjoy Making The patchwork PortIon, Quite Soothing To Me :) The Quilting Part, I Tend To Postpone As Long As I Could! ;)

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  6. Love the star quilt top. I have some of that brownish color fabric that you used on your ironing board cover.

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    1. Thanks Beverly! I Love The Color.Combo Of The Brownish Fabric...The Black N White Flowers Just Pop! Too Bad I Have Only Yd I Think Frm Years Ago.... :)

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