Thursday, May 31, 2012

Silhouettes Pattern #600

Over the memorial weekend I was able to squeeze in some sewing time and was so excited to sew garments again.  This is the classic blouse from Silhouette Patterns and fabric, lace and buttons were part of a kit I purchased last year.  The fabric is rayon and I washed it before cutting fabric.  It frayed a little so serged all the seams with a four thread overlock stitch.  I am really pleased with how it turned out and wore it on my trip this week with red jeans and a black cardigan.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pillowcases for mom and dad

Pillowcases were made out of the leftover fabric for the tote bag.  I figure these can go in my parents motor home and will give these to them at our family reunion this summer.  This is my favorite pillowcase pattern where you put the case, trim and band together like a burrito.  The seams were done french seam style because I was too lazy to set up the serger.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Camping tote bag

During a trip to visit family in Oregon in February, we found this fabric.  My parents fell in love with it so I made this tote bag for their boat.  I plan to give it to them this summer during a family reunion.  They are going to love it.  I used my favorite tote bag pattern by Quilts Illustrated.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blue and white table topper

I have finished the table topper that coordinates with the love seat quilts.  Even did the quilting on it myself instead of sending to the long arm quilter.  This is mostly because it was to small to send out to her. :)   Here it is shown on the wrong side of the love seat quilt.

And shown on the coffee table.  You can see a little of the love seat quilt in the background.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quilts for love seat

I wanted to do a little refresh in my living room decorating.  I love my light yellow love seats with blue piping. The downside of such a light fabric is that they get dirty very easily.  I found this quilt kit at Connecting Threads and bought two kits so I could put one on the seating area of each love seat.  Here is the whole quilt just laying on the love seat.

This shows a closer view of the quilt.
I wanted to make them reversible so I could have two different looks.  The back side is a blue toile from Home Fabrics.  The long arm quilter used a fleur de lis pattern which turned out just perfect for the quilt.

This is how it looks on the love seat.  One of the next projects will be to use the leftover fabrics to make some table runners and pillows to tie the whole look together.