Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baby Love

Last Sunday I went to a baby shower for a great friend.  She and her husband are expecting a baby boy in December.  I can't wait to meet him.  They had it at the Mill Pond Inn in Nobleboro or as I like to say just up the corner from Alewives .  Alewives is having their Late Riser sale today, they take 20% off your online purchase.  The shower was wonderful, lots of terrific friends and food.  I made a piece of wall art for the room,  it is similar to the one on the Stitched in Color blog.

I used a stretched canvas and paper pieced the word Love with the refrigerator magnets pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  It was a really fun project and I'm thinking about a few for Christmas presents.  Hope you have a great weekend.  :)Dawn

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Sneak Peak

   I've been a bad blogger.  Not posting as much as I should, you all know life happens when your busy making plans.  Well I have been busy with work.  The wedding season is winding down and there has been a ton of weddings this fall.  I did have a chance to sew a little last week.  It's a present so here is a peak.

One vibrant  leaf in the middle of  brown.
My daughter and I went for a walk in the woods.  The fall in Maine is so beautiful, I love the way the air smells on a sunny day in the fall.  She took some pictures and my wheels are turning about a new quilt.  What gives you inspiration?

Macro shot of the leaf.


 Have a happy fall everyone.   :) Dawn

Monday, October 8, 2012

My Sidekick

I saw this bag and knew I needed to make one of my own.  I did make a few adjustments. The pocket on the front is the flat front pocket but it is shaped like the pleated pocket without the binding.  I also didn't make the strap adjustable, knowing I would never change the position of it.  I love the recessed zipper.      The pellon SF101 gives it just the right weight.  The pattern is very easy to follow and well written.   It went together quick.

I love this fabric.  It is Melody Miller Ruby Star Shining for KOKKA on the exterior and the interior is Cloud 9 Fabrics organic cotton Nature Walk Moss/Earth.  The colors are perfect for Fall.  Do you have a favorite Fall color?  Hope everyone is enjoying Fall.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Voile Quilt Top

I finished the quilt. These are a few pictures of the top on a beautiful day.  It was too overcast today to get a good picture of it.  Soon it will be in it's new home,  maybe I can get a picture before it leaves if the sun comes out.  I love sewing on voile.  It has such a luxurious feel.  Fall is in the air here in Maine, what a great time to start on a new quilt.  I have some projects in mind what about you?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Went to Alewives on Sunday to pick up some voile for a quilt that I'm making for a B-day present.  I LOVE working with this fabric.  It feels so silky.  If you haven't tried it for a quilt you should give it a shot.  The quilt is 5" squares sewn together to make a 54" square top.  The back is also voile.  The fabric is AMH, Amy Butler and Tula Pink.  The voile is 54" wide, perfect for the lap size quilt. It goes together quick so I will probably have the top together tonight. 

Went to Vinalhaven a few weeks ago and had a beautiful day.  This is a picture from the ferry ride home.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chicopee Chevron Bag

Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt I LOVE the colors.  I had the chance to meet her at Alewives Fabrics on August 18.  She signed books and answered all of our questions.  She is truly a talented and unique individual.  Denyse like a lot of us didn't always sew, but she always had some creative outlet in her life. She talked about her love for traditional quilts with a modern twist.  That is the basis of her new book Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration.  The book is full of beautiful quilts, some of which she had with her at Alewives.  I made a bag to showcase the new fabric.  Side A is the cool side.  Side B is the warm side.  Anyway, Chicopee is a great line if your thinking about adding to your stash (who isn't, right) the colors blend and stand out all at the same time.  Off topic, I had a chiropractic appointment today and my back feels wonderful.  Now I can get back to sewing.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

   I started my hexagon mini quilt around the 1st of August.  I entered it in the festival of hexagons that a 2 (w) is having on her blog. Their are so many great hexagon projects. 

I used Moda pezzy prints by American Jane and Half Moon Modern Scissors.  I paper pieced them, sewed them together and hand stitched them to linen.  I ironed on 808 craft fuse by pellon to the back of the linen to stabilize it.  Linen has a lot of movement especially when hand stitching.  Then I hand stitched chevrons between each color with DMC.  To finish I bound it in black Half Moon Modern Scissors.