The "Holidays" are upon us, and if you are anything like me you woke up last Friday morning with a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. All your good intentions of having handmade gifts done back in July flopped. Grab a coffee, take a deep breath, all is not lost. You can still make it (pun intended, lol).
You will notice off to the side here a snazzy new Craftlet from Craftsy. Not familiar with them? Wow, are you in for a treat. So many patterns and classes all at your fingertips. Along with my purchase patterns there are two quick and easy holiday patterns that are free.
Or perhaps you are more organized than I am. And now you are on the hunt for projects for next year?
Christmas Row by Row is perfect for that! Sew one row a month and be done in time for Christmas.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
It started out as just one doggie for a friend. Then snowballed into a slew of requests. Now I have more mutts than I know what to do with. 20 of my favorites have made the final cut into this pattern design.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Alright, so it was mainly because I was sewing along with my pattern testers, but I actually got some sewing done. It took me about 2 weeks to get all the blocks made and the top put together. This weekend I will be visiting with a friend who has a lovely large table we can use to baste the beast. Then I can tackle the machine quilting.
I did make a few mistakes along the way. Cannot even follow my own directions! My block #9 is facing the wrong way. I forgot I had pre-reversed the templates in the pattern sheet. Then I got excited about sewing the blocks onto each other and forgot to trim back the long trio sets of owls. I normally cut my applique bases a tad large to cover any distortion from the actual sewing of the applique. That mistake made the owls on those blocks slightly off center. While these are just imperfections only I will notice, I still kick myself for not going slower.