It's Wednesday, time for another update for our 'Sewlebrity' Sewalong! This week our Sewlebrity is Deanna McCool of SewMccool.
Just For Youhas two projects every month... the perfect excuse to carve out some selfish sewing time all year long!
Deanna stitched up our second project in the January chapter of Just For You, my Chevron Shrug. That's right, I designed it. And it's one of my favorite things to wear. I love layering but here in Florida it's kind of hard to stay comfortable in layers, especially in the summer. The Chevron shrug is a comfy little jacket made with striped jersey knit fabric so it's cool and comfortable all the time.
Years down the road who will remember who made that quilt? Who did they make it for? And when? You might not even remember.
Plus if you decide to show a quilt, it will definitely need a label to ensure you get it back. Quilt labels are easy to make and there are lots of different ways. It's basically a piece of fabric with information on it that is attached to the back of the quilt, usually in a bottom corner.
Time sure gets away from me! The deadline for sending quilts to QuiltCon is fast approaching so I spent time this week getting my dear little Starry Eyed baby ready to go. I wish I were going too, but that's another story that I already shared here.
Anyway, there was lots to do to make sure my quilt can be hung and will come back safe and sound.
Hello world! Last week I was invited my my friend Heather of The Sewing Loft Blog to be in the around the world blog hop. How fun! She participated in the blog hop last week here.
Heather is a huge source of inspiration for me. We have been emailing and skype-ing for I don't know how long, and we finally met in real live at Quilt Market two years ago. Every time we get the chance to connect I come away with a zillion ideas.
The bag is super simple to construct and the instructions are well thought through. I love how detailed Delia is in the directions for the welt hidden pocket and the divided pocket - lots of room to organize in this bag - hurrah! If I had not delved into the world of fabric pattern matching it would have been finished within a couple of hours - cutting included.
It's a new year, time for new WIPs right? I don't feel bad about building up a huge pile of works-in-progress because I imagine someday I'm going to be really bored with nothing to do and no more fabric to sew with, and then I'll be so grateful for a pile of things to work on, right? LOL, sometimes my jokes really make me laugh.