A couple weeks ago I told you about my plans to make a king sized quilt for my bed this year, plus I invited anyone else who is sewing a king sized quilt to do it along with me!
I've made progress since then - have you?
Lots of cutting...
Some creasing and sewing...
And then more cutting, sewing, and a whole lot of pressing later... I've got some pieces up on my quilt design wall!
This is the pattern I'm using. It's Kimberly Einmo's Chain Saw quilt from her Craftsy Class Magical Jelly Roll Quilts.
I decided to make 16 chain saw blocks instead of 9 because I want the quilt to be at least 100'' square.
But now, I'm wondering if I really want the dark and pieced borders. I think maybe I'll keep it simple and just use bigger sashing strips than she did and borders that match my background fabric. What do you think?
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sarah told me this could be done, so I got out a pile of scraps and played around until I did it... a snappy pouch with a tape measure closure (yes, you're gonna cut up a metal tape measure)! I love this cute little pouch because it keeps your coins in like a zipper pouch, but it doesn't have a zipper. I now have 'orders' from all my kids to make them one - they don't want my practice versions.
Ya'll know I love to sew potholders. It's the perfect way to use up fabric and batting scraps. And to practice quilting. Plus when you're done you have a beautiful and useful item. Sometimes I give them away and (I admit) a lot of the time I keep them for myself. Having a cute potholder makes cooking bearable for me. Why only bearable? Because I'd much rather be sewing. :)
Today’s Friday Spotlight is this custom duffle that is a smaller size bag that works great for kids!
Wow! Can I tell you how amazed (and happy!) I am that so many of you want to sew up this little case for crochet hooks? But really, you can make this fold over case to fit so many different items that I didn't want to limit you.
Introducing the Easy Ruffle Shrug! This pattern belongs to me, I once sold it as a .pdf pattern, but now I'm offering it to my SewCanShe readers as a free download from my Craftsy Shop.
Read on to see my girls' Easter outfits.
You know what that means, there is something new today at This Little Light.
The third Tuesday (like today), is when new journaling pages and other printable are released so members of my sewing support circle can keep on planning, journaling, and more.
I'm so excited to show you the classic quilt blocks that I've been working on for July. As soon as Blend sent me this fabric, I knew that I would make the sailboat quilt block. Isn't it perfect?
In case you are catching this blog series for the first time, we're spending a year making gorgeous quilt blocks using the classic patterns and fresh modern fabrics from Anna Griffin and Blend Fabrics! So far we've made the Dutchman's Puzzle Block, the Churn Dash Block, the Friendship Star, and the Snowball and Nine Patch blocks together!
I have been wanting to sew something like this for so long! I guess I'm just really lucky that you voted for it for our March Un-Tutorials project. I'm not sure where this style of boxy tote came from, but it sure is cute, isn't it?
Finish your Chubby Lunch Tote.