Learning to sew
Hi everyone, as I mentioned last week, I have been practicing my sewing and followed the directions carefully and learned how to make a quilted book cover!
I know, this "quilting" part isn't considered difficult quilting, but for someone like me that is learning to sew on my own, I was pleased with how it turned out.
I have a friend at work that saw this and wants me to make one for her bible. Hopefully, I can get the measurements right.
I'm more of a fabric, "collagey," "you want me to measure what?" kind of gal. LOL!
...but, now I'm kind of tempted to try another one. Maybe I'll get crazy and practice some "free motion" on the front instead of straight lines, what do you think?
I must tell you though, that my new blogging friend, Jillayne, from "A Fine Seam" www.quiltingfabrications.blogspot.com
has encouraged me, and is helping me along over the internet, to learn some basic quilting tips, and a fun project. Here in the photo, I am reading her instructions, and learning how to make a yo-yo. I've never made one of those before!
This is Fetzer thinking I should drink less wine and pay more attention to Jillayne's instructions!
One of my favorite parts to this project is the hand stitching. I find it so relaxing.
If you get a chance, you should head on over to Jillayne's blog here and see the beautiful work she does!
Finally, I am sad to tell you that the only quilting store near where I live, Nancy's Quilt Shop, is closing it's doors forever!
Everything was 50% off, so I bought some beautiful quilting bundles, but I would rather see them stick around. Of course, there's still the larger craft places to buy fabric, but the quilting shops are so different and fun.
This has been a long & stressful work week for me and I feel like I haven't had much time to get caught up on blogging or creating, so I'm looking forward to the weekend, where hopefully I'll have a bit more time to play.
Hope you're looking forward to a fun and eventful weekend too!