Table Runner

Finished a table runner for my mom... just in time for fall. Good thing too since I started it way back in July. Heh. Hoping to see her soon to gift. Maybe this weekend?


Mug Rug

I finished a sweet little mug rug I made this month for an on-line swap. I'm not up to big projects yet but it was nice to revisit my sewing room for a bit.

I left the fringe of his scarf unattached for a bit of fun too.


The World of Amish Quilts

Normally I don't post book reviews here but since this one was quilting related I thought I'd pop it up here.

The World of Amish QuiltsThe World of Amish Quilts by Kenneth Pellman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed both the plethora of colorful images that were packed into this book along with the snippets of Amish culture, history and lifestyle. The latter explaining many of the choices of quilt design and color choice. In the modern quilt movement that seems to be happening these days it is inspiring to look to a group of quilts that seem to already embody much of "todays aesthetic" even if they were made over 100 years ago. Nothing is new! They are beautiful, artistic and inspiring.... now I want to go quilt.

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Fabric Friday - An Ocean of Fabric

I feel kinda bad that all I've been posting here lately is long ago fabric purchases. The reality is I haven't been sewing much the past few months since I found out I was pregnant and have been experiencing some severe morning sickness. However I'm very slowly starting to feel better and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things in the next month or so. I've set myself some goals and larger projects to finish up by the holidays so here's hoping I can get them done! I also have a few basic tutorials I've promised people I'd make and I'd like to get to those sometime in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime, yes there's more fabric I can share.

My poor sister's quilt I started over a year ago and just can't seem to get done is languishing in my sewing room. Instead of torturing myself looking at all the quilting left to do on it I thought I'd just make her another whole top (yes that's easier!) and let her take it to a long armer to have the quilting done since my poor little machine struggles with shoving a queen size quilt through the neck. So Kiki's quilt - take 2!