Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday Sewing

Do you sew everyday?

I try my best to make sure to sew something daily but when that plan fails, I always sew on Saturday. The normal running around and tasks of weekday life sew down slightly on Saturday and Sunday to the point that I can ignore most of the noise and focus on creativity!

This week I added in the reorganization of my Go-Go Studio into the mix of crazy!  I am adding in a proper desk for my laptop and printer.  I have never had a proper office space to take care of business.  I am set excited to have a dedicated space to help keep me organized and make it so I am not running all over the place to get things done!

That means moving EVERYTHING!

I moved the big mirror out and replaced it with this IKEA shelf and my favorite painters ladder.



I will have more photos sometime next week for more updates.  My daughter has agreed to helping me out today with fabric organization. I have to act fast to take advantage of her offer!  I need all the help I can get!


Meanwhile, here are some of the things I made the past few days.

This one is for World Book Day and the pattern is FREE by Kate Basti and the link for the pattern is available through a link on her Instagram feed here.

This one is made with Heather Ross Mendocino, the selvedge is from Lightening Bugs and other Mysteries.  I was going for a Reader's Digest book look!  The pages are an up cycled shirt!  Mix your fabrics up and have fun!

This block was paper pieced using +Aurifil 50 wt thread.





The newest addition to my Economy Blocks has a fussy cut from Sharon Holland Designs for +Art Gallery Fabrics! It is surrounded by +Liberty London ( of course).

And speaking of fussy cut fabric, I received the most lovely parcel from +Blair Stocker, Wise Craft Handmade!  Inside was this gorgeous up cycled pincushion, a sweet note and some fussy cut squares that I do not already have in my stash!

OMG!  So wonderful! Thank you so much Blair, I LOVE everything!



Blair has a new book called Wise Craft Quilts!  Her quilts are made with my favorite fabrics...UPCYCLED textiles!

"I am so excited to share my newest book with you! Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide To Turning Beloved Fabrics into Personal Patchwork is a primer for making the quilts for that celebrate our family, memories, and special moments in our lives. Of all the quilts I have made, the ones that were made from special pieces- a loved ones’ clothing, a favorite vintage fabric, a lush floral print that reminded me of my grandmother- are the ones that I truly cherish. The memories they evoke, and the stories they tell, become quilts that have souls. These quilts are meant to be out in our homes and used every day. To make us smile and keep us warm, literally and metaphorically. I wrote a little blog postabout the beginning seeds of this book.
The pages include 21 unique projects made with vintage, upcycled, and collected fabrics. The projects are specifically designed to showcase these fabrics, and are geared towards both the first-time quilter, as well as the seasoned quilter looking for new inspiration. All the projects are beautifully photographed by Stephanie Congdon Barnes of 3191, with a forward written by Denyse Schmidt. The pages of this book were made with love, and I hope you love it!"


If you are looking for a place to start with making with up cycled, this is a great place to start! You can learn more about Blair's books ( there is more than one) by visiting here.

Hope you are having a FABULOUS Saturday!

4 comments:

MoeWest said...

Thanks so much for making me aware of the Tall Tales quilt block by Kate Basti. It will be perfect as a label block for a quilt that I'm making for my husband using 'writers' fabrics such as typewriters and typewriter keys, text fabrics etc.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Kim! How great you got new desk! It's always so nice to get new look and practical, beautiful sewing space. I love the book block! I have had so long time in my mind some kind of book quilt and now it has cleared up some how. Hope to start soon. Have a lovely Sunday! x Teje

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Thanks for sharing a new book I need to read. Enjoy the new desk.

Linda said...

Thank you for introducing me to Wise crafts quilts!

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