March 27, 2008

My First Quilt - a work in progress
It appears as though I have successfully completed two rows of my first quilt. I've had a great time working on this project and I've really learned a lot about sewing. I'm pleased with my fabric selection, the squares seem to be complementing each other quite nicely. So far, so good.

March 23, 2008

Today I assumed the role of "lovely assistant" and helped Jon with his silk screening project. He is making some great t-shirts for his friends.

March 04, 2008


While several family members and close friends are busy preparing their nurseries, I’ve been busy preparing my sewing area. Perhaps the recent frogging of a pair of socks and beret are to blame for my lack of knitting mojo. That, coupled with four babies just around the corner, and I don’t know if I have it in me to knit fast enough! I’ve been eager to get better acquainted with my sewing machine – the time is now!

I’ve decided to make eight Simple Bibs from Amy Karol’s book, “Bend-The-Rules Sewing”. There are some inspiring patterns in this book, and it isn’t intimidating. I’ve selected some fabrics that I hope will match the personalities of the mothers and fathers to-be.

Tonight I am taking my first sewing lesson. The tips acquired from hands-on learning are so valuable to me. I’ve never had much interest in making quilts, but my first project is a lap quilt and I’m very excited. I’ve selected three fabrics for the project, two of which are batiks.
Though I’ve been a professional graphic designer for many years, selecting fabrics is a whole new world. Colors, patterns and textures that I once thought would compliment each other suddenly don’t, and vise versa. It is fascinating!