Monday, June 29, 2009


These are a couple blocks of the Pokemon quilt I'm working on for Alex, my 9 year old. I purchased all the appliques on eBay, which saved me a lot of time. Each block is a pebbled gray fabric, the rest of the quilt will be black. I think I'll do the hand quilting in black as well. The appliques were ironed on to the fabric and then I'm going back and hand stitching the appliques to the fabric for longevity. Of the 35 blocks, I have 3 more to stitch - then I can start putting the pieces of the quilt together.

This is the raw version of a new item I'm working on for my Etsy shop. She's a Pretty Lady VooDoo Doll Pincushion. She's made of scraps that I have on hand. Her insides are even scraps - some fleece spaghetti I made using an Olfa cutter. Worked better than I expected. I need to sew up the opening in her leg, add eyes, hair and an apron. If she looks a bit like a gingerbread man, it's because I used a huge cookie cutter as the template for her body. She's about 8" tall.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Excited About Projects

I'm very excited about upcoming projects. I have so much on the table right now. These are my current projects (all in some form of completion):

Pokemon quilt for my 9 year old son
3-4 XL quilt blocks for Etsy Banner project
Batik charm swap quilt
9 purses from upholstery scraps purchased on Etsy last week
3-4 purses from upholstery scraps purchased from a different Etsy seller last week
pincushion design as new shop item
purses for sister-in-law and sister per request

I really need to finish my son's quilt, but how do I justify time away from projects that end up in my Etsy shop for sale?

Once I figure out how to post photos, I'll put up some pics of these projects in the works.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Welcome to My First Blog

Well, this is a first for me. Never done any blogging and don't know what the heck I'm doing. I'm a sewer and quilter who sells through Here's a link to my shop:

I've been on Etsy for about a month and I'm having more fun than I've had in years. I'm a member of the following street teams:

Quilts and Heirlooms
Etsy for Autism

TheQuiltsy street team is by far the most active. I've been with this group for just a couple weeks and already I feel like I'm among friends. I've entered a batik charm swap and I'm currently waiting for the deadline to pass (early July) so I can receive the mixed-up 100 batik charms in exchange, which everyone is then challenged to make a quilt out of. I can't wait...I purchased some suiting fabric (the type of fabric that men's suits are made of) in a dark gray and plan to use that as a background for the gorgeous batiks in hopes it will make their bright colors pop. I've already made a purse out of the suiting fabric and some of the batik fabric I had leftover from cutting my charms. This purse will be listed on Etsy in the next day or so, along with some fabric coasters and wristlet keychains I've made in the last few days.

Well, off for now...