Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Productive Three Day Weekend

Since I finished TWO quilts in February, I felt completely justified in starting a new one.

Sunday morning before Church, I set about turning this pile of batiks...

...into the quilt I wanted to make from A Quilter's Mixology.

I decided to mix it up a bit and use warm colors for the petals and cool colors for the background.

I'm not convinced it is going to turn out the way I envisioned, but it will be something bright and different and I'm going full steam ahead. If I don't like it at the end, I'm sure I can find a nice home for it somewhere but I suspect it will look amazing when it is all put together. I might make this my Winter Quilt - bring a little summer into my winter!

On Monday before the sewing group, I found time to embroider Jack's shirt.

This was not as easy as my Craftsy class made it look but I'm hopeful that with a little more practice, I can get things lined up properly. It is not easy to get a heavy shirt to stay put on a small barely sticky stabilizer. 

In other news, we now have a quilt on our living room wall! And yes, that is my scrap basket and my very messy sewing room in the background. Its overflowing into the hallway. The only solution I've come up with so far is to just keep making stuff as fast as possible to get it out of the sewing room.

Lastly, Library Kittens is coming along quite nicely.

Okay, I think that's everything so far. More to come soon!


  1. beautiful fabric, love the colors

  2. That certainly is a pretty pattern with lovely colours.

  3. Very colourful - I love that Quilters Mixology and am hoping to make the lanterns from it!

  4. All are very lovely Kaelyn.


  5. Lol, Love the solution to just keep making stuff to get the overflow cleaned up.

  6. So...I should probably get moving :) I really don't know how you get so much done every day. lol

  7. Wow you got lots done! Love the colours in your new quilt looking forward to seeing it comes together. Your stitching on kittens looks great as well.