Monday, July 15, 2013

#11 So Tempted to Start More Projects.....

I have been reading so many Blogs and they are so good! So much information out there and so many projects to try!! Like the QAL at Happy Quilting Melissa's blog            
and Sew Mama Sew, has the Modern BOM 2, and a Sewing Match contest,
  also Craftsy just sent me info on a  Mystery Quilt, taught by Amy Gibson....and that is just the ones I've noticed in the last few days!
Ok so let's be honest, well I mean me, lol!! I signed up for the first project the Sewing Match is doing, design your own A Line Skirt, through Craftsy, it was half price, and I am hoping  I will be able to master a pattern!! The nice thing with the Craftsy classes, I don't have to start until I want to, once you purchase a class ( and there are some for free) it is always available to you. So no pressure!!
I also signed up for the Amy Gibson, Mystery Quilt!! I couldn't help myself, a mystery...using Amy Butler's Belle line, top fabric included in the class price (US and Canada only) and 35% off!! Can't wait for the fabric to arrive, class starts Aug 1. (stand alone class will be available for purchase around or on Aug 1, for outside the above mentioned areas) I feel like a comericial... but this is just info, no affiliations, I'm excited about!!

Anyway onto the WIPs:
I continue to work on the Bloom Bloom Pow, its on the design wall waiting to be sewn together!! I'd been looking at it for a few days desiding if I liked my placement, when I realised I had flowers with petals falling off!!! Somehow the gray and white got switched on one of my strip sets so 2 of my green gray combinations look like they are loosing their petals! I just laughed, and I couldn't help but think of one of the girls I follow on Instagram, whose user name is perfectionnotincluded. Perfection is over rated!! I love it! It's mine!! and now mine is unique!! ; )
I  completed blocks 22-24 of 100 of Tula Pink's City Sampler

and my top is sewn and my back is ready for the String of Pearls QAL 

Hopefully that will be finished in the next week or 2!
And lastly....I signed up at a local quilt shop for a Dress making Class!! OOh Boy! I really want to be able to make at least a dress and a skirt, being 5'10" it is hard to find cloths long enough!! I know boo hoo, I hear from my friends who are shorter, they have to shorten everything... to which I least you can remove extra material, I can't add material that isn't there! The usually agree!! ; )
So wish me luck, and if anyone out there is a clothing sewer, any helpful tips would be appreciated!!


  1. Holy schmolies, you sound just like me! LOL!! I have been wanting to learn apparel sewing, but no one around here offers classes. I even checked the LQS, and she has been asking people to offer the classes there, but she's had no takers. Bummer!

    I just signed up for Amy Gibson's new workshop too! I saw the new QAL from Melissa too, and after looking at Julie @ The Intrepid Thread's website with her fabric bundles I *really* wanted to join it... But... I just started cutting fabrics for starting a Swoon quilt so I'm not sure I want to add Melissa's QAL right now. Also, I'm dying to buy the new Simply Style Fabrics, and I just can't splurge on Amy's class, Melissa's QAL and Simply Style. *sigh* LOL

    Can't wait to see your progress on Flickr!

    1. That's so funny!!Love the Simply lines too!! I have Simply Colour waiting to find the right project for it!! (3 charm packs and some yardage) I know, I want to do it all, buy it all, but at some point my hsuband cry foul!! lol!! Oh well there is always another project and always more fabric another day!! Just have to learn to pass myself ;)

    2. Wow!! lol So many typos and missed words! Sorry, should put on my glasses!! lol

  2. I have to time my fabric deliveries by mail so my husband won't flip out...LOL!! I was browsing The Intrepid Threads shop and saying to myself, "I want that one, and that one, and that one...." Too much fabric goodness out there, not to mention all the sew alongs!

    1. Lol!! I have just been trying to avoid looking at fabric and even though I continue to read blogs I "try" to avoid making "eye contact" with anyone offering new adventures!! lol.
      Ok saying all that, have you heard of Modern Yardage? don't go there!! lol! That is where my next order is going to come from!!

  3. wow! you have lots of great projects going on. your City Sampler blocks look great, and your String of Pearls and Bloom Bloom Pow quilts rock!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    1. Thanks Kelly!! I like to keep busy, and I am so interested in learning everything about quilting!! It is so rewarding!!


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