Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stitching up a storm?

I'm taking a quick moment to check in with you, because there's a wonderful stack of projects cut and waiting to be sewn into gifts.  Yes, I'm spending some quality time with my sewing machine every evening. Yay! 
 There's also been some time sewing Julianna's fantastic (and free!) paper piecing patterns from her
 It's official.  I am now in love with paper piecing.  Seriously.  How could I not be?  Just check out the latest block I finished...
Let it snow!

and try to talk me out of sewing more of these awesome snowflake blocks! ;o)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Is it a forest yet?

I'm referring to the Christmas tree blocks I have stitched using Julianna's fantastic paper piecing pattern from her Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL.   I've been totally smitten with making trees using her fun pattern!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I think he'll like it

Near the beginning of the year, I made a gift (this kit bag) , for a special young man.  Surprised by the lack of masculine fabrics in my stash at the time, I started gathering manly fabric for future gift making for guys.  This week, I dipped into some of those 'stached  fabrics to stitch up a new version of the kit bag as a gift.
A simple zip top bag design is great for organizing toiletries... and makes a perfect gift idea for guys or gals - it's all in the fabric choices!
The two main fabrics are from Michael Miller's Urbanista collection.  I especially love the mustache print. :o)

   Piping adds great structure to the finish and looks sharp in this Amy Butler print.

I've got some more mustache themed ideas as additional gifts, as this is only the start on gift making for the guys on my sewing list.  Now to stitch up a couple of more of these kit bags and some flannel lounge pants.  How's your gift making going?
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