Next month I'll try my best to do a mid-month review because, boy to I have a lot of pictures and things to say for this post:) So far the year has started off great! Justin finally found use the perfect new family car, my new to me "Fozzie" ^^^^. I love her and it's been so nice to be able to just go when we want or need to after all the car trouble and months of no car at all that we dealt with in 2013. That by it's self is enough to celebrate!
wiksten tank dress. I've already worn the heck out of this one, I love it so much. The burgundy fabric is a poly I found at the thrift store and the trim is left over charcoal knit from my fair isle meridian cardi. It makes a beautiful combo as a jumper over a tee or collared shirt and it's a great pattern for a garment beginner (this gal right here!)
Stash bee was such a success! This is the Tonganoxie Nine Patch that Kat our queen bee for the month and hive momma requested. I was totally inspired by the dark teal she had included in her sample fabrics so I have to say the darker block is my favorite, but I think they both came out super cute. All the blocks by my hive mates have been awesome as well, so I'm super pleased with my group and am looking forward to my turn in September. I'm glad I have a while to decide on what I'll have them make for me, so many ideas are going on in my head.
brazenlisa who was totally awesome enough to hook everyone up! We'll be working out of the book Modern Bee By Lindsay Conner for this one. High 5 to all my Hive 5 ladies if you happen to stop by ;) the last two days of being thrown together and "meeting" you all has been great and I'm super excited to get to know you all and work together on this awesome bee.
Sarah had gotten in this awesome tribal knit a few weeks ago. I think I showed up the very next day to get some for these leggings (my second handmade pair!). It's a bit of a slinky Lycra knit so they are really soft against the skin and super comfy. With our weather here being so up and down this winter, all my legging have been getting a daily work out in the "heather fashion" department ;)
Quiet play's FPP BOM again, it's kitchen themed (yay!) January's block came out so cute! which came first the chicken or the egg? harharhar. In this case the egg since that was the part I started with:)
Pile'o Fabric's skill builder 2014 BOM . This one is set up more like a class and so far I'm really digging her platform. We will also be doing quilt as you go on these blocks which I'm super interested to learn since I sew on a smaller machine and I do enjoy quilting my projects myself. These are the first two blocks of the series. I'm pretty stoked to be working with that blue and white cabana stripe I got from Sarah in this quilt, she's had it in the shop for ages and I've been in love, but had no idea what to do with it. Now I do <3
Kristy does it again! This time she's tackling the characters of Lego Marvel and I was lucky enough to test her new Iron man pattern! Since I could choose which pattern to test, I let Coleman do the picking. I was a little surprised he picked Iron Man, I thought he would pick spider man since he likes the show and his fav jammies are his spidey jams. I'm still not sure if he even really knows who Iron Man is, but the boy's love for robots trumps spider man I guess and for all intents and purposes Iron Man is a Robot. Any-who this beauty is destined to be a pillow cover as per the littles request. this block finished at 10 1/2" so I've got some borders to add before he's finished. i'll either make him a 16 or 18" throw cover I think.
P.S. How awesome is that marvel license fabric? I really hate license fabrics, I always think they're so cheesy. This one not so much, I'm tempted to get more and make the boy a throw to go with his pillow with the rest of the characters once the patterns are released. Like I need another project!
dear stella's take a hike line in flannel and some flannel shirting fabrics in various campy plaids. I decided this was the perfect project to try out Liz of Lady Harvatine's (I totally have a quilty crush on her) Log pyramid tutorial which has fascinate me for months. I think in the end I'll call this quilt "Merit Badge" since the the theme of the fabrics and the pyramid blocks remind me of the badges I earned as a scout. I told Coleman he was a lucky duck since this may be the cuddliest quilt I've ever made, everything is just so soft!
Since I took this picture I've gotten the first round of logs onto the first half of my centers. These are pretty time consuming but so far I absolutely love the way they are turning out, I can't wait to share more progress as I go:)
January 2014 really has been a month to remember. I've made some new friends, I got a new car, I was able to bring Joy to the people I love. It was good :) bring on February!