A busy day of sewing

Whew – it’s 11 p.m. and I just filled up my coffee cup for a coffee break and a little treat.  I’ve been busy sewing since about lunch time – watched 4 or 5 different movies (well mostly listened to them) and my Wisconsin fabric project is ready to have the binding added!   Here’s a portion of it – it’s sort of hanging off  the table – all quilted.

007I made it a smaller wall hanging size  – two rows shorter than the layout I originally drew for the baby quilt design.

When finished, it will probably go into the pile for the quilt sale – co-workers have been asking when the next “Denise has too many quilts piled around her house” sale will be.  LOL  I haven’t had one for a while since I haven’t had a lot of quilting time but there is a growing stack.

So now to take out the rest of the pins and trim some threads.  The binding is already made and waiting – half the length of the binding is a red print and the other half the honey bee print since I was just working with fat quarters – which I think will look nice.



Pattern testing

crssingpthsNot that I don’t have many sewing projects waiting for me in my sewing room that I have to find something new to start on, but since I can’t start on my Camp Loopy fabric project 2 until July 1, I think this weekend I may do a test run of the pattern design I plan to use for Camp.  It’s a super easy pattern and will be great for projects where you might have larger print fabrics you don’t really want to cut up into smaller pieces or strips because their beauty would be lost or for themed fabrics – like all hunting and fishing prints for a guy,  baby prints, a garden quilt — all fruits and veggies or larger flower prints, etc.

Here’s the design again – the color placement is just arbitrary in that coloring – and for my test run, I have some Wisconsin Shop Hop fabrics.  I just happened into my local quilt shop earlier this month and didn’t realize there was a shop hop running most of June, but picked up some of the Wisconsin fabrics.


Here’s some of them   – that were put into a fat quarter pack — the red print on the right is of course is the state bird the robin, the sort of murky green is one of my favorites – it has little honeybees, the state insect, flying around.  And there’s the cancellation postal stamps print.


These were also with the group and I bought an extra FQ of the ones with the Wisconsin photos on it.  I’ll have to see what I have I the stash to go with these for background.  So if I every get off the computer and dressed and do a few cleaning chores done – I may get to cutting this project out and started so that when I go to do my version of it for Camp Loopy, I’ll have everything written down so it will be easy to get going on it.