Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fabric ATCs

Well, life with a new baby and three boys has been very busy this year. I wanted to try something that I could accomplish easily in a couple of hours or less. Fabric ATCs(Artist's Trading Cards) seemed just the thing. I joined a group on Yahoo and immediately signed up for a major swap. I've got to make 10 of these little 2.5 X 3.5 inch mini quilts. I finally found inspiration in my home state of Vermont and have been churning them out reasonably fast ever since.

I've never really done any art quilting, but I really liked the stretch. I definitely think I'll be doing more of these. I've tried my hand at beading, embroidery and applique.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Volunteer Sewing and Family Pics

I'm hemming scarves for my sons' music teacher. In true Heather fashion I heard sewing and signed up without knowing exactly what I was going to have to do. Turns out that she needs this really sheer fabric hemmed. Well, I panicked a little bit, but then decided to go to my local Bernina shop and sure enough they have a foot for exactly that purpose. It's called the Roll and Shell Hemmer. It worked out quite nicely and the hem looks pretty professional, still working on the corners though.

Thought I'd also share some family photos, we had our portraits done at JCPenny this last weekend. I found out that it's nearly impossible for all six of us to face the same way and smile at the same time. I like that they aren't perfect though, it shows everyone's personality.

Check them out here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One block is better than none

A wonky log cabin, I really like the freedom of the block, we're doing a round robin/swap in my quilt group, and I think I'm going to request wonky log cabins in this color way.

And I just had to add a photo of little Ava, hard to believe how big she's getting!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Connecting Threads Custom Kit

There's a contest at Connecting Threads promoting their new Kit Builder feature. It's actually quite fun trying different combinations of fabric. One of my designs is here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Busy With Baby

It's amazing how someone so small can make such a big impact on a family

I haven't done much sewing since little Ava Jane arrived on December 14th. Life has been so crazy with a tiny baby with her own crazy schedule.

I got a Bernina 330 for Christmas from my husband and it's been sitting in my sewing room quite lonely for the most part. I'll get to it all in due time though, Ava will only be so little once, and the sewing and fabric will wait until there's more time.