Sunday, April 13, 2014

Next Project: Herringbone Quilt (WIP)

While looking at potential new sewing machines, I found an easy quilt as you go tutorial for a herringbone blanket.  These first photos show my work-in-progress.  The "quilt as you go" concept was new to me, but basically you sew the quilt pieces to the batting creating panels instead of blocks.  See the white strip poking out?  That's my batting.  Check out the tutorial by Maureen Cracknell and her flicker group to see other blankets made using the same tutorial (this pink baby version is a fav of mine).

 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sewing Reveal: Custom Bench Seat Cushion for Pottery Barn Entryway Bench

I made this bench cushion for my friend Katy who scored this Pottery Barn bench from Craig's List - and it was easier than it looks - I promise!  Her husband was redoing the finish from black to the current dark wood stain when I was over at their house.  We were chatting about their new score and  I offered to make a cushion for them with the caveat that I had never done this before.  Being as awesome as they are, they weren't scared of my sewing skills at all!