post-weekend fabric + pattern giveaway.

It’s Monday, and time for a giveaway…

 

Roll of Robert Kaufman Fusions strips

 

plus

sessoms quilt pattern by carolyn friedlander

equals

sessoms throw at quilt market featuring Robert Kaufman fabric

Check out the Sessoms sample from Quilt Market that was made up by the team at Robert Kaufman using their latest fusions collection. I think it turned out great! I also loved finding Allie (above) completely swaddled up in it when I came back with my camera. Quilts are made to be loved.

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And here is a close-up of the quilting by the talented Angela Walters. Her interpretation is great, and I enjoyed reading about her strategy here. The wavy lines remind me of the insulation hatch in architecture drawings. Anyone else see that?

Robert Kaufman Fusions on Sessoms throw by carolyn friedlander

To giveaway, I’ve got a fat roll of 2-1/2″ fusions strips (51 to be exact) and 1 copy of my Sessoms throw quilt pattern. That will put you well on your way to making your very own version.

Leave a comment below between now and Thursday at midnight to win.

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weekend sewing success.

 

I love it when a sewing project works out, and lately I feel like I’ve been mostly striking out. So finally, a success. How sweet it is.

 

floral blouse

Here’s the pattern, which I adapted into a blouse.

jamie christina miz mozelle dress pattern

The translation wasn’t difficult. I started with a muslin version to test the fit and for placing the darts that I added to the front and back. I also lengthened the bodice and curved the hemline. When I got all of that to work, I updated the pattern pieces, said a prayer, and cut it out. The prayer was because I only had 1 yard of fabric. And guess what, it worked!* And that even included making the bias tape to match! I was stoked.     (*I am kinda short. 1 yard may not work for all sizes.)

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I’ll be making this one again.

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plugging back in.

quilts riding shotgun

quilts riding shotgun

It feels great to be back home, finally. My trip to Quilt Market was a wonderful adventure and only being able to work from an ipad was a great excuse to unplug a little bit, which I love. I continued my digital hiatus by spending the weekend unloading, unpacking, re-organizing, cleaning, and generally trying to get life back in order. I’m making progress. As a goal today, I’m facing the computer screen and my inbox, which doesn’t feel so bad since I’ve given myself some space from it. I kind of make these deals to myself. If I do this much of X, then I can do some of Y. Most recently Y is clothes sewing and the single girl. Remember this weekend project I started recently? I’ve finally got an update.

 

single girl update

 

Also, I have been getting ready for the follow-ups and the long list of thank-yous — more non-digital tasks that I enjoy. I’ve got a big stack of stamped stationery just waiting for the right sentiments.

 

art quilt stamped cards

 

Happy Memorial Day.

 

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