Wednesday, May 15, 2013

it's the weather

Haven't been blogging much... you can blame that on the beautiful weather we've been having.  I've been outside watering my flowers and planting some of my garden.  We even spent the afternoon outside on Monday and played in the pool!  
Anyway, here's a blog post... who knows when the next one will come!

I spent weeks making a tutorial for this pillow and an a few days it's posted and a giveaway is won.
ps. love the table top my husband made for me!  I sure do.

I never realized how much work goes into making tutorials.  I will never take tutorials for granted again.  

Right now, I'm working on a pillow cover for The Pillow Talk {Swap}.  I was having a bit of trouble choosing what to make for my partner as she likes low volume fabrics and I still don't have much of an idea of what constitutes low volume.  
My partner also seems to like stars and Dresden plates, but there is no way I'm going to tackle a Dresden plate now. For some odd reason, they kind of scare me.
Instead, I chose something different.  Much different.  I stalked my partner and found she likes the Catherineholm lotus design.  

After much searching, I couldn't find a pattern for sewing it up.  So I made a paper pieced pattern using a free download program called Quilt Assistant.  It's not exactly symmetrical, but you can't tell from looking at it.

Just have two left to make and then I have a whole.  Then I have to find a way to make the blue round and then I will square it off with some, what I think are, low volume prints. Just hope she likes the graphic design of this pillow.  Wish me luck!

I'm also busy finishing off some orders for dresses.  Here's a Maxi Dress with a double ruffle.  Little D is a size 4, and she's modelling a size 3 here, so it's a bit short.  She also insisted on holding these silk flowers she found.

And you know what?  After I spent some time designing this dress and figuring out measurements, Violette Threads comes out with a similar pattern. 

Only differences are the flutter straps and their bodice is squares whereas mine is rounded.  

Great minds think alike I guess.

Last thing.
If you are Canadian and you're interested in swapping fat eighths with some other Canadians, I started a Flickr group for us called F8 Swap Canadian Edition. It's the first swap I've organized, but since it's not large, only 8 swappers to a group, I think it might be a good place to start. 
Wanna join us?


  1. The Lotus is going to be lovely! It looks great with that blue background.

  2. Love your pillows. The dress and the model are very cute! I could do a swap, it would be my first one too!

  3. Really like the lotus block.