Friday, May 30, 2008

PQ Quilt Show 2008

I have no picture today, but I wanted to note that the Peninsula Quilters quilt show is this weekend. It is held every two years and it is at the Foster City Recreation Center at the Foster City Art & Wine Festival. The info is here. Looking forward to it!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm Back

There hasn't been much quilty action going on around here lately. Once I finished the quilt for the summer workshop, I didn't have much to work on. I may not do too much quilting over the summer, but then again I may get totally inspired and end up doing a lot. I do have this kit that I bought recently. There is quite a bit of applique in it, and although the directions sugguest fusing the shapes with a machine buttonhole around the edge, I thought I'd use the starch method of turned edge applique. I've had very good results with this method and prefer it to fusing. However, now that I've started on the first blocks (above), I'm starting to re-think my decision. Those pears are only a few inches tall and I haven't even gotten to the birds yet... I'll stay the course for now and play it by ear.

I'm looking forward to the Peninsula Quilters quilt show this weekend. I'll post details soon. And I'll try not to be such a stranger!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Women's Clothing Month

It is Women's Sewing Month over on the Sew Mama Sew! blog. I have made clothing in the past (mostly when I was much younger), and it seems like a great way to have the clothes that you really want to wear; it's getting harder and harder for me to find fashions I like. However, I have always had a problem getting them to fit right. It takes time (and money) to make something and then I would put it on and it wouldn't fit just right, so I kind of gave up on making my own clothes. But I may be coming around... Sew Mama Sew! is having a Women's Sewing Month where all posts are about making clothes. From what I've seen so far, it starts from the vey beginning, with taking your own measurements and adjusting commercial patterns to fit them. I'm getting excited about actually being able to do this. This is the same blog that had the Handmade Holidays month late last year, and also a quilting month earlier this year. There are lots of photos to help you on your way.