Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sewing with a side of Quilting

For the last two weeks I have been sewing for summer and love it.  My quilt is currently on hold while I wait for thread to arrive from Superior Threads, Kimono Silk a new favorite.  I thought I wanted to go thicker and ordered Aurifil from Hawthorne Threads but decided after it arrived I wanted thinner.  

In the meantime I am getting ready for a vacation and summer time, I"ve had enough of winter thank you. 

Here are a few items I made this week, I titled this post sewing with a side of quilting because it seems that my quilting is sneaking into my clothing. 

A Top 

A new sundress 

Shirt to go over my white tank top 

and another tote, I like them for summer and I had all these fabrics.  Each time I make one I add a little something.

This one has 3 outside pockets, inside zipper pocket, and a clip.  After reading my daughters blog Wilde in the City current obsessions - travel ideas after she had to fly to Singapore for work I added a separating zipper. I will be taking it on the plane and don't want spillage.  (as she put it things tend to scatter)

I have a couple more things to make, no hurry summer doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon. 


  1. Love the top you made where quilting snuck in! Beautiful colours. I hope you had a good trip even with getting sick in the sun!

    1. I did Audrey, thank you. Just needed a little time out of direct sun which wasn't hard once we got home, it snowed.

  2. Wow I love the pieced bodice on that dress! Very clever. Just need some sunshine now ...

    1. Thanks Hannlib, the red fabric just screamed to add more color
      I'm ready for warm weather


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