A friend asked me to make a wool skirt for her on commission. She bought the fabric (a worsted wool, I believe) and I provided the pattern. The one she picked for this skirt was a very old pattern: a Simplicity pattern from 1981.Share on Facebook
Since an unexpected amount of snow fell in our area this afternoon, causing us to think that a nice layer of ice would cover our roads by this evening, we decided to forego our Groupon date afternoon and stay in. My husband said I was looking on the bright-side, as I mused about being able to finish his shirt tonight (as well as finishing watching the entire series of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix). But I did! And he seems pretty happy about it:Share on Facebook
Sunday, I made a muslin of a skirt for a friend. That took about three hours of cutting and sewing time to get done. Since I felt so accomplished, I started on Richard’s striped, black shirt.
A while ago, I found a beautiful, nay, sexy black shirting with white and silver pinstripes online from Mood Fabrics. I showed it to Richard, and he approved of it.Share on Facebook
This is the first “full-size” non-letter block I’ve done for the “U is for Unicorn” quilt. I went out on a limb here with my color choices. Black and white weren’t being used a whole lot in the quilt, probably because I avoided the black-on-black look. But mom did a great job using contrasting thread colors for the satin-stitching, so it really “pops”. The center of the flowers in the middle are several gold French knots.Share on Facebook
When I got together with my parents for lunch last week, mom delivered a couple more blocks that were completed:Share on Facebook
I was so excited when I came home and found a 8 lb package sitting on my front porch: the pirate fat quarters I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop arrived! I honestly don’t know when I’ll get around to assembling it, since I have a couple projects awaiting completion (and starting, for some) in queue, but I’m still so happy it’s here, and I got it on sale!
And from this, I’ll make the Variable Star quilt that was featured in a 2007 issue of Fons & Porter:Share on Facebook