We’re wrapping up work in progress week today! I will admit that I conceived 2 new quilt ideas this weekend… but they’re not technically in progress yet so I think I can wait a bit to share them here. Tomorrow I’m going to debut my hide-the-basting-stitches EPP tutorial! Stay tuned it’s going to be exciting.
Today we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled complete obsession with quilts to share a few non-quilt projects. One great thing about quilting is that it teaches general sewing skills. I honestly could barely thread my machine before I made my 1st quilt. By the time I was done with my 2nd quilt, I was much more comfortable with sewing in general. I also learned hand sewing from binding my quilts and that is another valuable tool. I have used those skills to make every curtain and decorative pillow in my house, not to mention 10 or 15 quilts (I really should count sometime).
I think sewing is a really useful skill and I hope to get more people excited about it!
Now of course I take every gift opportunity and turn it into a sewing opportunity! My church put on a casual baby shower for 2 friends of mine who recently had their 2nd and 4th babies. They asked for diapers and wipes but of course I’m a rebel so I sewed something cute instead.
I decorated these little onesies using a combination of english paper piecing (EPP) and machine appliqué.
I also made these name buntings to hang behind the gift tables. I think these will be really fun hung in their nurseries or saved for future birthday parties.
Here’s another non-quilt project that I’m in the middle of:
I don’t know what possessed me to make my first bag such a challenging one! Well no, actually I do know. It was this picture on In Color Order. How cute is that?? I ordered the pattern and it hasn’t actually been too bad considering it was only my 1st ever bag and my 2nd ever zipper. I only have a few steps to go until I can use it… Assuming my husband and I can manage to get away from our kiddos for a weekend. So not likely. 🙂
Linking with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle & Thread Thursday!