Wednesday, October 2, 2013

W.i.P Wednesday: The Return to Sewing

It's a little scary that we've already rolled in to October.  This week I finally feel like things have gotten back to normal and we are settled back into a routine.  The kids are in school and actually going full weeks, nobody is traveling or sick, my machine is fixed.  I know, I'm totally asking for a bitch slap from life:-)  Anyway, I took advantage of this quiet time to get back in my studio and do some sewing...

Last week's Selfish Sewing really got the creative juices stirring so I decided it was finally time to use this awesome Valori Wells Novella rayon to make a Washi dress.  Thanks to imagine gnats and Made with Moxie for hosting this super fun event!!!

I also got to work on my Perfect Quilted tote bag from Elizabeth Hartman's fabulous class at the Philly Sew Down.  I was afraid this project was cursed!  I was having a horrible time quilting on the machines they provided at Sew Down.  What can I say, I'm a Bernina girl;-)   Maybe it was a subconscious thing but then I somehow lost the panel I had completed.  I think it decided to stay in NYC.  So I started over...

I forget how tedious straight line quilting really is but hopefully now I'm on a roll and all these works in progress will turn in to finishes!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
See who else is sewing at this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)


  1. Yay! I love selfish sewing! And I love the start of your tote. It's going to be awesome! :)

  2. Love that washi dress. The print looks so cute!

    The fabrics for Tote are looking great! I know the straight line quilting takes longer, or I would say using walking foot takes longer than free-motion quilting it. But the results are definitely better using the walking foot.
    Can't wait to see them all completed.

  3. That washi dress is fabulous! Can't wait to see how your quilted panels shape out - you've got some great scraps working there!

  4. How fabulous! I can't wait to see the dress in person!

  5. Great fabric combination! Loving the pink!

  6. That dess is going to be lovely! And those qayg blocks are going to make a great bag!

  7. Can't wait to see your new Washi dress! Sorry u lost your bag panel but I know you'll be happier on your Bernina!