Flock of Triangles Quilt
I'm getting a little deeper into the quilt process. I've spent a few evenings (well, for what little time I can handle in my sweltering, AC-free, craft room) cutting out squares and triangles for my quilt. I keep reminding myself that the extra care I put into making the pieces perfect will pay off later.
After cutting, I started a little excel chart indicating placement of all the triangles.
Then, assigned each fabric a number.
FINALLY, I can start sewing!!
Hip, Bad Ass Dress
I also got some fabric for this dress, too. I've been following Vogue 8280 (thanks again for the tip, Veronique!) loosely and felt like the dress was gonna be my greatest sewing project to date until I reached the sleeves (okay, I won't lie. Those flanges were a real bitch, too). Anyway, I made some minor tweaks to the sleeves (maybe they could be consider major - I did fully eliminate a pattern piece), and somehow the dress resembles more of a Colonial Williamsburg costume than my hip, coolest dress ever.
Hi, I like poufy sleeves. Civil War Reenactments this way.
Rest assured, there will be plenty more tweaking in the sleeve dept. Moving on - what do you think about the fabric? Too risky? I'm a fashion risk taker (or so I flatter myself), but something that elicits pointing and snickering is a different story. I just couldn't pass up the sparrow fabric.
And to keep consistent wtih the blog's title, here's a little knitting for you... Cherry!
I'm up to the armpits on this one and it's flying by. When it actually gets pulled out, that is.
Pretty tubular caston
If you're still reading this, hope everyone is enjoying these last few weeks of summer. I know in CT night's coming earlier and it's dark when I wake up for my morning run.