Sunday, April 12, 2015

I've been sewing and a winner

Half Moon Needle Case

First up, thank you all for sharing your retreat experiences with me for the give away of the digital copy of Krista Hennebury's book Make It, Take It. Mr. Random Number Generator picked Barbara (Mom C) as the lucky winner - congratulations Barbara! She and her sisters are planning a sewing retreat this summer, so they will be able to make good use of this book.

If you didn't win, you still have time to enter the draws to win digital versions of this fantastic book at the end of the blog hop, the stops are:
  • Friday, April 3 Blog hop kick-off: Krista at Poppyprint
  • Wednesday, April 8: Martingale Inc. at Stitch this! (check out their Rainbow Round the Cabin staff party!)
A Brass Ring Pillow in progress

I am so happy to be able to share some work in progress here for a change. Yesterday I began a whole new project - I am making the Brass Ring Pillow from Heidi Staples' new book, Sew Organized for the Busy Girl. It was so fun to just pull fabrics and play.

I also have to say having a design wall butting right up to your sewing table sure comes in handy when working with a 49 piece block. I rearranged the pieces a few times before I began sewing them.

A Brass Ring Pillow in progress

I planned out the back for this project before I even cut the fabric - which is not how I normally work. I was able to cut strips as I cut squares for the HSTs, what a concept to be that organized.

A Brass Ring Pillow in progress

I got as far as piecing the front and back of the pillow, and I will be able to start the quilting this week, maybe even today and be finished well in time for my stop on the blog hop on April 20. Here is the schedule, and I encourage you to both check out this wonderful book and the blog hop (past and forward), where, every Monday, each person will be sharing a project they made from the book.

March 30 - Lynne of Lily's Quilts (Tour Kickoff & Book Giveaway!)
April 6 -      Jodi of Tales of Cloth & Angela of Cut to Pieces
April 13 -     Lindsay of Craft Buds & Debbie of A Quilter's Table
April 20 -    Leanne of She Can Quilt (that's me)
April 27 -    Fat Quarter Shop
May 4 -      Erin of Why Not Sew?
May 11 -      Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts
May 18 -     Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade
May 25 -    Lucy of Charm About You
June 1 -       Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
June 8 -      Becca of Bryan House Quilts
June 15 -     Beth of Plum & June
June 22 -    Jessica of Quilty Habit
June 29 -    Caroline of Sew Can She
July 6 -       Heidi of Fabric Mutt (Tour Wrap!)

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Also, I'm finishing my Q2 Finish Along planning list today, and if you have not yet done so, hope you are enjoying your weekend.




Lucy | Charm About You said...

Oh Leanne that is going to be stunning!! Totally gorgeous mix of fabrics!

Kirsten said...

The pillow you are making looks beautiful! Arizona is one of my favourite ranges and I love the other prints you have mixed in with it!

Debbie said...

Beautiful pillow! Love that you are cutting for the back at the same time!

Carla said...

When inspiration strikes, may as well run with it ; ) beautiful work

Nicky said...

Great idea to make front and back at the same time. Will look gorgeous

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

I love your block!

pennydog said...

Oh this is very different from your usual style, sometimes its refreshing and re-energising to follow someone else's pattern, don't you think? Looking forward to the finish, it's coming along great!

elle said...

I'm starting to really get into pillows so this just perfect!!!