Thursday, September 27, 2012

Custom Work

I am still working on a commission quilt order from Etsy.  I decided to go with the link shape I drafted, in spite of the precision curved piecing.  I love that no pin method.  You know, it really isn't hard.  It also helps that the blocks are large and the design only calls for a handful with lots of negative space.
The quilt is about twin sized, so I used every basting pin I had!
Now all the negative space is getting some free motion quilting.  I've been at it for a while, and I think it'll take a few more days to complete.  I'm hoping to get this finished soon.
I seem to have fallen down the social media rabbit hole into Instagram.  It is a lot of like Flickr meets Twitter - a fun, quick way to share photos.  If you're a fellow Instagram user, find me @teaginny and let me know how to find you!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Advent Calendar Class

I'll be teaching the Advent Activity Calendar pattern by Empty Bobbin Sewing at Bon Bon Atelier in Westport, October 13 and 27.  If you haven't been to this cute boutique, you have been missing out on a unique, local shop.  They have great fabrics, as well as gift items and yarn.  We'll be meeting in their classroom space.  And it is the perfect time of year for this project - you will be able to get it done in time to hang it up December 1st. Sign up for the class online here
I'll be sewing along with you.  I'm making a calendar for my sweet nephew whose mommy requested traditional Christmas colors.  It's going to be a lot of fun!

Monday, September 10, 2012


I've been sketching and pattern drafting for the beginnings of a commissioned quilt.  A lovely etsy customer asked me to make a quilt for her bedroom that is funky and original with a nod to the traditional art form.  All I need to do is be sure the colors fit into her space.  Talk about an offer I couldn't refuse, not to mention that I have a soft spot for chocolate, cream, and ice blue (Kona chocolate, Kona snow, and Kona Lake).
I've toyed with the idea of an entirely improvisational quilt, but this link shape popped into my mind when I was sketching. It is fairly simple to achieve with a few modified drunkard's path blocks, although it definitely requires precision piecing.
I used Kate Conklin's video tutorial for piecing curves without pinning.  My test block is a win.  Now to finesse the overall quilt pattern and decide if I like it enough to make more of these!