I made a scarf out of Sinister Swarm and Coral Coreopsis velveteen by Anna Marie Horner. When I initially bought the Sinister Swarm fabric I had intended to put it in a quilt but then hated to cut it up so I searched for some velveteen to make an infinity scarf. Well, I have now cut up all of the Sinister Swarm because I initially cut 2- 6 inch strips and then decided it wasn’t wide enough and went back and cut 2-9 inch strips. (Oh well, now it’s cut and I won’t have a problem putting it in a quilt.) After I finished sewing it all together as an infinity scarf, I decided it was too long and bulky so I just made it a regular scarf. I think I’m going to put non-quilt sewing to the side for a while because I’m just not as satisfied with the finished produce (unless it’s kid clothing). I think in hind-sight, I probably should have used all voile fabrics and it wouldn’t have been as bulky.
My family got me some cool quilting books for Christmas:
My husband even bought me fabric! I had listed random fat quarters on my wish list thinking that he would take the kids and let them choose a couple fat quarters that they liked. Instead he went out by himself and bought 2 fat quarter bundles–Little Black Dress by Moda and Town and Country by Dear Stella. I haven’t decided what to do with them yet. I was going to try and use them in Alyssa’s BOM but, I haven’t decided if the orange and gold tonal fabrics really gel with the pink/magenta fabrics I have chosen so far.
So I am working on starting my new year goals. On Christmas Eve, I used a gift card I received from my office and signed up for a paper piecing class that was on sale–I’m looking forward to starting the videos. Today I bought a free motion foot for my machine today so that I can start FMQ with Alyssa’s Skill Builder BOM.
I wanted to actually sew today but I should probably feed the kids first. It’s amazing how little sewing I get done when I have time off of work–I had plans of sewing every day and it just hasn’t happened.