Monday, May 28, 2012

Random: sew too much?

It has been great summer break so far! I can't express myself enough with all the free time on sewing and playing fabric and making new projects. It is very luxury I keep telling myself!! I wish everyday is sewing day!!  We are actually stuck indoor for last 4 days with lots rain and cool weather.  Perhaps that gives me good excuses to sew more! We are both actually tired of the cool weather and wet outdoor. Bike time is out and we are layer in winter clothes again.

These mini pin cushions are 3"x3"!! I made them from scraps fabric. I really like how they turn out! Sending these to my sewing friends soon! These are vintage feedsack fabric that I received from my friend Sylvia a few years ago. I thank her millions for letting me keep these fabric.I treasure each scraps and knew that someday I will put them in good use!

This patchwork zippered pouch is for mom's mother's day gift. It is very late, but I knew she would appreciate the simple style. I used cotton and linen blended fabric that I bought from Joann. I can't tell you the exact name. The print fabric is from Picnic and Fairgrounds by Denyse Schmidt for Joann's.

Do you like paper piecing? I wish I can do it well! I am a beginner! Thanks to Kerry for this wonderful house pattern. I incorporated some fabric that Kerry sent for the swap package. I really enjoy the retro and vintage fabric.

 Pulling fabric out is fun, but sorting them back can be problems! 

 I really like the mini strawberry print. It is super sweet!! 

Sometime, I ask myself why I have so many fabric?? Sometime, I ask myself why I don't have enough fabric. I hope I am not too greedy wanting every fabric that's been release in the market.

I have been making these little houses for awhile now! I have total of 10. I picked out 9 for a mini quilt! I began hand-quilting today, but remember my promise to you on the { Take Four}. These little houses are fun!!

 Trying something new is fun, but mistakes follow up!!

The mini pin cushion is great for my pin board. I store  pins on it! Another two blocks ( on the left) were made today. I am still thinking about a kitchen sink quilt.

I am working on something new... I leave you a little peak, but not much....

xxC

9 comments:

  1. Everything is so pretty and the house blocks looks fantastic! Hope the weather improves, so you can enjoy both the weather and sewing...

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    1. Finally the sun came out today! The weather was at the 60's, but with cold wind. We are hoping more sunshine tomorrow then we can bring out the bikes again! xx

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  2. Gorgeous Chase! Love your little houses and the tiny pin cushions. I have been making many spool blocks for retreat, they are tricky but once you get the hang of them they get much easier

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    1. It is not easy! I cut down sewing machine speed to half power. Planning make a few more this week. Maybe I will be able to get it after few more try! xo

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  3. love all yr projects Chase!! the little houses are to die for, and the pincushions...oh well! just gorgeous! xxxx

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    1. Pincushions are so quick and fun! I think I can just sit here and make a dozen. It is another great project for using up scraps!! No waste at all... xxx

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  4. I love that not one little scap of fabric goes to waste with you. You do have some of the cutest projects going. Those houses are super cute

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    1. Thank you , Diane!! My sewing room is very small. When my scrap box is full, I try to make something. It is a way of playing and not to worry about mistakes.xx

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  5. i just found your blog...so lovely! I'd love to know where you got the zipper in the bag above. It is so cute & I never see any like that anywhere but japanese sewing magazines...thanks in advance and I'll be going through all your posts--great pictures & such beautiful work you do!! susaninfrance at hotmail

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