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Design to Reality

Making something from a design is always, for me a great accomplishment. I do not take a lot of my ideas/designs all the way to making it. Today, though, I have made this mini quilt top, which I may turn into place mats and a table runner.

The design I came up with for one of the “Quilt Design A Day” was this simple wonky chevron design.

QDAD_WonkyHerringboneB_25June2014

That turned into this:
QDAD_WonkyChevron_QuiltTop

I paper pieced the wonky chevron design which is ~6″ x 10″. I am used peppered cottons for the chevrons purchased from my LQS (who also has an online store):

The sashing fabric is Flax Yarn Dyed Essex linen which I bought at Fresh Modern Fabrics.

That is my finish for this week, and linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts.

 

Goals for 2013: Factotum of Arts, Squeek Crafts

All in all, I had a great last 4 months of 2012. For 2013, I would like to continue in much the same fashion. My goals are to:

  • Blog a minimum of 3 times a week.
  • Build up my stock in my Etsy store and sell $1000 worth of merchandise.
  • Participate in another craft fair.
  • Squeek Crafts section: Finish my four seasons quilt, a quilt for my son, and the orange and grey quilt for our room and my Christmas stocking.
  • Squeek Crafts section: Try 12 new sewing/quilt or patchwork projects e.g.. a weekender bag, something made from paper piecing.
  • Edible Delights section: Try three new recipes out per month and post them (36 in total for the year).
  • Framed section: Carve out some time to do some drawing and painting. I have 2 pieces in mind.
  • Home and Garden Design section: Finish our backyard, renovate our guest bathroom (as it desperately needs a lift).

Review of 2012: Squeek Crafts

  • I changed jobs to spend more time with my family (February)
  • Started my blog (September)
  • Opened my Etsy store – Squeek Crafts (October)
  • Participated in my first craft fair (December)
  • Sewing or Quilting Projects: Made chair bags (for my store), cushions/pillows, placemats, gift card pockets, Christmas stockings, lots and lots of coffee cup sleeves (for my store and craft fair), made my son a monster.
  • Craft Projects: Made recycled wine cork boards (for my store and craft fair), caterpillar wall display for a thank you gift at pre-school, and an Elmer growth chart (gift for a friend’s little girl), neck tie art piece (gift for my parents 40th wedding anniversary).

2012 Craft Collage

Review of 2012: Edible Delights

  • Shared some of my favorite recipes
  • Made pesto, bell pepper relish, bean salad from things in my first vegetable garden
  • Made Pies/Tarts – Bacon and egg pie, potato top pie, rhubarb apple pies, chocolate tarts, and pear tart
  • Stewed my first lot of fruit – cherries
  • Worked out to get the perfect chocolate coated strawberry without getting a flat edge
  • Got a new case of wine from my brothers vineyard – Moana Park

2012 Edible Delights Collage

What did I do !!!???

The company I work for has a Craft fair every Christmas – so today I signed up to have a booth (table) at the fair. This is my first time doing something like this and I was excited about the opportunity.

Now, 3 hours later, I am at home thinking about the severe lack of stock I have for the fair and realizing I have a lot of work ahead of me. The good news it’s not until December 5th – that gives me 25 days!!

The second concern other than time, is what to put in the “Squeek Crafts” table?? I have so many ideas – so far I am thinking (with examples):

  • Patchwork Coffee Cup holders – some with matching coasters (new)
  • Quilted place mats
  • Chair Bags/Chair Pockets
  • Stuffed Monsters
  • Cork Boards

Choices, Choices…let’s see 25 days and counting

More placemats for Christmas – Project 2

I was asked by a friend to make some placemats for a christmas gift. We found some great New York themed Home Essential Fabric from Joann’s which will work great for the recipients.

These are simple placemats – New York fabric used for the front, Striped fabric for the back, dark brown binding and straight line quilting used to join everything together.

 

Quilted Place Mats

So I don’t have strep throat, yay!!! Its only a flu/cold virus. I should be feeling more myself by Monday.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Over this past weekend, I worked on the placemats that are a Christmas gift. I think they are turning out great. One down, three to go.