Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Old stuff I made

Back when I was still pregnant (hence my utter lack of a waist in this photo), I made this quilt for Orion for his bed. He is really into B0b the Builder and fascinated by tools. The fabric is a panel I found and the borders are coordinating prints. It's from The Whimsical Workshop.

And this is the quilt I made from the batik swap. Amazing that it's finally finished.

A better shot of the color.

And here both of the quilts are being used. You can just barely see the red polka dots peeking from under the batik quilt. The red dots are the back of the tools quilt. Orion was so exhausted that while playing a "hibernating bear", he actually fell asleep! That's our laundry basket he's using as a "cave".
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I do still sew

A gift for the next baby!

My friend loved it, which I loved!

I always try to choose backing fabric that makes grass stains impervious. The front of this one was purple batik and flowered flannel. The batik helped to lighten up what would have otherwise been a pretty heavy blankie for a Spring baby.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009


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The upcoming Zipper Clinic still has three spaces in it!

Do zippers still give you nightmares? Leave you in a cold sweat?

Call Bolt at 503-287-2658 (BOLT) to sign up for the class!

Class will be held on Sunday February 15th, 4:30pm-6:30pm. The $27 fee includes two zippers, fabric to sew the zippers into, and a handout with pictures that will lead you through putting zippers in, once you are at home and on your own!

In class you will install two zippers. The first is a lapped zipper, similar in concept to the fly on a pair of pants, but well suited to side zippers in skirts as well as pillows and a number of other applications. The second zipper is a centered zipper, perfect for zippers that are on bags or in the center back of a skirt or dress. Both zipper styles are very handy to have perfected and once you learn the tricks, you'll be sewing zippers into everything!

Hope to see you in class!