Friday, March 31, 2017

Crochet | Spring Rebel

I feel that rules and patterns are meant to be broken. I can't help it; I used to be a real rebel, now I quilt, stir the pot, make waves, and like to think I push the boundaries of status quo. As artists, we are all probably seeking this to some degree.


This blanket is what I have been working on among the fabric projects on the go. It is meant to brighten up my spring.  I used a shell stitch and no pattern for the stripes!!! GASP! YOU REBEL!!


These two are going to be dragon scale mitts for my soon to be sister in law. I searched forever trying to get a pattern without paying for one, and I finally figured it out! I looked up the crocodile stitch and went for it!



The flexibility of crochet is one of the main reasons why I enjoy it so much. If I get stuck in rules and boundaries, I get bored, and maybe a bit rebellious.

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Linking with Finished or not Friday
because I am definitely
not finished being a rebel!



Enjoy the spring my friends and stay a bit rebellious

Sarah

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quilting | I Cut Up Your Grandmother's Quilt

My Husbands Grandmother had an estate auction. His grandmother had made dozens of quilts over the course of her years and everyone in the family has one.

I, joining the family at this late stage of her life did not have one, but I valued her craft immensely.


What was a girl to do? But get my hands on anyone I could.


I bought a crib sized quilt from that auction, it was made up of pink and miscellaneous scrap pieces.


The pieces were 3 1/2 by 5 1/2  pieces. It had a chunky cute look, but it was unfunctional to me.


So, I cut up your grandmother's quilt. (gasp!)





This picture is the quilt after I cut lengthways down the strips. It resulted in 1 1/2  by 5 1/2 rectangles which I love!


I dug through my stash and pulled out all of my scraps then, I cut, and cut, and cut 1 1/2 rectangles. I think I cut for as much time as I sewed and ironed totaled.

This past weekend in March the littlest son and his father went to the cabin without me and I sewed and I sewed, I didn't leave that sewing room (AKA the dining room. lol) It was AWESOME!


I still have the borders, quilting and back to do so I am not calling this finished. I am linking this with moving it forward Monday, Lets Bee Social and Oh Scrap! 
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Happy Monday my friends and stay scrappy and feisty if that is what you need. 
Sarah 


Friday, March 17, 2017

Quilting | 2017 New Bloggers Blog hop


I have a new look. do you like it? I made it myself.I am participating in this years new quilt bloggers blog hop #2017NewQuiltBloggers.

2017 New Quilt Bloggers
 I have been working on the page layout, logo, photography, widgets and gadgets, pins and buttons. It sounds like a cross between a sewing studio and and tech industrial laboratory.


The 9658 logo

I am thinking about purchasing the copyright for the design below that I made at #Logojoy . I chose the clean lines because It makes me feel organized,
I chose the boarder to contain multiple products under the 9658 brand: Quilts, Honey, Crochet, Bees, Hives, and whatever else we decide to market as a product.

Photography 

I have been working on my photography skills as well. A few beginner things I have been working on
  • Holding the camera steady, 
  • Shooting the right perspective. 
  • Lighting
  • Photo editor


I think that I have figured out the lighting for my cutting area, AKA the dining room table (maniacal laugh)  I am trying to decide between. Pic Monkey or BeFunky  as my photo editor; Pic Monkey might be better but it costs money and I am what I prefer to call, thrifty.


Linking with Finished or Not Friday because I am definitely not finished making this blog better
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

So long for now, and stay thrifty my friends.

Sarah

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Quilting| Quilty 365 - February

Life is a journey, and I am ok with that.  Seasons may change, winter to spring, come what may, Life can be many things and so can this quilt. 

These are my February blocks for the Quilty 365 challenge group on Blogger. The idea is to create a circle block every day for the whole year. This is me.





I am so very interested to see how it will turn out, life as a whole is dynamic and beautiful, even with the ugly bits in between. 


The struggle is what makes us real, the appreciation we have when things are in harmony makes us real. I feel this is the beginning of a beautiful journey. Thank you, Quilty, 365! 


Please remember that all of you are good enough! You are smart enough! And you are beautiful.


Sarah



Linking with Quilty 365 by www.daisyandjackhandmade.com  and Oh Scrap because everything so far has come from my scrap bin, which contains all sorts of upcycled and collected pieces.

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