Monday, February 17, 2014

Instagram Happenings

Follow me on Instagram @sewfestive for sewing tidbits, kittycats, and pictures of my dinner [ha!] :)

Bought 3.5 yards of 108" wide backing fabric from Botanics. It's got more of a drape than the regular width Botanics, which is weird. Can't wait to get quilting on my king-size Irish Chain!

Absolutely wondering how I got by making HSTs before I got a 4.5" square ruler. And zomg I love new rotary cutters. Like cutting through butter. With a fluffmuffin helper.

A 20" block from the Simplify Fireworks pattern for a baby quilt for my boss. It took forever to make this one block though, so I'm contemplating turning the quilt in more of a medallion shebang. My boss gave birth 2 weeks early, so I have to hurry on this!

I cut into some faaabulous rayon jersey to make a Deer and Doe Plaintain tshirt. With heart elbow patches!!! AHHH. Except in this picture you'll note that I accidentally sewed the sleeve on wrong. More on this pattern later.

But it's ok, because it turned out adorbs. I don't normally dress this precious, but I really went all out for Valentine's dinner this year ;)

Happy week to everyone!

*linked with Fabric Tuesday

Monday, February 3, 2014

Spring Cleaning

To those of you who are experiencing those frigid winter temps...It was 84 in Florida today ;)


But the warmer temperatures and the wedding planning and working 50 hour weeks has had me desiring a simpler life - this simpler life starts with getting rid of some fabric that's been lounging around not being used. If you're interested in any of the sets listed below, just shoot me an email at sewfestivehandmade [at] gmail [dot] com. All prices include shipping in the US; international interests are welcome, the price will just change.

4.5 inch low volume squares - 50 squares total [this is just a selection of the prints] - $10

Random scraps of prints and solids; assorted sizes; fits in a priority flat-rate envelope - $14

Strips of assorted widths and lengths; many are folded in the photo - 36 strips [I found 10 more after I took the photo!] - $7

3.5 inch squares in grays, greens, and blues - 110 squares total - $12

And to round it all out, I made a pillow cover using some linen blend dish towels I found on clearance at Target! I used one on the front and brought it up to size by adding a strip of Essex in Natural, and then I used another towel on the back. I need to make one more pillow in a great teal color to round out my couch collection of moss, mustard, cream, and then teal.

Do you also get the urge to clear out all your stuff every Spring?!