Thursday, November 10, 2011

Week One Update: Stephanie of Sewing By Stephanie

My first week has found me with a few finishes, but also with a few additions to the list:

First off I finished the pillows I'm making my sister for her birthday.  They match the quilt I'm making her for Christmas.
Fresh from the dryer (it took FOREVER ironing these things to get them flat and perfect again)
 Each pillow has 24 leaves machine appliqued onto a 16x16" square of Kona white

 I then hand quilted using pearle cotton in 4 colors (dark blue, medium blue, light blue, and teal) around each leaf

and around the border of the pillow in two colors (teal and light green)
I also machine appliqued 7 of the blocks for her Christmas quilt, only 9 more to go!

I also made one Christmas ornament, but I don't have a picture yet.  I'm holding off until I have more to photograph. I bought supplies to make Christmas cards at the Scrapbook Expo I went to on Friday in Ontario.

And I made two more blocks for my 12 Days of Christmas Sampler quilt

I changed up my list a bit and am now only making 5 sewing kits, but am adding a tulle-fringed apron to the list for my aunt. 

I also realized that I'm seeing my friend this Friday who just had her 5th baby and didn't have a present.  I used a Cape Ann charm pack and Elizabeth Hartman's Charm Squares Baby Quilt pattern and whipped up this quilt top yesterday.
 (please forgive the horrible, horrible lighting)
I'm planning on basting, quilting, and binding it today.... and on watching Battlestar Galactica (LOVE that Battlestar Galactica)

I've also been participating in Anna of Noodlehead's Simplicity Skirt 2226 Sew-A-Long and will finish up my skirt this week.


  1. You have been so busy, some of your fabrics are just lovely and so different to what I have seen here, the quilt and covers are just lovely I think sister will be one happy girl...happy quilting.

  2. You've been busy! Lots of lovely projects there.

  3. I love the pillows - love the fabrics in the baby quilt

  4. Oh my goodness! How did you manage all of that? Your cushions for your sister are gorgeous! And everything else is too - well done!

  5. I look forward to seeing the finished Christmas Quilt for your sister - the pillows look fantastic.

  6. You have made so much progress! The cushions are so beautiful - in fact, you have made some really lovely things.

    Pomona x

  7. I agree with Stacey, those cushions and that detail around the leaves is beautiful! Loving your baby quilt too - very sweet fabrics!