Friday, March 29, 2024

Sewing Room Friday

 It's been awhile since there has been a sewing room update. But I actually have done some sewing lately.

When Aaron and I were in London, we had coffee at the Albert Cafe inside Liberty of London. I snapped a photo of the tile on their counter. I was to do a segment for the Quilt Show taping that involved "super solids," working with different substrates. So I came home and made two samples based on the tile--one using only Kona solids, and one that included things like shot cottons, bark cloth, dupioni silk, etc. I took it along to demonstrate how the addition of just a few  different fabrics could add some sparkle. And then in the midst of my nerves, I forgot all about it! It would have been a really good example and I think it would have filmed nicely. Oh well...

I made some more vinyl pouches for the silent auction for the Justice Coalition fundraising dinner.

I also made this bag for the London trip, thinking I could take it inside the stadium for the Tottenham game, as they often require see-through bags now.  However, Aaron thought it needed to be completely clear, so I just ordered one from Amazon. Not sure what I will do with this one. It's pretty cute.
This week I worked on these cute blocks, free patterns from Tilda Fabrics. They were so much fun to make.

Yesterday I cut up my fat eighth bundle of Liberty of London fabrics along with some Oakshott. I think it will sew up pretty quickly. All of the fabrics, with the exception of the orange one, are London-related prints, with maps, sightseeing destinations, etc. The orange fabric is the one I actually purchased from Liberty of London so I had to include it, along with part of the selvage in one of the blocks. After I took this photo, I took out the yellow/turquoise block in the center--too distracting. 
It's been nice to just sew for fun.

I'll end with this. And my question is ...why??


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

For the why of the last photograph: I feel like someone lost a bet. :) The pillow made from your sample inspired by the tile is lovely - the sheen in some of the fabrics really adds a fantastic sparkle. Looks like you've been having a nice time sewing lately!

OPQuilt said... #

About that car? I like Yvonne's explanation, for sure. We have lots of gravesites decorated like that around the holidays, so maybe it is the same people?

Your bags are wonderful, and did you have to have a totally clear bag for the stadium? I wish you'd been able to show the pillow during your Star Turn--such a great idea.

And I'll be interested to see what you come up with next. But do tell: I'm dying to make those girls from Tilda, but are they too hard??