Sunday, June 22, 2014

Craft Show Here I Come...With Riley Blake

Now that the sewing bug is back I decided to set a goal of making at least 15 items for this years craft show.  The craft show is in November so I think I can get this goal met!  It is still June too! lol  I pulled out a box of fabric and decided to use everything in it that I could and if I couldn't use it all I would throw it away! GASP! I know!  I have a hard time throwing the smallest piece of fabric away!  But I need to because I have way too much fabric and not enough time.  Ok!  Instead of throwing it away, if it is still a usable amount, I will donate it! :)  

So I have made 3 runners for Halloween.  Actually I finished quilting and binding them today too, just need to take pictures.  This is Riley Blake fabric from 2 Halloweens ago, but it is still super cute!  I think they should sell and if not....I will gladly keep them. :)

4th of July Flowers Wall Hanging Quilt

I put this together too!  I feel so happy to be quilting and sewing again.  Homeschooling took more out of me than I could ever had imagined!  It was also more rewarding too.  And that is probably why we have committed to next year too.  I am going to try to make time in the school day, somehow, to sew.  For some reason that is more important to me than finding time for the gym. lol  

Be True to Yourself....Create!

I am sewing again!  I finished up our year homeschooling and found myself looking through old patterns.  I had bought this pattern years and years ago.  I thought this would be a good place to start to get myself back into sewing.  I have always wanted to make this wall hanging and thought now was the time.  The kids were at VBS all morning and I had the house clean and to myself.  I had so much fun digging through my scraps.  This was a fun pattern to follow and I love how it turned out.  
Just starting the project and following the pattern!  

I love my quilt blowing in the wind.  Accidentally blowing the wrong way, but decided that didn't really matter.  These are all scraps my Grandma had given me a few years back mixed with a couple from my stash.  I will always remember how my Grandma taught me to sew and this quilt is a symbol of that for me.

Finished!  Quilted!  Binding done!  Hanging in our school room!  I hope this inspires the kids to always be creative in our homeschool classroom and their life.