Wednesday, February 06, 2013
And for my next number....
I thought I would share a preview of all of the projects that I have been designing, sewing, stitching, writing, illustrating, and shooting video of over the past several weeks. This place has been hustle after bustle and now settling into a calm flow where I can reflect on all the work that's been done and look forward to sharing it with you. All of the above photos are a glimpse at the next round of classes that I will have launching with my friends at CreativeBug. The the end of this month will see them offering lots of new, beautiful quilting and patchwork classes and I am so happy that I will be a part of that.
*The first quilt is called the Flying Gosling Baby Quilt- (get it, gosling, bc it's a baby quilt). It's fun to say Flying Gosling fast 'cause it sounds like Ryan Gosling, though really they don't have anything to do with one another, and it feels really weird that I just typed that guy's name in this sacred space of mine. No matter. The fun parts of that little quilt are evident in the photo.
*The next is a whole cloth crib quilt where I get a chance to teach my method of hand quilting. You likely know by now that I so enjoy that sorta thing and I do think it's such a good process to watch a person do if you've never tried it.
*The 3rd photo is the Melting Snowball Tote, which I lurve a whole, whole lot, and I am about to get up from my chair and dump all my purse hoopla into this one and officially make it a part of my life. You might be able to see that the majority of this version was made with wools, which would not be imperative, but I do enjoy experimenting with textures. Maybe you do too. Who knows.
*Finally this sweet Needlepoint Rose project that you can stitch onto any existing garment, bag, linen, quilt block, etc. So nice and simple and just an enjoyable modern take on the craft.
Oh! I also wanted to mention a new (and cool) feature on CreativeBug. The are now offering "a la carte" classes for individual purchase. So if you'd prefer to bypass the monthly subscription business and just take one class, for about the price of one pattern (or less) you can do just that with several of the classes. I have a couple as a la carte here. Also they are building up their free features section all the time, so there is now the option to sign up for a free membership to have access to those. The lovely thing about this group of people is that they are listening to feedback and responding, so pipe up if you care too.
And next are the two new free projects I have designed for Janome. The above is the Right Turn Bag, which is all strip-piece-y and fun and comes in two size options. The pattern and video for this number will be launching at the end of this month.
And these are the Pleasant Pathways Shorts which I was chatting about over here. I made both projects on the Horizon Memory Craft 12000 which is their tippity top of the line machine, and it seriously encourages me to try out some things that I've never really thought of doing. Which when you sew very often is a lovely bonus. The pattern for the shorts is for adult women, though obviously some of the smaller sizes will fit some of my middle-aged girls too. Regardless of your machine, the pattern for the shorts is a simple shape, with straight forward construction, and just as cute whether you embroider the fabric or use a favorite print. So win and win and win. This pattern will launch towards the end of March.
So much to look forward to. I love my job. For the next few weeks I will be busy working on some new quilt tops to teach from during my workshops at QuiltCon. I am so excited for the event and for the excuse to now get sewing on some very unscripted projects.
lots of love, xoxoAM