Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Projects

Happy New Year! We had a fairly relaxing Christmas around my house; lots of family time and treats, which made things very enjoyable.

So, the start of another year...twenty-twelve seems so much easier to day than two-thousand-and-eleven, right? I'm hoping that by itemizing my intentions for the next little while, I will be motivated to actually complete some of these projects.

First, two quilt patterns that were purchased last year and really should get made this year:

IMG_0304 by HeatherEndearing
This pattern was purchased at last year's Vancouver Sewing Show at Tradex. I love Orange Peel or Cathedral Windows quilts but the curved piecing kinda freaks me out.  

This one is done via appliqué, which is probably even more work but somehow seems less scary than curved piecing.  I even have the fabric I think I want to do this one in, and I love the brown background to offset the coloured "peel pieces".

Here's a link to the pattern in case anyone is interested in purchasing it. 

Next up is a pattern that I purchased, along with the required ruler, at Sew Modern on a recent trip to Los Angeles:

IMG_0305 by HeatherEndearing
This, I think, will be made for Riley in a queen size, to go along with her new queen-size bed. Probably the background will not be black.... as it won't really work in her white/pink/lime bedroom. I'm thinking likely white background fabric and brightly coloured fabrics will work just as nicely. The timeline on this one will be to get it done before warm weather returns to Vancouver.... so, let's say May at the latest.

IMG_0306 by HeatherEndearingThis is the special ruler required for making Fast Forward.... but see all the other neat things you can do with it? Some interesting ideas right on the label there.

Next...garment sewing. I have so many cute patterns for Riley. They all seem summery so I hope this summer arrives early and stays late so she can get some wear out of these items. This one, from ModKid, is called Nina and makes both an adorable and comfy elastic waist skirt plus 2 different peasant tops. Last summer, Riley lived in tops the style of the one on the right so I'm hoping this pattern is a winner.

IMG_0307 by HeatherEndearing

IMG_0308 by HeatherEndearing
Also from ModKid, I have this pattern for Sophie pants. I love these, especially the three different hem finishes. They look so comfy. I sometimes wish kids patterns would scale up to adult size.

More is planned.... the 2nd batch will be posted shortly. I'm also planning a clean and re-organize of my sewing room in the next short while. If I'm feeling brave, I will post the unsightly "before" photos of my small sewing cubby. *shudder*


1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing these projects come to life, Heather!