Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pics and Puns

The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability.  
-Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia, 1849

My dear friend, Kami, loaned me her sewing machine a few months ago.  I had not sewn on a machine since grade school, and previously did all my t-shirt and onesie appliques by hand.  Another dear friend, Andrea, gave me a very thorough tutorial on how to use my machine and off I went.  These are my first quilts. I hope you like them!  While I was sewing them (for a fruitless fair) I got a bit delirious and a whole string of sewing puns wound up on my facebook feed (thanks to my friends for chipping in their puns!).  Enjoy the pics and the puns.

P.S. These quilts are for sale. 
P.P.S. Pic quality isn't the best...my apologies. 


Chicken Quilt:


I'm sew tired, and hanging on by a thread, but the sew must go on!

sew it goes...

Sew 'Nuff.

Pretty Preppy Quilt:


sew far, sew good.

sew be it!

sew many puns, sew little time

Sailor Boy Quilt:

 sewing puns? how unseamly! ;)

your updates are sew predictable 

 You have me in stitches. ;)

Nautical Nuttiness Quilt:

 I am a material witness to all these seemingly innocent comments.

 This thread has me bobbin my head in agreement.

I'm beginning to see a pattern here.  And I'm not ready to cut it out! Needle-ss to say.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fabric Cutting Learning Curve

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."  
-- Albert Einstein

I have totally fallen for quilting.  Love at first stitch, so to speak.  That is, except for the cutting part, which is made extra difficult by lack of space, insufficient work surfaces, and a bad back.  I'm getting better at it with practice and learning a few tricks of the trade from reading all kinds of blogs.  The biggest lesson I learned is that selvages (the edges of fabric that are woven so as to not fray or ravel) are really your best friend for cutting straight lines.  This is a great tutorial on preparing and cutting fabrics: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=6141

All that said, I would love to just get to the designing and sewing part.......which brings me to this:

Please, oh please, with a cherry on top (and whipped cream), let me win this giveaway for an Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter!!!!!

If that fails, maybe Hanukkah Harry or Santa will bring me one for the holidays :)

Happy quilting,