The Kaleidoscope of Stars quilt is now available as a PDF!
This is a fantastic weekend project. You just need a layer cake (or a stack of 10" squares) and some background fabric. Choose from two sizes - large, 60” x 60” (152cm x 152cm) or small, 36" x 48" (91cm x 122cm).
Available on Craftsy and Etsy.
I made a few Jalie 2679 jackets for the girls2 years ago. They are still going strong, but are getting a little small. When all fabric was 40% off in Spotlight a few weeks ago I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try it out and make some new jackets.
I'm pleasantly surprised by it. The outside feels like the good jackets you buy at Kathmandu or Mountain Designs. The inside of the fabric is fleecy (and bright red) and I think they will be quite warm.
Eva is very happy with hers. Now onto the next three.
I'm always looking for new ways to display quilts and store notions. I love this super wide old clothes airer that can fit three large quilts. The top one is from Strip Savvy and the middle and bottom ones are from Striking Strip Quilts.
A beautiful vintage Arabia of Finland salt pig I found on eBay is perfect to store Aurifil thread.
I'm slowly going through the girls' wardrobes and seeing what they need for winter. Eva requested a button up shirt and I went with the Laramie Shirt by Hey June patterns. This is a great pattern with a good size range (6-16). I made the 12, which is slightly too big, but it will last a couple winters. I made the classic button up shirt version and used some rayon from Cotton and Steel.
I enjoyed sewing it and Eva loves it so that is a definite win!
My clothes sewing mojo seems to have been missing for quite a few months. I've made a couple of things, but it seemed like a chore, not an enjoyable hobby. But yesterday I made a Charlie Caftan and really enjoyed the process. I think my clothes sewing mojo might be coming back!
I used a linen blend from Spotlight, that I bought on special, so I wasn't too worried about messing the whole thing up. I sewed the size I measured, but the top is a little large, if I make another one I'll size the top down. I also didn't think too much about the sleeves and just made the big ones, which means they are huge, and a little odd, as the fabric does not drape. I'd definitely make the smaller ones next time. Other than that it went together quickly and easily (the sew along was very helpful with the inset centre panel). I love it, perfect for the warm weather we get in February and March. Now to decide what to sew next.
A Bright Bunch is in Homespun this month. This was such a fun quilt to make, I used my favourite bright solids and a white background to make the colours pop! Find a copy on your newsagent now (or digital copies are on zinio).
In other news I cleaned a corner of my sewing room and found the perfect second hand chair for it!