A few months back I signed up for my very first mini quilt swap on instagram. It was a Heather Ross themed swap. You make a mini quilt using Heather Ross fabrics, and send it off to a partner. I used Modern Handcraft’s free tutorial for making modern hexies. I love the technique, it looks so cool once its quilted, and I think I need to make another one to keep. I decided to make a scrappy binding too (my first one!) I took some photos of my finished quilt that I will post soon, as well as photos of what I received which was an gorgeous mini with tons of handmade extras.
Last month I took part in the Vive La Lolligag show at Woot Bear in San Francisco. I decided to turn the Lolligag into Desdemona. I had to saw off the top of her head to accommodate her hat, but I think it worked out well.
I also sewed up a tiny cry-baby ghost, the smallest one yet! My custom sold, but there is still a lot of fun stuff at the link above.
September Plush Of The Month Club boxes contained pink confetti cake slices in celebration of the club turning 1! The slices were packed up in pink bakery boxes, had a card to send off to a friend, and frosted cupcake taffy all tied up with a cupcake ribbon.
I knew I wanted to make the cake “confetti” but had a lot of back and forth on how I would create the baked in sprinkle look. I couldn’t find a fabric I liked and considered designing my own with Spoonflower. In the end I used fabric markers and good old fashion dots to create the confetti look. Having just mailed out the October boxes I am ready to relax for a few days before I begin sewing November boxes, though I am really excited about the plush I decided on.
Back in August I signed up for a modern postcard swap. You sew a little tiny quilt like postcard, and send it through the post with a regular letter stamp! While I have not received any postcards yet, I thought I’d share the postcards I shipped out about a month ago.
I used printable fabric that runs right through an inkjet printer to print the back side with addresses. I added a few of my illustrations since I was printing them out. For the post card fronts I made the little quilts and quilted them as I normally would, but with a thick stabilizer. Then I made a stack with the printed back fabric, another layer of thick stabilizer, and the quilted top layer. I used quilting spray glue to hold them all in place and then did a zigzag stitch around the outer edge to keep it all together. They worked up quickly!
They were so much fun to make that I think I need to make some more for my pen pals. The bee pattern is a free pattern by Badskirt which can be found here.