Friday, August 8, 2014

Sewing Party and a SNEAK PEEK!

On Tuesday night this week, the ladies of Shabby Fabrics got together for our first sewing night! We had so much fun that we decided to make it a monthly event!

We have a mix of experienced and beginner quilters working here. Dani, Rachael and Savannah all started their very first quilts and the experienced quilters were able to help them get started.


Dani chose a colorful mix of fabrics for her daughter who just turned two. She's using our Easy as ABC & 123 pattern which is a great choice for a first quilt. (Choosing a wide variety of colors is also good when you're making a quilt for a toddler as you'll see further down.)


Savannah is using the same pattern but chose the teals and golds of Bohemian Rhapsody for a more "grown up" look.




Rachael chose to start with the Pennants Quilt Kit featuring Lakehouse's Sweet Things collection.


Speaking of sweet things... what's a party without chocolate?


Tracy is working on a gray and purple quilt for her granddaughter.

Click here for the Sausalito Cottage - Lavender that's in Tracy's block.

Kelsie's sister Elle joined us for the evening and helped make an infinity scarf.



I mainly worked on some quilt math. You do what you gotta do when you forget the pattern at home and are wanting to resize the blocks anyways!


You've been seeing glimpses here and there of my baby, and soon we'll be showing you a quilt featuring Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille with Marcie's name on it. But I also have another daughter who is almost three, and she "needs" a new quilt too! I chose the Sausalito Cottage Raspberry FQ set and showed it to her on Wednesday morning after our sewing party. She adamantly said she wanted a purple quilt. So I decided to save the pink fabric for another project and pick out a few purple prints from the same collection.

Do any of you have small children or grandchildren? Can you guess what she said next? Before I cut into any purple fabric, she changed her mind once again and decided she wanted a pink quilt! I'm going to stick with pink and if she changes her mind between now and when it's finished, I'm just going to hope that she's in a "pink mood" when it's complete!

Julie didn't have a sewing project to work on during the party and instead started on a puzzle.


But you all know that it's nearly impossible to be surrounded by fabric and not get bitten by the sewing bug! Julie soon coordinated fabrics from Story Book, Little Ark and Mirabelle in shades of aqua, gray and yellow. She'll be making two baby blankets for a friend who is having boy/girl twins later this month!


And finally, Jennifer prepared a scalloped border that will be appliqued on her next design. We'll be revealing the quilt later this year, but I'll let you in on a little secret. Jennifer will be filming a tutorial for each block of this quilt, so if you're new to applique you can follow along with her step-by-step demonstrations!


In the meantime, you can watch Jennifer's 8-part series called "Learn How to Appliqué with Shabby Fabrics." In Part 1 below, Jennifer explains the difference between appliquéd and pieced quilts.



Lynn, Sue, Melanie, Amber and Clara were also here, and I'll be showing you pictures of their projects when we have our next get-together in the beginning of September! Thanks to those who followed along with us on Instagram and Twitter as we posted pictures live throughout the evening - we'll be sure to announce when our next party is so you can follow along and join the fun too.

Until next time,
Jessie

18 comments:

  1. What a lot of fun that must have been!

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  2. Looks like a ton of fun to me!

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  3. Those pink fabrics are so wonderful - I do hope your daughter is in a pink mood when the quilt is complete! :-)

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  4. What fun! Love the aqua, gray and yellow grouping!

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  5. Thanks for the video series! I'm going to learn a lot! And thanks for sharing the fun of this gathering!

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  6. Love your color choices! sarah@forrussia.org

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  7. Everyone seems to be having fun

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  8. HI, A VERY NEAT POST TODAY!
    THESE LADIES ARE HAVING TOO MUCH FUN HERE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING ON YOUR PAGE+IN THE GIVEAWAY!

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  9. A sewing party looks like fun! Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.
    Amy

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  10. Fun time. Wish we had a few things like that where I live. Thanks for the applique tutorials.

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  11. So many fun projects! Love the bright fabrics Dani chose! :)

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  12. What fun! Fabulous Fabric, Food & Fellowship...doesn't get any better than that.

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  13. SEVERAL INTERESTING PROJECTS I WANT TO DO FROM YOUR SITE! THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  14. Such great fun for all that work there.

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  15. HI, looking through your Fabric Collections>they are gorgeous!
    THANK YOU for your store!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  16. I enjoyed your how to video, it has helped me a lot. Thanks for sharing I will be following along with you.

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