Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Recent Sewing Projects

I have recently been really into sewing...

Here is a wall quilt that I just finished.  It was the first time that I tried applique.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out but it did bunch in a few places.  One of my crafting friends recommended that I make my stitches a bit bigger when I do my quilting so I will have to try that next time.

The other project that I recently completed was a tote.  I don't like my fabric choice and there are a lot of things that I would do differently such as making the outside fabric a bit smaller so it doesn't bunch and using some kind of interfacing or a heavier fabric but it was good practice and I intend on making more totes in the future.

My Rockin' New Sewing Machine

My new sewing machine should finally arrive today...

I am so excited, I just bought my first embroidery sewing machine! It is currently sitting on the FedEx truck waiting to be delivered (don't you love web tracking - what would we do without the internet). I am already salivating over all of the different projects that I will be able to do with it. The only disappointing thing is that I leave for vacation tomorrow so I won't be able to play with it much until I get back.

Also in case anyone is interested, here is a link to some of my older craft projects. It had never occured to me to have a crafting blog until I tried to sign up for a quilt swap and found out that they required one! But in the future I'll try to post all of my new crafting adventures here.