Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jump Starting Summer Sewing

Summer is just One Week Away!!!  For me that means finally having some time to sew the way I like to sew - total immersion.  I have actually been itching to start something, but have been reluctant to start a big project with all that goes on with wrapping up another school year.

Sooo...time to work on some UFOs  (Unfinished Objects).  Those of you who know me know that I head to Charleston, SC each February for an amazing week called Stitchin Charleston Style.  It is five glorious days of fine hand stitching led by the amazing Laura Jenkins Thompson.  Each year there is a new project - or five - and some years I finish them...

I actually finished this year's project thanks to some enforced quiet time on the flight to Scotland to visit my daughter this spring.  This year's project was a small linen table cloth with a unique spray of native flowers in each corner.

We worked on one corner each day of the weekend.

 So now...To kick start summer sewing I've re-started the project from 2 years ago.  It is a crazy-patch pillow made with little "sampler" patches that we completed in class.  I finished the final patch today and now I'm ready to put it all together.

Here are all the patches complete.  The middle section of the pillow is already basted together waiting for embellishment.

 My favorite is the little dragonfly!

Here is what the pillow will look like when complete...

Sew...Here's to the start of the summer sewing season!  I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Pam - this is so beautiful!! I love it. I really need to learn how to do this!! Happy Summer Sewing!!