Saturday, December 29, 2012

Colorbrick Quilt

Well hello there blogosphere! It's been a very, very long time. Thanks to Pinterest and my Stay-Put Kitchen Towel Tutorial this neglected blog seems to have lived on with little care and feeding. The internet is a funny beast!

I went back to work full time in June 2011 and haven't found much time to sew since then. I love my job (technical communications, e.g. writing boring user manuals and drawing technical diagrams) but sometimes I miss my obsessive sewing days!

I was looking though some old pictures and found a few projects I never posted. The pictures are far from perfect, but here goes!

Last Christmas I gave my sister-in-law a Colorbrick Quilt. The design is perfect for showcasing fun fabric with large prints. I used Monaco by Monaluna, Mendocino by Heather Ross, and Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry.

I improvised the back with some larger pieces of Monaco. My mom was kind enough to sew the binding, which I believe is Kona Ash.

I have a few other projects to share, but in the interest of actually posting this, it will have to wait for another time.

Happy New Year sewing friends!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sneak Peek

Hello there! Just wanted to pop in and say hi. We moved about three weeks ago and we're still getting settled into our new place, so I haven't had much time for sewing. Our new place is smaller and I no longer have a sewing room, so I'm trying to figure out how to find a little sewing space for myself without making a mess that takes over our living area. It turns out downsizing is hard work! That being said, we love living near DC again, as well as friends and family, so we're very happy to be here.

I think I promised you a post about the Dr. Seuss quilt my mom made Lauren for Christmas. I snapped some pictures in a hurry before we moved, but the lighting wasn't good and I need to take some new ones next time we have good weather. In the mean time, here's a sneak peek-

Taking quilt pictures with a three-year-old is always fun :-)

I'll try to take new pictures soon. My mom did such a great job on this quilt!

And here's a sneak peek of a quilt I've been working on since before Christmas.

The fabric is Monaco by Monaluna mixed with some Mendocino by Heather Ross and Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry.

I've been agonizing over what fabric to use to use for the binding, but I think I've finally settled on Kona Ash. Now to find the time to actually do it!

Happy sewing,

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We interrupt this silence for a blog post!

Well hello there! I apologize for the long silence . . . it seems that my short Christmas break turned into quite a long break. I've been enjoying having Mr. PinSewPress home since he graduated and the time has just flown by!

After some nice downtime with the family, we're in the process of moving! Mr. PSP got a job in Virginia, so we're moving back to our home state after enjoying six years in Myrtle Beach. We're really looking forward to living in Virginia again, but all this packing sure is exhausting!

Today I started packing up my sewing room, and for the first time I sorted everything by color. It's fun for me to see everything laid out like this! It would look even better if I folded everything uniformly, but darn it, I'm just too lazy ;-) (Not to mention short on time!)

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and confirm that I am in fact alive and well. Thanks bloggy friends for checking in with me during my long silence - I didn't intend to go that long without posting! I'll try to come back soon with some good quilty pictures. My mom made Lauren an awesome Dr. Seuss quilt for Christmas, and I have a few quilts in progress myself.

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Graduate

Last weekend Mr. Pin.Sew.Press. graduated from our local university with an MBA in Accounting.

Needless to say, we're SO proud of him!

Now we'll see where the adventure of life takes us next!

I'll catch up with all of you after the holidays . . . I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's!

Happy sewing,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yesterday was my lucky day . . .

because this is what I received in the mail from my partner in the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap!!!

This awesome, modern mug rug was made for me by Jessica (a.k.a. Quilt Happie on Flickr.) I saw it in our group photo pool a few weeks ago and loved it, and I was so surprised to receive it in the mail yesterday! Jessica also made me a wonderful little hexie-shaped needle book and included two of her favorite recipes and some delish dark chocolate in the package. (There's a tutorial here for the needle book if you're interested.)

Thank you Jessica for making my day! Your mug rug makes me smile every time I see it :-)

Happy sewing,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cyber . . . Tuesday?

Hello there! Well, it looks like I missed Cyber Monday. But never fear, I'm checking in with a little special deal for the shop. Now through mid-December all mug rugs ship FREE to the U.S. and Canada! So if you'd like a mug rug for yourself or to give as a gift, hop on over to my shop and snatch one up!

I've been sewing up a storm here like a Christmas elf . . . I'll check back in soon with some sneak peeks!

Happy sewing,
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