Archive for July, 2009

* One quilt June fabrics

Posted on July 11th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Concept for my quilt: each block is some variation on the letter M, which is the first letter of my name and my husband’s. I tried to pick some more geometric prints plus the solids in green+black+white to keep it more unisex. Can’t wait to see how everybody’s blocks turn out!

And yes, I realize it’s actually July now.


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* randL travel wallet

Posted on July 9th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Wants.

I won an award today, so I gave myself permission to go buy this wallet I covet every time I go to Velouria, my local indie handmade shop.  It’s just the perfect size for a boarding pass and passport, seems extremely well made, and has a ton of pockets.  My old travel wallet is a cracked plastic folder with broken elastics so I decided I was due even though it’s a bit pricy.  It’s from Chikabird/randL, and she has much better pictures of what the inside looks like in some of her sold items.


* one quilt months 5 and 6

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Inspiration, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

I’m trying to catch up on my sadly lagging blocks for one quilt.

This one is for i heart linen, and the task was to make a house using a stack of lovely fabrics that she picked out.  I paged through an awesome book on A-frames at a bookstore a while back and knew that was it.  I loved my Fisher Price A-frame dollhouse when I was little, so it seemed like her kiddo might like it too.


I totally winged the construction, starting from a pencil sketch.  There was a dicey moment at the end when I decided to add the yellow polka dot corners and cut one of the pieces mirror image of how it should’ve been.  Luckily I hadn’t trimmed it yet and had barely enough clearance to sew it on upside down.  The decoration on the door is a cutout from some eyelet fabric.  And can I just point out how nice and square my little 9-patch lawn turned out?  Yeah, that little confidence boost didn’t last.

This one is for Sew Click Create, and did not turn out quite so well.  For one thing, I ended up with nowhere near enough fabric, I think because I have a loooooot of fabric tied up in seam allowances.  Hopefully Chara can add some white sashing to bring it to size for her quilt.  Also, you may have noticed that I used the unpopular “zombie geese” pattern, in which you don’t read the directions on how to match the triangles for a flying geese pattern and end up chopping all their heads off when you sew the strips together.  Ah well, at least the colors are pretty.




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