Sunday, November 17, 2013

Quilt is done!! Now on deck, Sewaholic...

I finished quilting the 'Couch Cuddling Farm Quilt' for my son and DIL, who next year will be moving to a 25 acre farm in NC.
My sewing machine will sew through 8-10 layers of denim like butter, but quilting, it does not like to do!!  I am a novice at quilting, so between the machine not wanting to stipple quilt and my newness to it, made for a long process!  I am very happy with the end result, and very happy it is done.  This was the biggest job on my 2013 Christmas list.

I love the back, one lonely wandering cow.


I had envisioned a lovely hand embroidered label, but after the M for Merry, I realized, I can not embroider.  CAN NOT.  The thread knotted endlessly and the result was sad.  So instead I freehanded script on my machine.  It is not perfect, but it is the best I could do!!

And now.... a little something for ME!!  I have been tempted by the Minoru for quite some time, and with all of the recent makes, I just could no longer justify not having one!!  "Notes From a Mad Housewife" made an awesome jacket.. notesfromamadhousewife.  I love her version.  Love the addition of the chest zipper pocket and I am definitely going to try her method of the 3 piece hood.  It fits her so nicely.  Definitely copying those front pockets!!  So I bought some beautiful denim, looks like a Monet watercolor.

I also dove in and bought the Sewaholic Renfrew.  I have tried tweaking my own Tshirt pattern to copy hers, but the fit was always, just almost.... So, I figured if I start with her pattern, my odds are so much better!!  I have two beautiful knits in line for that one.  It will probably be first, as I need something quick and satisfying. 

Stay Happy
Keep Sewing
and if you can't sew
Enjoy doing what you can!
and for a little Grandma eye candy...
 Look who's walking..



  1. Beautiful quilt! The like cow and embroidery are sweet touches.

    I love the many versions that have cropped up of that jacket. Have fun sewing it!!

  2. Beautiful quilt. Love the lone cow on the back and your machine embroidered message. I'm sure this will be a gift that will be treasured. I think you will love the Sewaholic Renfrew. I have had great success with it.