The Beginning of an Addiction

Because I have had no time to sew over the last couple of weeks, I thought I would share with you some of my very first sewing projects. Last August is when I purchased my first sewing machine and learned to sew. Looking back, I realize how ambitious I was. When you are a newbie, full of excitement and eager to learn, there is nothing you can’t do. For me at least, not knowing the rules helped me to approach sewing fearlessly. The fourth thing I made is a Bionic Gear Bag. (The pattern is found on Craftsy.) Holy moly! What the heck was I thinking?? This is not a newbie project. lol It took me a whole day to make!

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The binding was the most difficult thing for me sew on because there was so much bulk on the sides.

My first quilt was made soon after. The pattern I followed had an on point layout and I changed it to a horizontal layout. On point would have been awesome, but the triangles that would’ve been around the edges of the quilt intimidated me. Here are the cut pieces:

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On this next photo, I am sewing together the rows I pieced together. My brave self! I had no clue!! lol

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Ahhh! The finished quilt!

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Even though I used no glue to glue baste, it came out great. The rows are stitched together horizontally and some of the vertical rows were a bit off, but I was tickled pink. Binding was sewn on with a machine. I haven’t attempted to hand stitch binding on yet, but from viewing everyone else’s beautiful quilts, I may need to give it a go. One of the next things I made was a double oven mitt.

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I found a tutorial on Youtube for this on Crafty Gemini Creates‘ channel. This worked up really fast and I made a few of these for Christmas gifts. The next quilt I made was a chevron pattern. Totally clueless me, I made this baby sized quilt without squaring up any of the half square triangles. I still love the way it came out.

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Since last August, my creative world has been flipped, turned upside down. (Fresh Prince anyone? Haha!) Whether I have time to sew or not, I am doodling, painting, drawing, or educating myself about all things artsy craftsy. I feel most alive when I am creating! The day for our house remodeling to be complete cannot get here fast enough. Besides more room for the entire family, I will have a craft space that my machine can stay out to play, and my art supplies will be at arms reach. Until then…

xo

Pam

 

6 responses to “The Beginning of an Addiction

  1. Interesting! I find binding easier to sew on by hand than by machine. When trying to sew by machine, it often doesn’t look as good or straight on the back side. Or I find the binding doesn’t get caught in the sewing. So I prefer to hand sew the binding.

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