Wednesday, June 15, 2011

15 Minute Challenge With Kate






I'm linking up to Kate's 15 minute challenge again this week . Pop on over to her blog for a peek. Apparently her daughter has a plan to make money on eBay from Kate's fabric stash once Kate kicks the bucket. I've already given Little Miss Sunshine strict instructions that she is to come and rescue my stash when I pop off this mortal coil or I'm sure my lovely fabric will end up at the local Goodwill.

It's been another slow paced week on the sewing front here at Maison Pyjamas but I'm enjoying it. Aside from finally finishing the Dresden blocks this week, starting and finishing a surprise project  and hand sewing  another Tis the Season block there was a lot of other slow creativity happening.

I made a label for the top secret project (all will be revealed soon )


I started making  some cupcakes of the inedible variety


Half the Dresden's have actual sashing. Now I'm stressing out about getting everything to match up at the end.


I pressed and cut half  of the red and black and white quilt into strips because if I don't get moving on that project it's not going to be done in time for my nephew's birthday in August. . By the way I just want to reiterate how much I hate pressing seams. I must really love that kid because this quilt has a billion of them.


I went mad with my rotary cutter and cut the rest of the fabric into strips ready to bang together when I get a spare 5 minutes three hours.


I have some loose goals for this week but we'll see what develops. Life is good.

Pop on over for a sticky beak at what other creative types have been up to this week.  

20 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Wow! And I thought I was doing good stitching bookmarks and a wristlet. ☺

Can't wait to see that gorgeous Dresden Quilt all stitched together. Personally, I think it looks fabulous just as it is. ☺

Happy Wednesday!

Marg said...

Just goes to show how much you can get done with an extra day on the weekend.
You have been busy and I love all of it.
I'm still in love with your Dresdens, they are going to look amazing all sewn together.
Love your label too, that looks so good.

Amanda said...

Love the red black and white and you are becoming the queen of stitchery. I'm still in blog slow down mode.

Leanne said...

Great fabric for a boys quilt. I very rarely press seams as I go, I have a terrible aversion to all forms of ironing.

Jennifer said...

Not bad for 15 minutes.......!

Vesuviusmama said...

I, too, hate pressing seams. Or ironing large pieces of fabric. Or clothing. Hell, I just hate the iron and everything you do with it. Well, except my antique cast iron iron that I use as a doorstop in my bedroom - that one can stay.

Mistea said...

Lots of gorgeous progress there in whatever time is available in the sewing room.
Love the way that red/black/white is coming together, very sad about all the pressing.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Keep Stitchin' said...

Looks like you're still managing to get a lot done. No baking today??? I did... I baked up some cupcakes for Father's Day, stuck them in the freezer.

Lorraine said...

Not bad for a slow week Mrs P.....!! I think preparation is the key to getting things done...when you have a spare minute or two cut those strips/pieces for the quilt you are putting together, or trace off that stitchery ready to stitch in front of the tele on a cold night..the dresdens are coming along nicely....and love the black/white/red quilt....have a great rest of the week....!

melissa said...

Careful Marg doesnt knock you off your perch, 146 yards plus the rest could be tempting!!

I really love the Dresdens the sashing is a great choice, can you please hurry up and finish it so i can admire it in its entirety. Thanks!

ps how do you make your labels??

Kate said...

Yep, Kiddo has absolutely no appreciation for my fabric. I can only hope that at some point in her life the fabric hoarding gene will kick in!

Lots of good stuff on your blog. The Dresdens are looking gorgeous, I like the pink sashing. The red and black project is looking good too. I try to press as I go, I hate saving it all up.


Thanks for linking up this week. Hope your slow crafty mojo keeps working.

thea said...

I love your label can't wait to see the unveiling! and the black, red and white, beautiful.. great week, without pressure (and all that baking you did too!).

Brenda said...

Love the red/black quilt - it seems very manly - perfect for a nephew. You are so encouraging to me, I've gotten some sewing in too-I'll post later this week.

AnnieO said...

Good thing you aren't told to STOP after 15 minutes, lol! Great progress on all fronts. Being off sugar just now, those cupcakes are looking pretty great. Can't wait to see the suprise project.

Can you send Little Miss Sunshine to my house with your stash? Not that I want that day to come or anything. Just sayin'.

Deb said...

Those Dresden plates are absolutely beautiful. I think I am always telling you how wonderful they are. Love your label for your surprise project. You have been an extremely busy beaver Miss Shay.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You've been busy!! I love that every project you've shown is really different from each other. Does stitching cup cakes make you want to cook some to eat? Seeing yours made me want to, but they'd have to have a cherry on the top just like your pattern. I'm busting to see the mystery quilt...

quiltfool said...

Hey, Shay. Love that label. When I'm doing sashing, I sew it on one row of blocks and then use a ruler to mark the unsewn side of the sashing exactly where my next row of blocks needs to hit to make a straight line from the top or bottom of one block to the top or bottom of the next block. Without that mark, I've made some really wonky quilts. Take care. Lane

Marti said...

I would say you have much more than 15 minutes a day this week. You have accomplished so much and I ADORE the Dresden plate quilt. I don't know who Little Miss Sunshine is, but I could leave my stash to her too. Beats the dumpster, right?

BTW, I replied to your comment before I saw how much you've gotten done this week. Well done!

Michelle said...

Your projects are moving right along! The pink sashing on your Dresdens is perfect. And I'm always a sucker for black, white, and red quilts. They're always just stunning.

Elizabeth said...

Love that red and black quilt!

Those Dresdens are looking so awesome!

And I love the cupcakes!

Keep at it!

xo -E