Wednesday, January 21, 2009

merryheathre, Seamstress Extraordinaire!

Well, I'm happy to report that my New Year's resolution of finishing one project per month is going really well. I've already finished two projects this month! The first one was actually twofold. I made baby quilts for my first ever roommate - well, really, for her twin babies. The fabric is s'mores by Me and My Sister for Moda, which is reminiscent of our days in the dorm, getting marshmallows as big as possible in the microwave.

I divided the fabric by color - so one quilt is pink and blue and the other is green and purple. I used a layer cake, a panel and yardage to make them. It's a snowball block (and big - so it's easy!).

Then, once I had packaged them up and mailed them away, I spent a little quality time with my sewing machine for myself. I made the Birdie Sling by Amy Butler using fabric and pattern that were given to me by my one blog follower (you know who you are!). It's Joel Dewberry fabric - Ginseng, I believe. The finished product is really quite big. I can practically carry a laptop or a binder. My favorite part (which of course I don't have a picture of) is the lining. I matched up the fabric perfectly across the bottom seam. That's where the extraordinaire comes from... :)

Next up, a slew of cooking. I made tiny black lentils last night and they're delicious! I put two chipotle peppers, a bay leaf, onion, and garlic in while they cooked (I had help - someone posted the recipe, I can't take credit) and they're smoky and tasty. I served them (to myself) over sticky rice with feta and cilantro. And, the best part is they're pretty.


  1. I love the sling... it's beautiful! I'll have to take sewing lessons from you because I totally want to make the dresses from the movie Pride and Prejudice (BBC version). They may have to be modernized a tad... but I'd totally wear them!

  2. Your sewing skills NEVER cease to amaze me. One project a month? Sounds fabulous! Then again you are fabulous!

  3. You should fire who ever was helping debut your fabolous quilts (but I'm not going to name names) as one glorious corner can not be seen. Tisk, tisk. :)


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