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All crafters have those projects that they eye for a long time just wanting to complete but for some reason never get around to.  I have been eyeing the Tulip Skirt pattern by Wikstenmade since the first time I saw which I believe was about a year ago.  First of all I would just like to say that Jenny of Wikstenmade is amazing and after working with her pattern I believe it even more.  This skirt was easy and a quick sew.  The only difficulty I had was with the buttonholes, and that was just because I was using such thick denim that my machine wasn’t cooperating.  In the end I made fake buttons with snaps underneath them.

I pretty much love this skirt.  Along with the pattern being easy it fits great.  I highly recommend the pattern.

Over the past year I have been playing with the idea of designing fabric.  With the availability of digital fabric printing, such as Spoonflower, it is now possible for anyone to design and print their own fabric.   I have now officially designed my own fabric.  Below is the Photoshop graphic and the fabric.  This is one of many designs I have made, but due to my lack of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills I was limited to geometric designs

After working A LOT with circles I was amazed to see just how much can be accomplished with circles and this fabric is proof.  I am really looking forward to creating and printing more fabric.

I have also been doing some sewing.  Here is a preview of the skirt I have been working on.

Abby Quilt 2

I am finding that so far I am not very consistent with updating this blog.  From here on out I am going to work on that.  So to start, here is my latest quilt.  It is Anna Maria Horner’s Folk Dance Quilt, and is made up of all Anna Maria Horner fabric.  I just have to say that I LOVED this quilt pattern and all of the different fabrics.  This quilt was both extremely easy and fast.  I recommend the pattern, especially if you are eyeing zigzag quilts or want to try out triangles for the first time.  Plus the pattern is perfect for showing off some great prints.

Abby Quilt 1

This quilt was made for one of my close friends for her birthday.  I am happy to say that not only did the quilt make it to her by her birthday; it was actually a couple months early.  This is highly unusual for me.  Normally my handmade gifts make it to their recipients months after.

Abby Quilt 4

Now that I have finished this quilt I am ready to start my next one, which is also a birthday present.  The next quilt is for my sister, and I can definitely say that that will not be getting to her on her birthday because her birthday has already passed and I have yet to cut into the fabric.  I guess I better get started.

Abby Quilt 3