(Last) Weekending
Weekending: Sunny Days!

3TT: Making/Doing & Dreaming

I thought I'd share three things that I'm working on! If you follow me on IG, you've likely seen all of this but there are a few more details/updates here.

Thing #1

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I'm Banging Out my Main Squeeze. Since I took this photo, I've knit the other front and started the first sleeve. I'm just past the increases on that sleeve, so expect to finish that one and get a start on the second at Knit Night tonight! There's a glimmer of hope that I might actually finish by the end of the month.

 

Thing #2

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I'm really pretty chuffed about this Alabama A-line Tunic. I'd intended to make a dress but didn't take into consideration the width of the fabric when I ordered it from Spoonflower. But hey, a tunic with in-seam pockets is JUST FINE!!

I've sewn it on my machine -- including the neck & sleeve edges, which I just turned under a quarter inch and stitched. I'm still getting used to my "new" machine, so there's a little wonkiness on one neck edge, but nothing that most people would even notice. I'm going to fell the seams by hand, because I like the way that looks, and still have to determine how I'll finish the hem (if I finish it at all). This is Spoonflower's Organic Cotton Knit fabric, which is technically a lighter weight than Alabama Chanin's Organic Cotton Jersey, but it feels a bit heftier/more substantial as a single layer, for some reason.

I plan to be wearing this in three weeks when we're on vacation in Mexico!

 

Thing #3

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I stopped in at my local antique mall the other day to measure a dresser, but spotted this quilt top folded up on a chair in the front window and made a bee-line! The shop owner, who is also my neighbor and a high school classmate (though we weren't chummy then), said that her mom gave it to her 40 years ago, and that she thought the pattern was "reverse bow tie." From my TINY little bit of research, I'm gonna say no to that... the bow tie quilts that I've seen are a bit more angular (the circles are octagons). I don't know what this is called and I don't care... I LOVE IT!! And it reminds me a lot of the cheater panel quilt that I made for Malina, but much smaller scale. It'll need a little TLC here and there... someday. Meanwhile, I just keep looking at it and showing it (with a squee!) to all who enter my home!

 

Comments

Vera

These are all so good!! LOVE your tunic - that will be perfect on vacation. And your main squeeze seems to be coming along FAST. Your FIND at the shop is gorgeous! I can't believe the shop owner didn't want it!!!

Bonny

I'm with Vera — three wonderful things! I wonder if the quilt top is some kind of Drunkard's Path variation? You're right, it doesn't matter what it's called because it's great (and obviously meant to find its way to you)!

Kat

Ooo! I love your A-line top! It is AWESOME!! (and that quilt top is not bad either :) )

Margene

That quilt is amazing!! Good for you in buying it, enjoy its beauty, and for planning to give it some TLC! Your top will be perfect for Mexico!

Sarah

That tunic looks fabulous on you -- it'll be perfect for Mexico! And what a find that quilt is!

Robby H.

I kinda want to make a quilt like that top you found. I mean, I have absolutely no business starting anything new now. BUT, I did save it on IG so I can ponder it a bit more. It will be fun to see what you do with it.

Robin

Love, love, love your tunic. It has the perfect drape and the fabric is gorgeous. Wear it in good health! Your quilt find is lovely. Will you quilt it or frame it?

Mary

Those are three very fun makes! Our local fabric store owner was at Spoonflower last week and I'm curious about it. Would love to know more about your experience. I'd say that tunic is gonna get non-stop wear on your trip!

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