Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WOW – October 26, 2011

This week did not allow for barely any sewing. The only think I worked on was my corset.  We had the last class last night and I got it almost finished I just had a little hand sewing left and I did it this morning at my hair dresser while I was under the dryer.  I think it was the first time she had anyone sew in her salon.  I love the way my corset turned out now I have to plane the rest of the outfit that will go with it.

Hope everyone else had a better sewing week then I did.
 Lisa Mortell

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WOW – October 19, 2011

I had the most productive week in a long time.  I attribute that to my wonderful husband letting me hold up in my sewing room all last weekend.  It was also one of the busiest weeks I have had in a long time.  I attended two classes the first one was an all day workshop by Rosemary Eichorn call Collage-Crash Course (I took a day of vacation for this!!!) and the second was my second corset class. 

Rosemary was a wonderful teacher and I learned so much from this experience.  I have my wall hanging almost done I’m going to be doing some beading on the roses and the sky and then I will need to bind.  I really love the way it looks after you wash your collage. I will make sure and show you all what it looks like when I have it completely done. 
I finished two Affairs of the Heart block this week.  I’m getting closer to finishing. 

I finished my two appliqué panels for my nephews quilt and did the thread painting (my first time!!) I’m so happy with the way they turned out. I now have two more panels to do and ten other bocks to finish and then I can start putting this quilt together. 

Lastly I put the rest of the front and back to my corset together.  Next week will be the last class we will be installing the lacing, boning and binding.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WOW - October 12, 2011

I spent most of my week working on my Affairs of the Heart I finished one block and got another one 80% done.  I really can’t wait to finish this quilt and start putting it together.  I have nine more blocks to go so I can at least see the finish line.

The other highlight of me week was I took a corset class with my daughter.  Last night was the first class and we learned how to install the busks.  I have a little home work because I used a lace over satin and everything needs to be basted first so I will do that so I don’t get behind in class.

Hope everyone had a great week.
Lisa Mortell

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WOW-October 5th 2011

This year is going so fast I find it hard to believe its October already.  I had a great week and I finished a few projects and took a really interesting class on how to bead with your sewing machine. As soon as I got my sewing machine back I went back to work on my QAYG project and I finished it.  Really happy with the way this turned out the colors are great and the quilt was fun to make.

This is the samples of the beading class that I took. The right sample is the beads on the top of the fabric and the left is putting the beads underneath the fabric.  I plane to add beads to the top and then cut it down and put a binding on it.

I finished my Peaceful Pathways Part two this week and I’m pretty happy with it. Looking forward for the next step.

Lastly I finally did a block to my Affairs of the Heart Quilt I have not picked it up for 8 week and I really need to get busy on it. So I finished this block last night and I plane to work on another one today.

Hope everyone had a great week.
Lisa Mortell