Do It Yourself

It’s Sew Coming Together!

The amount of tears and memories that flooded over me as I made this quilt top reminded me that my dad will forever be near and dear. As I pieced together this fabric, each stitch was driven by sweet memories of my dad that engulfed my need to push forward with it.

I won’t even lie, there were times when I really did want to give up. The tears became too overwhelming and I couldn’t stop the sobs as I struggled to breath. Yet, something deep down inside kept pushing me.

People, we have a quilt top! Oh, it is perfection and I am so thrilled to share it with you all.

Piecing together a quilt can be extremely tricky at points, if you don’t have a plan of action. In my last post, I provided a preview of my thought process with the nifty worksheet provided with the pattern used above. It was extremely helpful in keeping on track with which pieces needed to be sewn together and managing the rows. It was fairly easy with this quilt, seeing as the blocks were so big – I knew what rows needed to be pieced together with ease. At the same time, I have made quilts with more rows and trust me, this does come in handy.

It’ll be a while before I get this one quilted together, because I have an embroidery project that I need to add to it for personal reasons. Once it’s completed, I promise I will share it with you all.

In the mean time, I have tons of other sewing projects and quilts that are in progress –

At the voyager, we had a few new special staff members start that I am very close to. Of course, I had to make them a little office flair to welcome them on board.

If you are just starting out sewing, these bunting flags are the easiest project you could take on. You can use a variety of different takes on the flags to make them your own. Don’t believe me, just check here.

Over the next few weeks I’ll have more projects to share, sewing tips, and a few takeaways for anyone interested in tackling their own sewing projects over the summer.

Tonight, I am allowing myself to drink and play a little Cards Against Humanity!

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14 Comments

  • Reply Helene

    this is amazing. what a wonderful way to remember him. awesome!

    June 5, 2014 at 10:22 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Thanks Helene – it’s been a good part of the grieving process for me to create this in his memory.

      June 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Christina

    It’s beautiful Sevi! What a meaningful project to undertake. How wonderful it’ll feel to wrap yourself up in this quilt when it’s all done!

    June 5, 2014 at 10:48 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Thanks Christina! I am looking forward to it being done, but it’ll be some time with other projects I have going on.

      June 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I’m impressed girl!

    June 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      June 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Cris @ My Fashion Juice

    Never thought of making those bunting flags for parties but you gave me an idea! That quilt is looking good by the way!

    June 8, 2014 at 12:27 am
    • Reply Sevi

      I made them for a gender reveal party and they worked out so well!

      Thanks for the love, that quilt is my new baby!

      June 8, 2014 at 9:26 am
  • Reply burpclothsblog

    Gorgeous! I can barely sew a straight line.

    June 8, 2014 at 8:11 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you! I took one sewing class and that was it – let me know if you ever want any pointers.

      June 8, 2014 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Jennifer L (@JennsRAQ)

    Love, love, love!!! You certainly have an eye for patterns and colors and such. It’s looking beautiful already. πŸ™‚
    One of these days, probably when I don’t have babies or toddlers, I will get around to learning to use a sewing machine. I can hand sew, but it’s nothing impressive unless you’re a 7 year old whose stuffed unicorn horn just fell off….then, my skills are pretty amazing. πŸ˜‰

    June 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you so much! I love picking out different patterns for various projects. If you ever have time and want to sit down, I love giving people the basics of machine sewing! It’s therapeutic for me πŸ™‚

      June 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Angela Williamson

    What a beautiful thing to do. The colors and patterns are perfect. :):)

    I’ve been trying to get back into sewing in order to teach my daughter…super rusty. Loving the flags idea. Right now, I just let her practice sewing lines on fabric so she can get the hang of it.

    June 8, 2014 at 11:12 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you so much! I am putting a lot of work into it. Practicing sewing lines is the best way to start. I literally took a ruler and marker to a white pillow case and practiced all of my stitches on my machine to make myself familiar with them and sewing straight.

      June 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm

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