Prepping for Sewing Summit and a New Project Start

I’m so excited that I’ll be leaving for Sewing Summit in Salt Lake in just a couple of days. I spent the weekend gathering my supplies and making a list of what to work on so I will be prepared for non-stop sewing fun!

Ryan's ChevronsFirst up on the agenda is this new chevron quilt that I’m going to make for my 13 year old son.  It’s very similar in construction to my Charming Chevrons quilt, with different color placement and larger finished HST’s so it should be pretty simple to sew. I might tweak it a little to fit his twin-sized bed. I’ll probably end up calling it “Double Chevrons.”

We recently cleaned up my son’s room and put up new shelving as part of my sewing space redo. Since I moved his Legos out of my sewing loft, I had to give him more space to store his stuff! He has an electronic drum set that takes up most of his room (yes – I’m that kind of mom!) so we really need to cozy it up a little.

Room decor

DrumsI decided he needs a new quilt that matched the color scheme of his room. He’s into Yugioh, drums, space, and Tron. Fortunately, the furniture and decor in his room blend together in a nice palette of black, blue, grey, and cheddar. I told him that I get to design the front, but he gets to choose the back.

Kona Fabric PullSince I created the design in EQ7 I was able to print it off in color and pull matching Kona Solids to match (one of the perks of having a fabric store in the house).

Yugioh Be SheetI found this fabulous Yugioh sheet online for a song that I will use for the backing (thanks to a bit of google searching).

He was way excited about that.  I get to make a fun quilt and he’s happy with the backing and colors so it’s a win-win!

Next up, I’m going to try my best to finish up my Sunday Sling bag that I started in a class over 2 years ago! Each time I go to a retreat or quilting event I’m so jealous of all the cute hand-made bags everyone is wearing. This is how far I’ve gotten in 2 years, LOL!

Sunday SlingI’m just not into 3-D sewing – I’d rather make nice, flat quilts. But, I decided I better buckle down and finish this UFO so I have something to strut. And besides, if it turns out to be a disaster, I’m sure I can just buy one on etsy! :-)

So wish me luck as I frantically try to get ready this week. I’ve posted a list of classes I’m taking here and I’ve already heard from a few other blogger friends who are going – it’s going to be great!

25 thoughts on “Prepping for Sewing Summit and a New Project Start

  1. Louise Alexander says:

    have a great time…may I suggest using the sheet to make pillowcases for his bed rather than the backing…as his interest will change and his beautiful quilt will still be in vogue with a more neutral backing.

  2. Margaret A says:

    Good for you with the drums – I’m a big fan of supporting our kids’ musical and artistic interests! I’m working on the 2 charming chevrons for my grandsons and finished piecing the top of the first one over the weekend. I changed the direction of my points as well!! I was hesitant at first but then thought through how I will quilt it and sewed the rows together! I’ll have to post a pic later today on Flickr. Have a great time at the Sewing Summit!!

  3. Sarah says:

    I feel the exact same way about 3D projects…I just can’t get into them. I have 2 unfinished bags hiding in a corner! Have a blast at Sewing Summit. Can’t wait to hear all about it! (Oh! And I love the idea for your son’s quilt- can’t wait to see more!)

  4. Lorna McMahon says:

    Great plan for the new quilt. Your son will love it! Concerning the bag… I was just thinking the same thing yesterday. Two dimensional projects are where it’s at! PS. I am sew jelly! Have fun at Sewing Summit!

  5. Vicki says:

    Love the center transition point in your chevron quilt! The colors are outstanding. Sounds to me like your sewing summit will be wonderful. That bag is so much fun, colors are great! Good luck.

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