Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More Selfish Sewing

It feels good to be a little selfish sometimes.  I spend so much time sewing gifts for other people and hardly ever keep anything I make for myself.  I've been feeling a little blah about sewing and quilting recently (completely technical measure of feeling, I know).  Part of it is because the beautiful summer weather, part of it is a little bit of depression kicking in, and part of it was that I just wasn't having fun.  Then last weekend I made two Wiksten tanks and BAM!  My sewing mojo was back!  Last night I had some down time so I decided to make some more.

The first was made using Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics lovely cream and gold print.  This one went together really fast.  I learned from the last Wiksten that I made out of quilting cotton (using the new Arizona line) that it makes the tank fit a little smaller in the bust so I adjusted my sewing accordingly.  It fits beautifully and I'm wearing at work today!  I can't wait to show it off at my local quilt guild meeting tonight.

For Wiksten #4 I'm using April Rhode's Arizona print Triangle Tokens in Voile.  This fabric is much harder to work with than the other three I've made so far; it's very slippery.  I started by starching the heck out of it and that seems to have helped a little bit at least.  I got the pocket sewed on last night before hanging up my scissors for the night.

I'm linking up with this weeks WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

On a different note, today is the last day of the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop so be sure to check out these amazing new quilt bloggers in your online reading this week:

Janet @ Simply Pieced
Kristyn @ Melon Patch Quilts
Rachel @ Quiltineering
Heather @ QA Creations

Jenn @ Sew Crafty Jenn
Cheryl @ Texas Quilting Gal
Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Pam @ Sewing Wilde
Shauna @ Shauna's World


  1. Good on you for taking time to make things for yourself for a change.

  2. Still love this top ... you may have inspired me to make one. Although I am really scared!


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