Sunday, June 27, 2010

Table Runner

Welcome all my Sew N Tell friends: Scroll down to see 2 quilts in progress and a finish. And consider following:)

I'm in the middle of alot of projects right now, but I needed a finish. So I started another one, crazy right?

A new table runner for the table.


I LOVE the fabric on the back



Happy Sewing,
Maranda

Monday, June 21, 2010

Playing with Color

I cant be put into a box or easily defined. My likes in style and hobbies are vast. One day Im drinking hot tea and listening to classical music (I love Chopin) and the next I'm blaring country while shooting guns.



I'm the same way when it comes to quilts I love traditional, modern, funky...OK I'm quilt obsessed. But I have been trying to get more bold with color...at least in some of my quilts because I always play it safe.



So I pulled out some scraps and got to work. (I keep them in vases so I can always see them in the studio) Which is finally more than a corner but more on that later.

Heres what I got so far:



What do you think? I love how scrappy they are and they are anything but safe:)

Happy Sewing,
Maranda

PS: A quick picture of the blocks the kids and I made. Its coming along and quickly becoming a favorite.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blocks & Questions



So I had a bunch of 2.5in squares that I had gotten for my birthday and the kids wanted to help mommy make blocks last night.

My blocks:



Lizzy's Blocks:



J.J.'s Blocks:



I had 3 cut of each fabric so I told them to pick 3 colors and make 2 matching blocks.

When we were done, J.J. (my 6 year old) said: "Thanks for letting me help, It was really fun. But my block came out too uniformed, it wasn't what I was expecting." Oh my, I guess next time he need more creative control.

*Questions*
I have gotten a few emails lately and I turned them into questions to get everyone covered:)

1) Wasn't you adopting? Yes I was, but quickly realized that since it was family I would have to move away for it to work. (Basically they wanted me to raise him and they still play parents, well went they wanted of course.) I found them a wonderful couple to adopt but in the end they decided to keep him. So no baby for me.

2) You and your husband is separated, right? Yes, different houses for 10 months, unfortunately its becoming clear that this will be permanent, but we will see. He didn't cheat or anything, just grew apart. We got married really young, I was 16 and he was 20. Some days I love him and some days I want to kill him. (You know what I mean if you have been through this)

3) Why haven't you been sewing? Well pretty much because I feel like crap. See questions 1 and 2. But I think I have been bitten by the sewing bug. Some days are better than others.

And finally whats next for M&M Studio:

I will be teaching sewing and quilting classes. The 1st class is June 26th. Wish me Luck.
I have a few patterns that should be out soon.
And hopefully I can get in a little fabric designing since it my love.

~Happy Sewing~
Maranda

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Green with Envy

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Everything I have sewn has been green.




I Love the scrunch fabric. Pattern here.



This bag is reversible and came together very quickly. I stock both of these fabric in my shop. It's more lime than my camera picked up. (But the photos in my shop are a true match) Pattern here.



This is my own pattern, needs a little work but its coming together.

Happy sewing,
~Maranda

PS: I have gotten a few question and will be answering them in the next post as well as whats next for M&M Studio!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Finish!



I finally finished something!!! This cute little baby quilt.



Ceramic buttons, who knew?

Also I have a couple patterns on the way.

XO~M