Luke Haynes' Deer Quilt Sew-Along 

Are you getting daily e-mails from WeAllSew yet?

I have seen some really neat items on WeAllSew, including the coiled rope bowls made out of clothesline. It's really a fun blog to follow, I highly recommend it.

The above Deer Quilt is a featured Sew-Along on WeAllSew with quilt architect, Luke Haynes.

I've decided I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to sew-along with this project. Go here to download how to get started!

My strong suit has never been choosing colors by light/medium/dark. However, Luke seems to have the same mindset with these things as I do. "There's nothing wrong with making two or three of any project til you feel it is right." I can go along with that!

Of course, I will not try really easy fabrics first, as Luke suggests. I've chosen grey prints.

My sewing studio is at least put together enough at this point where I'll be able to do part 2 of this week's assignment; which is to print out the Deer pattern, tape it together, and cut it out. I think I mentioned on Facebook and maybe to a few of you who I've seen lately that I am renovating my sewing room. I bought some new shelving and am rearranging my tables in hopes of fitting more work surfaces. Anyway, I do have my cutting table set up, so my homework tonight is making the paper templates.

Sew Along with Me!!

Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:15:00 PM Categories: Challenges Ideas Pattern Review Tutorial Works in Progress

chevron fleece pullover 

Happy Autumn, Everyone!

As much as I love wearing layers, I really envy my dear friend, and past Daley's employee, Shawnna, who moved to Texas recently. I prefer the heat!

Here's a fabulous, easy, and most importantly, WARM pullover that I made with some black and white chevron fleece that came in recently. This is made with a McCall's pattern. The pattern features side panels, so for those of us who want to conceal, we can use black fleece on the sides for a slimming illusion. The one illusion I'd like to have for the next time I make this project is a different color for the sleeves. The chevron stripes on the shoulders, for me at least, gives a football player effect. The pattern also includes the option to add a hood. Excellent when it comes to keeping ears and cheeks warm!

I've got several projects that I'm in the middle of that I will be sure to post pictures of as soon as I finish them!

And remember, we've still got raffle tickets available to win that brand new BERNINA 350 sewing machine! All proceeds go to benefit Breast Cancer research at Dana-Farber, right here in Brookline, MA. Stop by the store anytime, or you can even purchase tickets online and I'll mail them to you!

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Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Friday, October 11, 2013 10:22:00 AM Categories: Completed Projects Ideas Pattern Review