Friday, October 14, 2011

{amylouwho} sew & tell: v3.4 ~ a skirt!

Welcome to sew & tell! Hope you found us okay, and I'm SO sorry about the mess with last week and my URL. Please note my new address is

It is especially important today to link back to this page so that everyone can know where to find us! I've updated the HTML for the sew & tell button on the side so you can just swap out your old button. But enough boring stuff...

I'm fresh off the heels of The Sewing Summit! Which I will be talking about some more until you want to run screaming to your nearest quilt shop just to get away from me. But seriously, what a great weekend and I came back SO inspired and motivated to start hacking up my fabric!

It's one thing to read a bunch of blogs and get inspired, it's a completely different and exhilarating thing to meet these bloggers in person and sew with them!

I finished my bee blocks during sewing time last Saturday night and started another dresden table topper/miniquilt. I then came home and cut strips for a table runner I've been meaning to make forever, and a skirt as a going away gift for a friend. So clearly when I say it was inspiring, it was! I wish I had all weekend to just sit around and play with fabric!

I have a dear friend that I've made this year who is moving today. :( It's a long story that maybe I'll blog about another time, but she gave me ...wait for it... HER SURFBOARD! I'm so stoked, dude, to like, start surfing next summer!

But seriously, it's amazing. I don't have a picture of it yet, but I will. I have to! It's my favorite color!! Anyway, that little scarf I made a couple weeks ago was for her, but I also wanted to make her a skirt.
oh yes, another skirt
I pulled out my trusty pattern and sized it up for her. I just loved this Amy Butler Bali Gates for her because of the color and it looked beachy to me. The oval in the pattern almost looks like a surfboard.

my new izzy and ivy 'sprinkles' in use
One of the things in our swag bags from The Sewing Summit were these cute little 'sprinkles' (tags) from Izzy and Ivy Designs. I love it! Now we can all find the backs of these skirts without have to check the seams!

So, what have you been up to this week?

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8 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Candied Fabrics said...

Woot, so cute! I've got a doozy of a post to link to today!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Like your new URL!

Kristen said...

That's one of my favorite fabrics. It does remind me of the fresh blue waters. Your skirts are wonderful.

trish said...

Yay Amy. A surf board! How cool is that? Love your skirt and recognized the little tag immediately (from TSS). :o)
Have a super weekend!

Heather said...

Cute skirt! She'll love it! :o)

tara said...

Cute finish. The tag is great. Cant wait to use mine.

ktquilts said...

I love the skirt, some of my favorite colors!!!

Hope everything gets straightened out with your blog soon! Let me know if I can help!

bethanndodd said...

Cute skirt! Great little tag...wish I could have gone to the Sewing Summit...I am jealous! Thanks for the the linky party! Smiles~Beth

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