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Pinwheel Spinwheel

Published on July 24, 2014, in Quilting, Sewing.

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Back in February, the Modern Quilt Guild announced their next fabric challenge. The challenge was sponsored my Michael Miller Fabrics and features their Petal Pinwheels fabric line. We at Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild took a poll of who wanted to participate and received the six challenge fabrics to pass out those participating.

Now even before we received the fabrics I set to work on designing my challenge idea.

Now when the fabric arrived I had a problem. The green fabric from the initial posting about the challenge wound up to be the orange colorway of the same print. Well I had things based one four main colors…and now I had five. Whew, a solution was found though and things progressed.

From slabs of each color…

To…well…to a setback in the form of a rotary cutting mishap (kids be careful out there!)…

To using glue basting and paperless paper piecing techniques…

And eventually with much crying over the spiral quilting we come to the end product. I dub thee Pinwheel Spinwheel, a 55″ square quilt make nearly entirely of Michael Miller fabrics. I did have to sub in some white Kona when I ran out of the Cotton Couture white. Quilting was done in 50 wt Aurifil in light gray. I first quilting in a spiral from the center of the pinwheel then finished out with my favorite free-motion doodle. I also added a “Pinwheel” in free-motion in the lower left corner. I’ve done a word like this on three quilts now and I think I like the new tradition.




Rocket Factory Update

Published on March 21, 2014, in Shop.

All done! Rocket orders are currently closed until BlytheCon 2014 is over. Thank you!

Dispatched from hangar: 28
Prepared to launch: 0
Remaining: 0

Blythe Rocket Reservations are Open!

Published on February 14, 2014, in Shop.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Blythe Rocket Reservations are now open. The ‘store’ tab up at the top will take you there. If you have any questions just let me know.

In other news prep has begun for BlytheCon 2014 being held in Seattle in August. Are you going? What would you like to see from SewPixie there? Non shop wise I’ve got at least four quilts on the go and am in full swing as this year’s secretary of the local Modern Quilt Guild.

<3 Becca

Rocket Reservations Open on Valentine’s Day

Published on January 22, 2014, in Blythe, Shop.

Good morning! Invoices for the last of the reserved rockets are going out this morning. I’ll be taking a short break to work on other project but reservations will open back up soon. The reservations will work the same as before. The shopping cart here on the blog is where you will make your order and select silver/gold, the interior flannel pattern, and your zipper color choice. There are photos of the choices on the item page. Once your rocket is complete you will receive an email and photos of your rocket then a PayPal invoice. Still looking a 2-6 week turnaround but will try to make the wait as short as possible.

Blythe Rocket Reservation Countdown

The feedback has been great and much appreciated. Thanks so much and remember if you have any questions just drop me a line. I’ve been posting update photos to Facebook and Instagram as well as Twitter and Flickr.

Harriet the Jerry Berry with the last ten rockets ready to launch from the rocket factory

Harriet the Jerry Berry with the last ten rockets ready to launch from the rocket factory

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Rocket Factory

Published on December 12, 2013, in Blythe, Shop.

Greetings from the SewPixie Rocket Factory (ok so really greetings from my work training…shhhh). Here is the current status of the rocket reservations. This will continue to be updated with which group is being worked on and then the lineup of the next groups. The reservations said to expect 2-6 weeks but I am trying really hard to make it 2-3 weeks if not less. When you rocket is ready you will receive an email letting you know plus your PayPal invoice. Now it is the holiday season so if your rocket is ready but you aren’t, just let me know and we will work together to have short term storage in the hangar (yes I have gotten carried away with making up lingo for all of this…this is no shock to those who know me). If you are not on this list but did put in a reservation please contact me. I do see a few order numbers skipped so I assume those are ones that were started but not submitted.

Already left the hangar: 43
Remaining: 0

=Just Finished=