Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sewvivor - Understated - Cassie Scott

Welcome to my Sew-vivor audition! Thank you so much for taking a peek at what I have to offer. I'll introduce myself, then get right to it.

My name is Cassie Scott. I am a 31 year old mother of two, living in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. Last summer while pregnant with my second son, I suddenly had this crazy moment where I thought, "I'm going to sew every.last.thing my baby wears!" And I hastily bought a sewing machine off Amazon (not after extensive review shopping, of course). I didn't sew a single thing for that baby the rest of that year. I didn't even break the machine out until January.

Around September I came across the ever-so-popular plus quilts on Pinterest. Wow! Could quilting be this modern? I couldn't justify the price of purchasing one from some of the fabulous creators I'd come across, so I continued to swoon. Come the New Year, I finally decided to take out the sewing machine and give it a go on my own. I busted out my drawing pad and got to work on a pattern. I noted the finished sizes of the ones I'd been fond of, read up on the basics and got to work. I can't tell you how proud of that first quilt I was. I hurried through it and we've loved it to death. I look at it now compared to what I'm sharing today, and my goodness! It's awful! But that's the process of learning, right?

I have made countless quilts since January. Crib sized, mini's, a lap size I raffled to raise money for a mission trip. Each one has gotten better, and I've fallen more and more in love with quilting. I was incredibly excited to come across the opportunity of Sew-vivor through Family Ever After. Though I'm nervous to put it out there, I feel this would be a wonderful chance to expand my skills and knowlege, and meet some new friends along the way.

Meet Clementine. She's a gorgeous toddler quilt finishing at 36"x44". Machine pieced, quilted and hand bound. The top is a combination of a white 100% cotton solid and a vintage sheet I collected from an annual vintage market. The backing is a 100% cotton, modern black & white sketch print, and sandwhiched between is a medium weight cotton batting. I then straight line quilted on the diagonal with a veriegated cotton quilting thread in pastels. Finally she is bound off with a black and white stripe. It combines my love of vintage and modern elements in to one gorgeous quilt, perfect for any little girl.

Thank you again for taking the time to stop by, and good luck to the other contestants!