My Mum is a fabulous seamstress, who has made our kids clothes, my ball gowns and 1930′s outfits for the Hawkes Bay Art Deco weekends in New Zealand. This is the first time, my mum and I have talked about fabric and sewing. She had mentioned that a woman in her book club had this great teapot skirt. We ...read more
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This is the Week of Birthdays, which will be followed by the Weekend of House Guests. Which actually may end up being called The Weekend of House Guests who Melted because the AC Broke. Yeah. It's that kind of week. And with temps already reaching the mid 90s, boy do we need that AC!
But anyways. Look! The churn dashes! They are finished! And I am please to report that Mario is very happy with the way they turned out :)
It's actually bigger than this. There is a 4th row on the top. But it was too tall ... read more
I actually finished this baby up a few weeks ago, but life has been crazy and Friday has slipped past numerous times without me posting.
This was my first real go at improv piecing, and I love it... it was a fantastic way to use up loads of scraps and hard to use fabrics.
|My favorite block|
My Swoon quilt is finally finished. I haven't even had a chance to take good pictures of it yet but I just couldn't wait to share it with you guys. My parents bought me the quilt kit such a long time ago and I waiting a long time to get started. I finally finished piecing the top last year and took it to the long arm to be quilted around October of last year.
|Should have known it wasn't big enough.|
My long arm quilter started having problems with her machine and needed to ... read more
Welcome to finish it up Friday!
Sometimes you have to make a quilt just because you have the fabric, right?
Yesterday I worked diligently on the Cancer Resource Center (CRC) quilt. To complete the quilt, I needed to three additional blocks and a border to a section. All done QAYG, of course. Since this is an emotion quilt, I wanted to add some emotional words, but subtle and let the guild members blocks shine.
At first, I was just going to use the grey 50wt Aurifil, but then I remember I had some orange 28wt Aurifil. I think it really adds to the blocks.
I have been a project-finishing MACHINE. Seriously. Last weekend, I made a purse! And I have another quilt top to show you. But it will have to wait until there's enough daylight for pictures :)
But look! Purse!
It's the accordion bag pattern from Sew Sweetness that I got in my Pattern Parcel. Except instead of making the front flap accordion-like, I made it a quilt as you go panel. First time I've ever done QAYG, but I really love the results!
I used some fun, happy dots for the inside.
My old bag was looking so sad ... read more
As promised, a big finish! Okay, it could be bigger. I just haven't mustered the courage to baste this gigantic monster, so it isn't quilted. But still! This has been in progress so long, it still feels like a huge accomplishment!
Okay, so we had like 10 minutes to do this before Mario had to go to work. And it's huge and Mario wasn't tall enough to hold the thing up without it touching the ground...
So we moved so he could stand on the circle of bricks around the tree. Didn't help as much ... read more
I have been calling this quilt Sunny Trails from the beginning because that was the name Corey used when she made it for Moda Bake Shop and since I was using the Sunkissed line by Sweetwater it worked. But as I was sewing on the binding I decided Sunkissed Trails was just as appropriate of a name and I just liked it a little better. So I have now dubbed this one Sunkissed Trails.
|So much prettier than my typical laundry|
|Finished front of quilt|
I'm struggling big time with the whole "February is Over" concept... seriously, where did it go? My February's are always manic, between back to school, back to work and all my kids having birthdays this time of year. I am quite glad to be seeing the back end of this month, to be honest.
I have one measly finish for the month, which I finished a few weeks ago, then never got as far as taking photos of (did I mention February is also a rainy month here?). This is a long standing UFO that I never really ...
I made the top at the end of 2013 and just finished quilting, binding and labeling just in time. The baby was born a week ago! Now I just have to deliver it.
The theme for the baby's room is Sailboats. I didn't ask about colors, just thought I would do my own thing. I had bought a cute brown and blue flannel last summer that I was dying to use, so brown and blue sailboats came to be!!
The flannel needed to be one inch wider, so the leftover blocks came to the rescue and made it ... read more
Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I should really call this post "down the rabbit hole". :) I had a lot of little scraps of fusible web (I use Lite Steam a Seam 2) leftover after making my waiting blocks. Since I have a hard time throwing anything away, I thought I'd use them up by making ticker tape cards.
I did finish my Charming Squares quilt this week, that's three quilt finishes in the last three weeks. I don't expect I will be able to keep up this pace, but it is nice to get some of these lingering quilts finished. I had a little fun with the photography. There is this great giant turtle (or is it a tortoise) at a playground in Ithaca. It's very cold, maybe it needs a quilt?