Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I'd love your opinion about the border...let me know what you think.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Well, I better get back to work if I want to finish anything this month!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I'm so glad I got these done ahead of time because they have to be shipped across the pond to Denmark and Germany along with some other handmades. I'm really trying to do another hand made Christmas this year. I have many things to create, and I've got a great start!
So to sum up my August finishes:
1. "Seeing Stars"quilted, binding done, labeled
2. "Kaleidoscope" quilt top complete
3. BOM flying geese sashing strips and borders, quilt top complete
4. "Falling Leaves" wallhanging, wiped off dust bunnies and finished applique...top done
5. "Sew Square Pear" Tablerunner quilted and complete
6. 6 pillowcases made
7. Pink knit socks...I know it's not a quilt but they got done!
8. Something I can't talk about because my sister is reading this!!
Whew!! I'm just amazed at how much I got done. Thanks to Kim for the kick in the pants! Check out her blog Kim's Big Quilting Adventure to see what everyone else has done. There were some very busy girls that completed some amazing projects in August.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Here is a peak of the fabric I am using to eek out the rest of the August challenge. It is August 31st, so I still have a few hours left.Is this not the cutest Christmas fabric? Check back tomorrow to see what I made!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I know, it's suprising that I used pink and green fabric...not really. I used fabrics from Moda's "Simplicity", Lake House Dry Goods "Cherry Baby", and others from my stash.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
For My Mom's birthday I decided to make this quilted wallhanging called "Cat Nap". It is actually from a kit by Whims Water Color Quilts. My mom had purchased this kit at their booth during our local quilt show a few years back, but never got around to putting it together. She passed it on to me and got it back for her birthday!
The kit came with plenty of precut 2" squares (plus some) to create your "masterpiece". They recommend using this Quilt Fuse, a fusible nonwoven product that already has a pre-printed grid that you can lay out your 2" fabric squares on. Once you lay it out, you iron them to the quilt fuse, turn it over and fold on each grid line. Using a 1/4" seam allowance you sew them all in one direction first, press, then sew in the other direction and viola!
A cool trick that I never thought about before was reversing the fabric and using the back side. It gave a much lighter value and worked perfectly for this style of quilt.
This wall hanging was simply quilted in the ditch around each window pane in nylon thread so it wouldn't show. I also did some straight stitching to look like the sun's rays which they suggested in the pattern.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Once again I pieced my binding. I just didn't have enough of one fabric to do it. That's what happens when you collect fat quarters and not yardage.