Here is the quilted product for Rob and Ali! I am happy to have it back now. I will bind it this week so I can give it to Ali at her shower this weekend. Deb at Divine Quilting did a beautiful job on a very, very imperfect quilt top. Must I remind you what a nightmare this top gave me? Seams pulled apart, fabric frayed, sides became elongated, yada, yada, yada. However, it looks gorgeous and not too many people will see the problems now that it's done. I have to fix a few things with hand sewing and fray- check but I still do love it.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
This week I am finally getting started on this Easter quilt I got the patterns for a few years ago. I am in a Stitchers Garden quilt BOM now and we used a fringe foot this month. Of course I have to practice a lot so added a little poufy tail to my bunny before I use the foot on the Stitchers Garden block.
Then I added a little feathery tail to my little sassy chicken. She's showing it off.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Well, today was ANOTHER day off due to snow and ice! We will have no spring break left at this rate. On the other hand, I do enjoy being home and doing things that make me happy, like sewing and cooking. OMG! I just got a call saying that we are already on a two hour delay for tomorrow! We are never going to get our units done before state testing! Sorry...I digress! Last week I was talking to Colleen at the quilt shop and she was talking about trapunto on the embroidery machine and how much she likes it. I had been wanting to try it too, so here are some pillows with trapunto pictures. See how puffy they look? There is batting under the fabric and all that stitching makes it puff.
This pillow reminds me of my puppy. I had done the stitching in pink, but it was hard to see so I just stitched over it with tan. I have two more ready to work on tomorrow night at sit and sew at PQ!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Today we had another snow day thanks to snow and ice this morning. Now we are at the point that we are losing vacation days in the spring. It is messing up the drama club practices and our show is this weekend. We will put the show on this weekend and hope for the best. The kids have worked hard, so I will be proud no matter how it turns out. So...I had some sewing time again today and made a few pillows. I did not buy any new fabric for these. So far, I am doing all of my sewing with stuff I already have and it feels great!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
A few weeks ago I felt like I needed to take a class at the quilt shop because I had not in a while and I missed the fun and socialization that a class always brings. I saw this pretty quilt on the wall and decided this was the one. I had seen this gorgeous Jennifer Chiavarini fabric and wanted to buy it but made myself buy it only if I had a project in mind! This was it!
Isn't it just beautiful fabric? I got a few yards more to make pillowcases for our bed too. I quilted it this weekend and am thrilled that another project is almost done. Tonight I will put the binding on.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Years ago I made this quilt for Kenny and even had it quilted right away...then I put it in the closet before I put the binding on! I had wanted to use it only AFTER we redid our bedroom. Well, our bedroom was finished last February, so I figured this quilt deserves to be done and put on the bed. It took about four hours to add the binding which I did while sitting by the wood stove. It is so cold this winter that it will be great to have on our bed.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I really enjoyed working on this pretty little quilt! I used my embroidery machine for most of it.
Last night I put the binding on while we watched Klondike on television. Doing it by hand was relaxing and kept me warm while I sat on the couch. Well, I have to go out and shovel now thanks to yesterday's snow storm.