Saturday, October 10, 2009

Latest and Greatest....

at least in size. I really love how it looks on our bed too. I saw a quilt similar to this on and just had to make one. I made 4 blocks approximately 26x29 inches. I love the random strips. (I have a lack of patience with matching corners so much.) Then added strips to each side. I had the hardest time finding the right color of aqua to coordinate with our bedroom. I eventually found a solid sheet at Target that I used for the back.

All I can say is that this thing better last a darn long time. It was really challenging to get quilted with my little machine. This is the 4th quilt I have entirely made on my own. I stitched the binding by hand. I love how nice it makes the quilt look from the top.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another one done!

I participated in the quilt-along on Took me just a little longer than the average participant, I suppose, but I did it. I used Moda Malibu Monkeys. I adore that fabric. I don't think I can part with it. I did the binding differently this time. I totally machine stitched it. I like it better when I hand stitch the final part. It looks so nice.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Today's project...

was a dress for dear Olivia. We went to the fabric store yesterday to get some more white cotton for the quilt top that I'm working on for my bed. Denim was on sale for half price so I thought that would make a nice skirt for the Patty Young pattern that I had picked up at the Quilt Barn a few weeks ago. I was really yearning for some Michael Miller fabric called Summer Soiree. Not able to find the three pieces I wanted anywhere, so... boo hoo for me. Olivia found some fantastic lime green and purple fabric that she loved. It had a coordinating dot piece in purple. I can't wait to make this pattern again. It's adorable on her!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inspiration strikes...

Today I felt like sewing. I had a charm pack of American Jane Recess fabric that I wanted to make a purse with. I got a pattern from This and That called Little Scraps. It's really a beach bag, but the small size works as a large purse. Took me all afternoon to cut and sew it, but it is done.

I embroidered a sweet saying on a piece of muslin quite a while back. I finished making it into a pillow today. I loooove it oh so much. I hope he will always do it... I know I will!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Twice in one week...

Today was a "work at the spa day" so I didn't do a darn thing. Yesterday I made a shower curtain look all pretty and started sewing blocks for a quilt for our bed. I can't wait to get it done. It is going to look great in there.

Tomorrow we will pick apricots for jam and other delightful treats. I hope my kids like that idea. I don't like apricots.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

So neglected...

I always want to wait until I have pics of my projects to write about them. No more! I am just going to use this thing like a daily calendar to chart the things I got done.

Today I worked on some sewing. I finished the Malibu Monkey quilt top and got the fabric stitched together for the back. It was a sew-along with OhFransson. I'm just a little behind. I think it will be cute when it is all quilted. I wonder who will want it... Every chick in my family fights over the monkey fabric things I sew.

I fixed a pair of pj's too. One less thing to do.

The dishwasher flooded the kitchen about 3 weeks ago. We got new flooring put in. It looks great! We got solid oak. Tomorrow the workmen will be coming to finish up. The baseboards need done and the rest of the trimming. It is so much nicer to walk on than the laminate.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Liv's quilt

Today it seems that I am able to post pics. Here is the quilt that I finished this month. It's a wonky log cabin. Thanks to the inspiration from here:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shall I post quarterly?

It's not that I didn't get anything made. I'm just not interested enough to put it here, I guess.

My darling husband bought me a nice new Viking sewing machine for my birthday. Turns out that the darn thing was made in CHINA, something we specifically indicated that we did NOT want. It went back to the store for the next model up, since that was the only other affordable(lol) option for us. I ended up with the Sapphire 850. It came with quilting feet, something I have never used before. Talk about inspiration.

Anyway... I did make some things. My sweet nephew was the happy recipient of a sock monkey. I also stitched some fabric onto some towels to decorate them. I sewed flannel pajama pants for my girlies that are decorated with sock monkey fabric. Love the sock monkeys.

After the Christmas baking season, I got back into the sewing. I bit the bullet on the free motion quilting. I thought that I'd start with something small. I made Olivia an Olivia the pig vest. It turned out cute. Then I thought I'd make a small wall-hanging, but just jumped right into quilting a twin sized quilt. I like how it turned out. It's a wonky log cabin quilt done in reproduction 1930's fabrics. Mom made quilts from the same fabrics for the older girls so I used up some of the scraps.

The next project that I finished is a Christmas tree skirt. I love the one that crazy mom quilts made. I decided to do something similar, but using 9 patch. It didn't come out perfect, but I like it anyway. I'll have to do my math better on the next one.