Thursday, January 31, 2013

WOW – January 30, 2013

I’m on a roll trying to get all four quilts done for the quilt show.  I almost have the third one done.  I tried pin basting with the method that Ester talks about on her blog.  I did not get the wood boards perfectly lined up, but I understand what I did wrong and how to fix it.  That being said even with my mistakes it was the best basting I have ever done perfectly flat on both sides.  I’m about 80% done with the quilting and I hope to finish in the next few days. 

I also finished my quilt block that I’m giving for a gift.  I think it turned out cute. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WOW – January 23, 2013

I’m very excited to say I completed another quilt this week.  Two down two to go.  This is my completed Fernhill quilt.  I had a hard time quilting around the yoyo’s next time I will put them on after I quilt and save myself a lot of aggravation.  For the most part I’m happy with the way this turned out.  I decided to hang it in my office at work and everyone likes it.


Last night I started working on a little block that I will be giving to our quilt club president as a thank you gift. Doesn’t look like much now but it will be two birds on a cloth-line holing up a quilt. 

Have a great week,


Friday, January 18, 2013

Late WOW

I was not able to post my WOW on Wednesday but I figure better late then not at all.  I need to start off by giving a warning if you are a Quilters Anonymous Member please do not read on because I’m going to be showing my Challenge quilt for the quilt show. 

I spent all my sewing time this week on two projects first I made another little make up bag for one of my daughters friends. She is a big My Little Pony fan. Hard to believe so many grown adults watch that show. So I ordered some MLP fabric from Spoonflower for the lining and appliqu├ęd the outside of the bag with the cutie mark (I feel silly just saying that). Not really impressed with Spoonflower the repeats were not perfectly lined up. 

I registered four quilts for the Quilters Anonymous quilt show in March and none of them were done at the time. Now I have one done!!!! This is called "Time and Relative Dimension in Space”.  This is my favorite quilt I have made to date.  I have been a big Dr. Who fan for over 30 years and it was fun to do something so self-indulgent. 
The challenge rules were to make a quilt with the theme “Other Worldly” and we were given a 4 inch piece of fabric that had to be used in the quilt without cutting it in a recognizable way. So if you look at the center of the vortex you will see a blue fabric that has kind of a marbled look that was the fabric.  I decided to do reverse applique so I did not cut it.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WOW January 9, 2013

I’m very excited to do my first WOW post of 2013.  I feel like I have been so bad at keeping up on posting my work in progresses lately and showing you thing long after I finished them. I’m actually showing you what I did this week.
So I got my sewing machine back yesterday and finished up three of the little bags I was working on.  I plan to make more of these they are so fun and very fast compared to everything else that I find myself doing.

This weekend I spent hand sewing on a project.  I’m going to show you just a peek at it because it’s a challenge quilt for my local quilt show.  I will have to show you the finished quilt after the show.  I don’t think I have ever had as much fun on a project as this one.  Do you know what this is?

Have a great week,

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Sewing

I thought I would share the stocking and a few little bags I made the week before Christmas.  It was so fun to do a small project and have a little instant gratification. 

This is the Alice in Wonderland stocking that I made for Chloe.  I hand quilted with a hand dyed pearl cotton that I had been saving for something special.  Everything was done by hand expect for the actual stocking construction.

I made this bag to go with Chloe’s Christmas dress that she made for herself with the little bits of left over lace and velvet. 
Lastly some little make-up bags.  I have four more in the works but my sewing machine started acting up and I had to bring it in for servicing.  I will finish them when I get my machine back. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. 
God bless,