Saturday, November 8, 2014
So I finished this quilt way back in September. It immediately vanished into the depths of the lair. Today he had somewhere to be, and I offered to wash his sheets and quilts. He isn't my first teen, and I have learned to be sly!
The quilt is about 72" by 96". Plenty to wrap like a burrito in....which is what he does. I have the block pattern pinned somewhere on my quilting Pinterest board.
It was a windy fall day to be trying to photograph a quilt! I straight lined quilted to make a cuddly quilt. I love how it drapes. The bright orange binding finished it up nicely.
Used up a lot of leftover fabric on the back. Fabrics with a sport theme just linger in the scrap bin; better to use them now. My boy likes them better than I do anyway.
I had four blocks that had been test blocks. Love them, but didn't really need a whole quilt of them. Before Treasure and I left for our trip to Houston, I practiced some FMQ on them with Violet my Singer 201. I am rusty!!
Long story short, Treasure's business trip to Houston just happened to coincide with Houston's International Quilt Festival! I had been wanting to try out a Juki, and I got the opportunity.
Treasure likes a good deal, so we took advantage of the show special!
Last night I practiced using the knee lift and the thread cutter. Love!! I finished up these two pouches zippy-quick. The Juki handled the zippers like butter.
Hoping to try out some FMQ today!!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Well, on my last real post I was working on this quilt. It has been finished for a long time. This twin size double hour glass quilt made with moda Hunky Dory was a love gift for a VIP. I used a jelly roll and some kona solids for the top. I also ended up finding a good deal on one of my favorite prints in the line, so about three quarters of the backing is that. The other backing piece is a print of a girl's name....so I can't show the back. The simple straight line quilting makes for a drape-y, cuddle-y quilt!
I chose one of the brighter Hunky Dory prints for the binding.
As for the social media silence...well, lets say when I think about all that has taken place in my life the last year...I feel like that quilt roll!! It has been good to take a break and focus on simplifying life around me.
The flip side is that when I try to remember what I have sewn, I can't remember much. In truth, I have sewn much less. My family needed me. For now, I am going to try to post more often. Instagram is easier, so if you are curious about the craziness that goes on here...you'll be more likely to find me there.
I have thrown caution to the wind and tried my hand at a quilt for a teen age boy. Yikes. Florals and bright cheerful colors are my thing. There is no purple to be seen.
|All that fuzz is batting from quilt wrestling...honest!|
This is to be quilted with drape-y, cuddle-y straight line quilting as well. I have only about a quarter of the gray boxes done, and little sewing time in sight. Most of that is my own fault...I have been sneaking in projects on the side. I am trying to open up an Etsy shop for some smallish quilts that I have made and some crafty items I want to de-stash. Later I hope to add some hand crochet goodies.
I'll get that going just as soon as I wrap my noggin around how to predict postage! (Thanks for the tips Amy!) If you have an Etsy store and the time, I would love any practical advice you could share!!