Thursday, February 26, 2009

on a roll...

I've been very goal oriented lately and have finished another quilt. I do better if I set goals before I start a quilt. I find I actually will stick to it. Here is a quilt for my 12 year old niece Mindy. Since all my nieces and nephew are in one family, I can't just make for one and not all of them. They welcomed 2 babies in 2008..not twins, just one born in January and one born in November. Those little cuties got quilts, so now I need to be fair and make the 3 others a quilt. Mindy's Birthday came first and she got an I.O.U in a here it is.

I somewhat took the simple path and used pre-cut Layer Cakes. They are fun to work with and I can get every piece of fabric in the collection without having to search everywhere for it. I simply place RST and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, then sew 1/4" on each side of the line so I don't get that dreaded bias stretch. Next I cut down the center line and arrange my blocks and voila...instant quilt.

I have a baby shower to go to next weekend, so I plan on making a little quilt from a panel like this. I think it would be super sweet for a little girl!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

sew what did you do today?

......I quilted another quilt. I've been on a kick lately and figured I better just go with the flow.

I decided to branch out and tried a stars and loops pattern. Still needs a little work, but was very fun!
Seems like every time I lay a quilt out for a picture, Max gets into gymnastics he is attempting a somersault. What a goof!

Monday, February 16, 2009

think spring...

Even though we are now supposed to get snow in the upcoming week, my mind has switched to spring mode. I did a bunch of cleaning around the house and now things are squeaky clean...we will see how long that lasts after Max's nap!!

I finished my girlie quilt yesterday. I am planning on using the same pattern (different fabric) for my nieces quilt. I love using Layer Cakes! It's nice having things already cut out and ready!!

I added cornerstones since I decided to try a different layout for the quilt and just got by with enough fabric for the borders!

I am now in the process of finishing my husbands Pheasant Quilt Throw and am starting to cut into my Good Folks Fats...I'm thinking Turning Twenty on that one.

Here's wishing you all fast approaching Spring weather!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

sew little time.. do all the things I want to! I guess that's usually how it goes though. We just need to MAKE TIME! I knew I wanted this fabric when I first saw it. So now I will be looking for the perfect quilt pattern. All of these lovelies are on their way to me, I just can't wait!!!

I have an idea for the retro space ships. I just thought this was too cute!

Some stripes that were fun! And who can't resist dots!

I've been taking a Contemporary Heirloom class to get more acquainted with my sewing machine. I have learned a lot and had a great time. I have 2 blocks to get caught up on yet, but I'm so excited to start on the quilt. We are learning piping next month and how we will be setting our blocks. I am going to use browns to complete the quilt.

These are the browns I plan on using. The polka dots are jacquard and I will be using them as backgrounds and the steamy fabric will be used on my piping.
I'm making a little owl blanket for my friend's new little baby. I just need to finish the quilting on it then add the binding.
I picked up these Moda Layer cakes in Urban Chicks Sweet.

Here is a sneak peak at my spiderweb quilt. It is so much fun and a great way to use up any small scraps!
That's all for now, I think I am going to go and MAKE SOME TIME!

Monday, February 02, 2009

cozy little improvements

Didn't get much quilting done this week. Busy with home improvements. New carpet, new layout, new floors, new cupboards...I was very productive in other ways.