Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Slow going....

On my current project ~
Not too much to show ..... the math has been done (I hated math in school, but am glad for it when planning my cuts and quilt layout). I have begun cutting, but that too is slow going.

On my next project ~
Tonight is my paper piecing class so I'm gathering supplies and equipment for that. This image is just to give you an idea of what I'm taking that class for.
Mine will be very different, but you get the idea, right?

Don't you always have one project under the needle and another two or six rambling around in your head?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Moving Ahead....

I will give you a little peek at what is up next. I spent yesterday pulling fabric and ironing it. Today I will begin cutting and who knows how far that will take me?

Pretty in Pink for my oldest grandaughter. She is grown, but she is still a girly-girl and loves pink....so pink it will be!

This one will not come together as quickly as the last one as there is a lot of piecing involved and the look will be scrappy....so much more thought involved. Last week's quilt was simple in that the fabric did almost all the work. Still, this one will be a labor of love. Can't wait to get going on it. Also, this week I have some Dr's appointments, lab work and a mammogram as well as a class on paper piecing one evening. Busy, busy, busy.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Found on Flickr.....can't remember who made it.....

I found this quilt a couple of years ago on flickr and saved the image....I loved it immediately and said one day I'd try to make it. Victoria also mentioned liking it and she had some of the fabric which she generously shared with me. I went searching for more and when I found it, I put it aside. Months, and maybe even a year passed.

When the day came, I still hadn't found the pattern, so I worked it out on graph paper. This is the first time I ever copied a quilt exactly, and while I'd love to give credit where it's due, I searched and cannot even find the original flickr entry. So.....this was not my idea and it is a copy of someone else's work. I loved it that much.
Today I sewed the final seam on the top.......

And, I pieced the back. The quilt will be 89" square when finished. I have the binding cut and ready to go on once it comes back from the longarm quilter. I'll take it to the post office this afternoon and send it on it's way to Tennessee. Did I mention that I love this quilt? I do.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

No Pics Yet....

All the rows are sewn together and am only missing the final border...it's all cut out and ready to sew on. But first, I need a haircut and a pedicure.....I look wooly and have claws...Yikes!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

By Bedtime....

I thought I would post a picture of where I work. I sew just at the entrance to the living room...I have a design wall to my left and the sliding doors to the patio are directly in front of me.....across the street is the levy (along the Sacramento River) where walkers, joggers, skateboarders, bikers, dogs, babies in carriages and strollers all pass throughout the day.

I use the dining room table for cutting.

I was able to get all the blocks sewn into rows. The seams still need to be pressed and then the rows can be assembled. Movin' right along on this one and planning the next two in my mind.

How was your day?


This is the plan...

It's almost all cut out...
Let the sewing begin!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sewing for baby is fun...instant gratification! My friend is having her first (and according to her, only) baby in December and she knows it's a girl. Girly pinks and brown to go with her planned baby space.

I ordered fabric to go with what I had in my stash and set to work.
I finished with ~~~ drum roll please.....

3 double sided flannel blankets...snuggly soft.....

4 burp cloths and 2 changing pads......

1 little zig zag quilt perfect for the bassinet and later for the car seat.

1 stacked coins quilt and one framed squares quilt (both crib size). All of the quilts feature "California Dreamin" by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit ~ very colorful! I love looking at that little stack of colorful goodness
sitting in the corner of the dining room and waiting for the new owner to get back to town so I can give it to her.
I hope she'll like it.
Today I'm cutting out my next project. Pics to come.