Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I decided to play along...
Amy's at it again hosting her wonderful Blogger's Quilt festival
I love it because I always find new blogs to follow and get to see so many beautiful quilts.
It always inspires me too!

My entry is the Saltwater Taffy Quilt that I offered up for a silent auction. 
You know, the one that earned the school a whopping $21
You can read all about that fiasco here.
Fabric: various from my stash
Pattern from Rachel of p.s. i quilt found on Moda Bake Shop

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas Tree Pants

I finished my Christmas Tree Pants.
This was super fun to make. BUT...I was in too much of a rush or just plain ol' not paying attention when I assembled the top! I was 3/4 of the way done machine quilting in all the patchwork areas when I found my mistake! 
 The 2 patchwork blocks were suppose to be center top and center middle! 
So I improvised and hand appliqued a star on top of the bottom right corner patchwork square.
Then, I had NO CLUE how to do a binding around a circle, so I made mine kinda gathered. It's not perfect, but it will work, and who will really see it since it will be around the trunk of a tree, covered with presents!

 I'm happy the way it turned out and I think it will look nice under a tree.
 (sorry about the pics...had to take them inside since it's been raining all day!)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

one of the things I'm working on...

I decided to make a Christmas Tree Skirt Pants for my tree this year. Here are my first 4 blocks. You can find the tutorial for the sew-along here.
The fabric I'm using is the leftovers from my Advent Calendar: "Be Merry" by Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs. I'm so glad when I bought this that I bought way more than I originally needed!
The only problem that I have is that I'm a little disappointed how the white stars don't stand out against the white printed fabric, but it's what I had and I love the fabric and it will match my advent calendar, so it will have to do and I know when it's done I'll like it!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Parisville, Baby

Finally unpacked and back at my machine!
My husband's cousin is expecting her first baby and it's a girl. I had a Parisville fat quarter bundle that I've been dying to cut into. I also wanted to make a Loulouthi Tiles baby quilt and knew this fabric would be perfect!
Quilt Stats:
measurements: 42"x48"
fabric: Parisville
quilted by machine in a random meandering stipple stitch with Connecting Threads "Sunshine".

Then I made this mini quilt for Crystal, who is a WAY BETTER photographer so you'll see better pictures over there!
She is helping me make a king sized quilt for my bed. I finally decided what I wanted to do and it's going to be a huge project and she kindly offered to help make half the blocks and make a couple pillow covers too! So my way to repay her is to make her a mini quilt each month for a year.
I'm so excited that I'm laying in bed at night with ideas swarming in my head endlessly!