Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Whew! This baby - well, the applique numbers- was a learning experience! I created new curse words with those things! But once the numbers were done the rest flew and now it's done...and we love it! And I'm happy cause we'll be using this for several years! Used this tutorial.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Another christmas gift checked off the list! Yay! This quilt is 60x60 and is backed in flannel. It is a lap quilt for Sean's paternal grandmother. I really love the pattern - but the colors kind of dissapointed me. I'm gonna tray it again soon!
This quilt was a group effort...
Lisa, Gwen, Sarah, and I met over 2 years ago in our Bradley Method birthing class....after our babies were born we started meeting once a week and local parks to get together and talk about being new mommies. Now, 2 years later, we still meet every week at the park and our kiddies have become best friends. Best of all, we all have become awesome friends - who get together later in the week (without the kids) to sew! Sarah is prego with baby # 2 so Gwen, Lisa, and I each made 3 strips, added the sashing and took turns quilting a few lines - hence some of them aren't very straight! But we love it and Sarah loves it!
(recognize the fabrics? Leftovers from the PRB quilt...and I stil have more!)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I've been working on these bad boys for a few weeks now. Just doing a couple here and there. They take a long time to make because I spend so much time digging through my scrap bucket....which is getting more and more crammed with every project! I've been meaning to whip them out faster so I can at least see a dent in the scraps...but I've got like 5 quilts going on right now. I guess these can wait. But I do love the bright colors!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I made this quilt top with Have a Sherri Berry Holiday fabric and panel. It came together super quick. I have 4 blocks leftover so I have already cut sashing to make a 40x40 quilt for my baby girl.
Did I mention that I bought a BOLT of Minky fabric at Joann's in the clearance section for $3 a yard? So I may back this with it and use the rest for the quilt I will make for Avery's future bed...I have plenty of time, right?!
Right now I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...it's friggin fantastic! I made this quilt top for my sis-in-law and she loves all those period piece love stories and with the toile fabric - Mr. Darcy is perfect. It's really big 80x85 so I'm working on piecing the back now....
Now that the weather here in So Cal is getting a little cooler (80 deg), I can quilt and not be totally gross and sweaty when I'm done. So I've been working on a few projects. Christmas and new baby gifts...
First up, the PRB (pink, red, blue) quilt which is a x-mas gift. Just needs to be washed for crinkly goodness and labeled! Do you remember that I actually made 3 of these quilt tops a while back? Well, the first one is done!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
This is actually my 30th b-day present...I know, it looks a bit scary right now! Lots of bright colors are on the way but large tattoos take time, so this is definitely a WIP! I'll post new pics after I have appts...
This is actually after a session on Wed afternoon - 4 hours of shading! You can't see in this pic, but there is A LOT of work that was done on the backside of my arm.
Artist - Paul Dhuey of Guru Tattoo in Pacific Beach (San Diego), CA
oh, did I mention that I drive 2 hours each way to subject myself to this?! ha!
Well, I turned 30 at the end of July....
Here is the stacks of FINISHED quilts (minus the wedding gift quilt) that I have made by the time I turned 30. I think I'm doing pretty good! Quilting has been an awesome stress reliever (and producer) and has led me to meet awesome new people, patterns, creativity I didn't know I had, and of course...fabric!
I've been back into the swing of sewing lately - several dolls, purses, and dresses for Avery. Pics to come soon!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What brand and model do you have? Bernina Activa 220
How long have you had it? Approx 4 months
How much does that machine cost (approximately)? $1000.
What types of things do you sew? Quilts, clothing, purses
How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get? I sew about 5 nights a week for about 2-3 hours a session
Do you like/love/hate your machine? I LOVE my machine!
What features does your machine have that work well for you? I love the EASY threading of top and bobbin thread, the thread cutter, and how efficient it is!
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? Not anything that isn't the users fault!
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? Absolutely! Even though the price can be a bit jarring - the machine works beautifully, is quick, and very user friendly for new machine users - like me!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I ordered a binding/bias tape folder thingie so that I can machine stitch the binding on for now on. I do love the look of the hidden stitch binding (i'm sure it has a name but I can't think of it!) but it takes soooo long to do by hand!
Also, my replacement Sew Steady Extension table for my machine has been shipped - after 2 months - the first was broken during shipping by Fed-Ex....so as soon as it's here I can finish my other quilts! yay! And I promise to post pics soon!!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Have you read the series? And were you as hooked as I am??
PS...my only wish is that there was more 'action' between Bella and Edward...yes, I know, the books are for young adults, but still!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Amy over at ParkCityGirl is having a Bloggers Quilt Festival! And I had to join!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
from standing up, leaning over, and cutting all night!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I'll post pics tonight before hand stiching my binding!