I am feeling a bit disconnected! I’ve had extra people in the house, some crazy back/shoulder pain, and lots of baking still happening – it all adds up to not much time for blogging.
This one is for Ella – the back is the same as the yellow binding, simple.This is for Emmalie, she’s been on a anti-pink thing lately, so it’s mostly not pink. I couldn’t resist the pink binding though :)
This is the backing – cute dog print.
And for Sophia the pink button print. With cute little clowns holding balloons on the back!I hope that all your preparations are coming together, maybe even winding down :) We’ve had a foot of snow in the last 6 hours – so I’ve been busy inside wrapping presents and trying out the last recipe I had on my … Read More »
It seems that the months keep flying by! I blame Thanksgiving being late in the month for the surprise of December, and the first being on a Monday doesn’t help. Over the long weekend I made a table runner to coordinate with our tree skirt. I had purchased a panel, but after being half finished with the quilting, I decided I hated it, didn’t want to use it, and ripped it all out! It was too large a panel for my table. I took off the squares that I had added to it, and cut them a bit to make it more in scale with my table and the size that I wanted.This is what I ended up with – simple and fun! The day before Thanksgiving I decided to set this aside and make … Read More »
I probably could produce three different posts out with all that I have to say . . .
First up – I finished our tree skirt! I love it :) It is just over 40″ square. After seeing a couple of others a bit smaller around blogland, I thought it may be to big, but why go to the trouble if no one will see it under the tree!I opted to add a tie to the center – it’s festive :)And I quilted stars randomly – I had to find a good one – they were not all this happy.
Now I can’t wait to start decorating for Christmas!
Next up – My new loot!
These fat quarters and thread are from the Freespirit giveaway. I have no idea what they will become but they sure are pretty to look … Read More »
Another finish for me – in less than a weeks time too! I purchased a queen size batting on ebay and have made great use if it so far :) It’s sold at our walmart, of course, but it is surrounded by tons of construction right now and getting there and out again is more headache than I care to partake in. So check out this store if you are in need – they always add a quilt label to the package too. Enough rambling! I called it Flutterby Squared since that’s what it is – squares – what I love is that it’s not boring. The squares are different sizes and it keeps it interesting :) I drafted this out of necessity – based on the fabric I had on … Read More »
I decided to call this – Bold & Bright Baby Quilt. It is already listed in my etsy shop. I’ve wanted to have quilts in there all along but this is the first finish without an intended recipient. :)Love all that puckery goodnes! The snow has been coming down all last night and this morning – I love how still and calm it is outside as the snow insulates the ground. I also love how bright it is! Open the curtains and there is plenty of light for great pictures. We’ve had about 6 inches accumulate so far :) I was also reminded of the inconveniences of snow – messy roads, our van was piled high and I couldn’t find the scraper (I did find my gloves), and it takes longer to do … Read More »
Hi friends! It has been an eventful morning :)
~ I finished the binding on my current quilt project.~ The snow is finally flying!~ I voted.~ Our water has been turned off for a couple of hours – thank goodness I got my shower first!
Here’s a quick pic of my quilt – it hasn’t been washed yet, as the water is off . . . I will have to show you a few more details once that has been done.I used a thrifted sheet for the backing, and a variegated thread to quilt. My goal in quilting this one was to have as few loops as possible, and to spread it out a bit. I’m happy with my progress – hope your having a great day!
Looking back through my blog archives, I found that I started this quilt in July. Never thought it would take me until the end of October to get it quilted and bound, but other projects kept coming up! The corduroy backing adds an extra layer of texture to the quilt, and a little more heft. I would highly encourage you to try quilting corduroy – it feels amazing!Quilting this piece was a delight! No broken threads, no frustrations – I was/am so thankful. I am still learning how to free-motion so this is not a perfectly quilted quilt. However, I try to not even think in terms of perfection – it is too high a standard for me, for anyone really, and I do not want to breed perfectionism in my kids. … Read More »
This quilt came from the laundry ready to be loved! My kids have understood, that this quilt is for someone who is sick, but at the same time they love it too. Emmalie sat next to me on the couch last night as I finished the binding, pointing out all the different monkeys, and what they are doing, or the expression on their face. Already telling the story of the quilt! It is a fun quilt with lots of stories to be woven. To quilt it I did straight lines. However, I wanted the quilting to be unique. I started with diagonals through the squares, then went back and added a cross or plus sign at the major intersections. They are hard to see from the front – here’s the view from the … Read More »
My day is finally winding down – I still don’t feel like we are in our school routine yet. Hopefully this week will prove me wrong :)
I finished this little beauty yesterday and it made it through the wash today. I know that I’ve said it before. . . but I love the puckery goodness as it comes from the wash. It measures 32×34 inches, I found that these little quilts are great for privacy while nursing too. They don’t collapse on the baby’s face.
Here’s the back – the entire quilt is scraps, so it’s just extra bits sewn together.
I am ready to get started on my cancer quilt – I really need to whip it up!Have a good night ~Amy
PS – I almost forgot that I received another award! Sherri gave … Read More »
. . . at least to me it is!
I took it outside to show the true colors.
On the back I added triangles to act as a sleeve – so I can hang it.
Look at how puckery and yummy it is.This quilt has been in progress for a while now – each step has posed a new challenge, new skill to master. Well kinda, I’m not a perfectionist – that takes more than I am able to give :) But I have so enjoyed the process, being self-taught I am typically eager to find something new to figure out. So, here’s my trophy of learning new skills, and undying effort. At times it felt like it would never end! If you care to look – I blogged about this project here, here, here and … Read More »
So yesterday I sat off and on when possible to finish the binding by hand on Emmalie’s quilt. By late afternoon I had finished – my hands were numb at that point so it was a good thing! It went straight to the wash, for the puckery finishing touch. I took it up to Em as she was trying to go to sleep – she looked at me with huge smiles, “I love my quilt – thank you mommy.” She melts my heart everytime =) We had a photo shoot with the quilt this morning -A few of my favorite details . . .One happy little girl!
Hi again! I have been busy around here – I have been considering adding quilting to my quilt ever since I saw this post. Not being comfortable with my free-motion stippling yet but wanting to put the lines on something – I decided to just go for it. I am so happy that I did! It is not perfect. I don’t think I will ever do it again, but as someone learning and not afraid to go outside the box – I am so happy with it! Just trying it has given me more confidence – I would probably encourage someone to do it if their quilt needs more texture. I love the way it feels under my hand! My quilt on the machine
Finished productDetailsMaybe you should try something new too! … Read More »