work in progress
I spent most of yesterday cutting a quilt – here’s where I left it for bed –
I can’t even show you the fabric yet, but it’s gorgeous! Go visit Natalia, she’s having a giveaway for her lovely followers, and has some beautiful quilts that you can see :)
OOhh, and did you see the poll results? Very interesting!
Which way do you press your seams while quilting?40% consistently press to one side10% consistently press open48% are pressing both waysand 2% don’t iron
One year ago the results were this –Which way do you press your seams while quilting?56% to one side1% open37% depends3% don’t iron!
I have a few more readers in the last year but cannot avoid the differences here! More people are pressing open at least some of the time. Have you changed your process in the last year? What made … Read More »
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the featured quilters better, and so thought I thought I would ask each of you a quick question!
What is your favorite part of making a quilt? And why, if you care to share.
For me, I love putting the rows together, and seeing my vision realized. I also really love tacking down the last few feet of binding, and finally having a finished quilt!
What about you? Is it the cutting? pressing? selecting fabrics? piecing?
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen that I’ve been working on a pattern the last few days. Above is a peek of what I’m up too, you might notice that my seams are all pressed open – old habits die hard! I’ll share more after I have a few friends test the pattern.
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I can hardly believe that it’s Friday again – this week has been fast and slow all at the same time! Sew-n-tell is organized by ms. Amylouwho and all are invited to participate – yes even YOU :)
Remember those Panache fabrics? Last Friday I cut them up, and started putting them back together — the end result — a quilt top for my sister!
A peek at the details -
And my helpers -
Looks nice and sunny out, but just a few hours later we had this – he’s pointing at the lightening he just saw, and was about to run into my lap for the thunder. Poor boy – still gets to him.
However by bedtime (for the kids) we were rewarded with this beautiful sunset.Really pretty, and more beautiful in person. I hope you have a great … Read More »
With my sewing machine – yay! I managed to find a few minutes here and there over the weekend to work on my sisters quilt. I’m hoping to have a quilt top to show you really soon! I hope you are well -Amy—————————————-
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This mama is a little emotional! The first day of kindergarten is exciting and new, and a little bit hard. Sophia’s first sentence this morning was “I’m 5 now too.” She wanted to go with her sisters and not be the one left at home. We all sat on the kitchen floor for a few minutes explaining how fast the hours would go (it’s 2.5 hrs!) and that we would get Emmalie as soon as she is done, and then go back for Ella, of course.
I was reminded of when Ella went to kindergarten, Sophia was 3 months old, and Emmalie was 20 months. Thankfully Joe was a Pastor at the time, and worked from a home office. But still, it was a lot! It was also the first time that Emmalie reacted … Read More »
Hi there! Just a quick post to check in with all of you. This has been one of those weeks – you know the kind. When nothing is normal, and finding motivation is a challenge. Little Sophia seems to have a flu bug, and is currently asleep on the couch. I’m praying that it doesn’t spread – say a little prayer for me too – k?
Yesterday I finished up my DQS7 quilt top – I really like it! Now to decide how to quilt.
Also from the list, the sample bag is half complete, and I’m half way around Sophia’s quilt binding. I think I will go sit for a bit more with it now.
Many blessings to you today ~Amy—————————————-
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Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey – lots of great info there, and it is helping to get me even more excited for the Fall Quilt Festival! If you haven’t done it yet – I would love to have your input too!
Our weekend was a little dramatic – on Sunday our Emmalie was spinning on her foot in the kitchen, with a cup in hand, when she slipped and fell – face first. It happened so fast! She was in immediate pain, and bleeding, I was the one dressed so we scooped her up and ran to the hospital. Thankfully it is just 5 minutes away. In the end she has 4 stitches on her bottom lip and chin – but owie! That is a painful spot … Read More »
Usually I wait until I have bound and washed a quilt to post, but this quilting was so inspired and I love it! I had actually thought I would be selling this quilt, as my girls are no longer babies (and I’m not having more!). BUT, Sophia claimed it, we “tried it on” her, and after all the quilting I’ve grown pretty attached to it. It will be staying here! Even Joe mentioned it would be a little sad to sell it since I’ve put so much effort/time into it!
Here it is – do you see my addition?
There’s a heart, stippled right there -There’s a bit of puckering on one side of the heart – if I do it again I would do the heart first. Live and learn :) I’m hoping it … Read More »
For me, I like to try things that may be a little unexpected. Go with the flow to a point, but then add my individual point of view that makes it my own. What about you?
I’ve been quilting my zig-zag quilt – and I love it so far! Of course there’s a twist, but I’m going to save it for when the quilting is complete :) I’m really looking forward to showing you!
Also on my mind – Fall Quilt Festival! Need to get a few things lined up in my head, but I’m looking forward to that too. I’m amazed at how many people are daily looking through the links from the spring. Lots of great inspiration!
Blessings to you ~Amy—————————————-
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Hi there! Did you miss me? I’m still here, I needed to catch up on a few things and I wanted to finish my zig-zag to show you!
I like this one a lot – super girlie and really fun! I did learn a few things making this one, when working with half-square triangles (hst’s) I prefer to press open. Also, explaining the process via words and pictures is a lot of fun. (I made a pdf with some handy information on it if you are thinking about a zig-zag – you can download it here.) Working with the smaller size was a nice change from my last finish too!
In other news — Today is Joe’s birthday! We are having a little celebration here at the house with brat’s and a curry potato salad (a … Read More »
You all are such great sports, I had to give you a sneak peak! More details to come :)
Have a great weekend~Amy—————————————-
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The Zig-Zag Quilt-Along is underway on flickr!
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