work in progress
I showed you my stash of Wonderland fabrics, just one week ago. I got to work and stayed up late sewing – then showed you the start of my project here. It felt really good to stay up late and sew, just because, not because I was trying to meet a deadline! Over the weekend I spent hours sewing – I added another round:
And finished up the blocks :
There’s a total of 40 blocks and they are 16″! I was having so much fun making the blocks I didn’t stop to think how big it was getting to be! I added Kona, Bella, and Crossweave fabrics that I’ve had on hand and I thought combined well.
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The beginnings of my Wonderland quilt:
After a full day of celebrating Sophia’s birthday, I stayed up late sewing…Joe thinks I *might* have a problem! It’s so soothing to me, sew, press, trim, repeat…more on that later.
Sophia turned 6!
She had a fun day being the center of attention and loved every moment of it!
Letting her sisters know that this pillow pet is all hers.
With the warm up in the weather, finally – she has proudly been riding a bike with no training wheels.
And today is her last day of kindergarten – hard to believe it’s come and gone so quickly!
Birthdays was plural up at the top…
Ella turned 11 the same weekend as Market. We had … Read More »
I’ve had this little collection of Wonderland for a couple of years now.
I’ve had an idea for a while now, but yesterday in the shower it all clicked, and now I KNOW exactly what I want to do.
Be on the lookout for progress here in the next few weeks – I’m excited to get started!
I’m also excited about this being our last week of school, relaxed days home with my kiddos – should be a blast!
Happy Quilting ~ Amy
I need to be accountable, or these are not going to get finished!
I made place mats for our family, and a couple little mug rugs with the extra bits. They are quilted, and ready to be bound…my goal, is to have them done and posted here sometime on Saturday.
Now to go make a *few* binding decisions.
What do you need quilty accountability for?
Happy quilting ~ Amy
I go back and forth. Sometimes I quilt my own quilts, sometimes I take them to Natalia.
I always LOVE the results when Natalia has been involved. This is the back of a quilt, that I cannot show entirely yet, but really wanted to share the fabulous quilting!
What do you think? Have you had many quilts professionally quilted?
I find the size of my machine is restricting my imagination, when it comes to quilting, especially when it comes to quilting larger quilts. Maybe I just need to be more imaginative, in a different way…something to think on!
Hope you are blessed today-
PS – It’s May already!? My to do list has a serious deadline…
As I was working on a project last week, I forced my self to stop and take a picture.
I love the lines and the movement in these pieces.
Yay for progress!
Strip sets, and seams pressed open…a couple of my favorite things.
Today I’ll be cutting these sets, and continuing forward.
Here’s a couple quilts in progress for me right now.
I use binder clips to keep my pieces from getting lost, or confused, since I’m often cleaning up and putting things away again!
Hopefully I’m making some progress as you read this!
What are you working on?
I should probably share these on different days, but I’m too excited!
I have two tops from Modern Basics again – first, Posie Patch:
Posie Patch was made for my local quilt shop, Seasons of Home in Midway. The shop is making kits available for a class that I get to teach, and HMQS coming in May! We also set up a trunk show for the entire month of April, complete with a Open House/Book Signing on April 9, 2-5 pm.
The class will be split into two evenings so that we can work on basic piecing, and later appliqué together. I can put you in touch with the shop if you are interested in signing up – just leave a comment!
I also pieced Basic Puzzle in Calypso Swing:
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Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend! Mine was productive and fun…I cut 2 quilts, pieced another top, and made these blocks up. I had cut one last weekend, and hadn’t had the chance to sit and sew all week. I’ll show you that one after I have a chance to press and take a few good pictures – promise!
This is the cover quilt from Modern Basics, in pieces. I need to trim these up, sew up the top and add a little appliqué!
Winners of the giveaway last week :: #94 & #170
Congratulations ladies! You should have an email from me in your inbox.
I found some Central Park charm packs for a steal a while back, and bought three! When I got around to using them, I couldn’t remember what my original plan had been (gasp!) but they were sitting next to a pile of solids, and they had to be put together.
I cut one of the charm packs in half, so each piece measured 2 1/2″ x 5″, and cut a variety of solids into 3″ x 5″ pieces. Then I sewed them all together, and pieced the top!
There’s not a whole lot of rhyme or reason to the way the blocks are laid out, just every other and I turned the pieced blocks so that the directional prints made sense or colors weren’t too close. Just a fun quilt top to piece!
Since the weather was … Read More »
Over the weekend, I pulled out the blocks from the bee I was in called “A Notion or Two” in 2009, and got to work! I made the block that I needed to finish the group, and got busy. This is a departure from my usual fabric choices, but I love it! I had designed/made the embroidery, then sent it out with the fabrics, asking that each member just incorporate it in the block of their choice. Here’s the results:
Isn’t it fun? The blocks are all different, some haphazard, others well planned, and the overall quilt is pretty, and soft. I’m adding this one to the pile of, to be quilted, I’ve got my work cut out for me!
Here’s a couple closer shots so you can see the embroidery better:
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