Monday, February 3, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
- Celebrate 10 years of marriage!
- Bible Study
- Walk/Run Beach Trail
- Amish inspired quilts
- Finish WIPs from last year
- Refinish/Paint children's table & chair set
- Furnish outdoor patio
- Polish Silver Flatware
- New dishes?
I've already begun a few items, because I'm just itching to get started.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
|My Mama & Me|
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Friday, December 13, 2013
Although it will certainly be some time before she is complete, I'm enjoying the process. Did I just call my quilt 'she'? Isn't it funny how we do that?
Today a stack of blocks that have been sitting neatly at my sewing table began calling me.
And so another quilt top was born. I'll just put it on top of the other top. I'm having quilter's block:: the lack of a quilting plan. You can read more about this flying geese quilt in this post.
I have no idea when I'll be back here to share more being that we are smack dab in the middle of the holidays, so Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I've been anxiously waiting to share this sweet baby quilt with you.
Today this Swoon Baby Quilt arrived safely in the arms of my good friend in North Carolina. She is expecting a baby girl later this month. I'm so happy for her.
You may recognize this center block from my last swoon post. It was one of my favorites, however it just didn't jive with the other blocks. And...I kept thinking how much my girl friend would really like a handmade quilt for her baby. It blessed me so much to get her text messages this morning after she received it. It reminded me of her last visit here. From the moment she walked through my door she wrapped herself up in one of my quilts. It felt so good to have her appreciate my work.
Doesn't if feel good to know something you made will be well loved and cherished? Since I shipped this one off, I've been awaiting fabric for a replacement block. Now, I've got it and will begin my last swoon block.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I found a jelly roll pattern after about a year of looking. This is the first time I've began a quilt using a Jelly Roll. Its surprisingly very fun. I've had my eye on a few flying geese quilts (if you follow me on Pinterest, you already know that). I thought it'd be too many to do using a jelly roll, until I saw Aneela Hoey's Geese in the Middle pattern. It was an instant download pdf pattern I purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop.
I went to her blog, Comfort Stitching, which I hadn't visited in a while, and read about the pattern before I purchased it. I knew I could have just figured out the cutting by looking at it, but being lazy I decided to purchase it. After all, she went to the trouble of doing the math for me. Moments later I downloaded it, and spent some time reading it over before I got to cutting. Always read the whole pattern before cutting! Sadly I was a little disappointed to find the directions were a bit vague, but I easily figured it out. The upside is there are quality photos that help guide you thru. I use a cheater 1/4 inch presser foot and my blocks turned out much larger than the pattern suggests. If you decide to purchase this pattern, I don't recommend trimming the blocks down to the size listed as you would cut right thru the center of a flying geese. The block size doesn't really matter, does it? I mean, as long as they are all the same its all good!
You also end up with one extra flying geese per block, which isn't addressed in the pattern. So, I'll have to get creative with them for the back maybe.
Overall, I love the pattern and I think Chicopee is perfect for it!