These are some of the fabrics I bought while out with my mom yesterday, in the hopes of making more nursing cover-ups, but for me this time.
I went out to my moms late Thursday night and got to work loading it on to the HQ. Everytime I load a quilt I have to re-teach myself how it's done. So, we took pictures and i'll be making a tutorial for next time.
I really wanted to do circles (or bubbles) for the quilting, but I couldn't quite figure out a fast enough way to do it (and I hate using patterns, I like to freehand quilt) so I jus went with my usual swirls.
And here's the quilt all quilted! I like the colors much better now that the white sashing and borders are on. I'm so excited to have a quilt all for myself! I usually make quilts for everyone else.
And here's the back. I had a little of the fabric left over and just need a little bit more for the backing, so here's what I came up with. I love a pieced back - it just adds so much more interest!
And then I began to cut the "disappearing" part. First down the center one directions...
And finally, I started sewing them together! The fabrics are really cute, but part of me is not totally thrilled with it. They are too mtachy-matchy...not enough contrast. So i'm thinking i'll have to do this quilt again. I'm going to go on the hunt for fat quarters in our next quilt shop stops and dig into the stash I already have (which is extensive, but not quite what i'm looking for in the way of color and patterns).
Here it is all layed out on the floor just before I sewed all the layers together.
And here it is all finished! I would love to post a how to, but since I took this idea from someone that is selling it on Etsy for $110 I'm sure that would be getting me in trouble somehow. I think once all was said and done it cost me about $30. I put the top together Saturday night and then put the layers together today. This is defiantely a quilt-in-a-day quilt.
This is a little carrying case for baby wipes (in one of those thin baby wipe plastic cases) and a diper or two. I found this so-cute fat quarter in my stash that I bought this summer at Quiltique in Henderson, NV that i'm going to use to make it.
Here is a wall hanging that I started to put together to take to Spain with us last May to hand applique and quilt while my mom was in the hospital. Never quite got started on. It will be really cute finished and hanging in my quilt room, though!
Then there is this needle punch that I need to do. But it's Christmas-y...so I probably wont touch it until next winter. That, and I want to take a punch needle class since i've never done it before. I'm a little frightened to just give it a go with out some instruction.
Here is my "Crow" quilt as I like to call it. It has a little bit of crow fabric in it. I just need to put a border on it and then load it on the longarm and quilt it. It has the most adorable backing fabric.
This is a little beachy, starfish wall hanging I started working on. No pattern. I saw one like it in the Center Diamond Quilt Shop down in Cannon Beach, OR and just had to have one. The starfish is suppose to have french knots on it, but I can't quite get the french knots to turn out. Does anyone have some advice?Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland two years ago from the shop Mamma Made It. I was thinking I wanted to do a star quilt pattern with these. But, again, like most, this is a back-burner project.
Unfortunatly (or fortunately?) in cleaning I found more projects I had forgot about! Like this one...it's a small quilt to hang on the wall. My pieces are all cut out and pretty much all cut and ready to sew, but they are so small, and it will be so tedious, that I just keep putting it off. I need to stop that.
Then I found this! I have been working on finishing this for a few years. It has sat for the last two probably. It's all sewn together, i'm just hand quilting it (which takes awhile). It's relativly easy and my first attempt at hand quilting (damn, that reminds me...I have another hand quilting project I need to finish!!!!). I am just quilting around the edges of the blocks...but I will probably load it onto the long arm after i'm done with that and quilt the boarder to have a little bit better hold. Then again...maybe not. It's full size, so it's pretty big (as far as my projects go). It would be nice to have it done and maybe on the end of our bed.
And my last find of the day...I need to repair this old quilt. The fabric was very light weight and obviously didn't hold up well under washing. It's older. I think my stepadad's mom made it. At least that's where I inherited it from. Once it's repaired it will be a nice, scrappy quilt to have around on cold winter days.
Well, at least I got my room cleaned up today...tomorrow: Decorating! And maybe some quilting. For now, it's off to a birthday dinner for a friend!
Right now I have a huge list of projects...and I just keep picking up more along the way! I'm going to make a list so I can begin checking things off:
3. Make new ironing board cover with cute fabric from my mom