Saturday, May 30, 2009

2 More finished!

This my attempt at improvisational quilting. Using the Wonky Star pattern I drafted a quilt on EQ5. I a devil of a time piecing it but it turned out well. The quilting was inspired by this blogger. It is machine quilted with the walking foot from 1/4"-3/4". I really like the way it turned out. It is a monster baby quilt measuring 45"x60". The back is white except for the one yellow star.

This baby quilt is for my baby who is now 8 months old! Love the simplicity of the design and especially love the improvisational piece on the back. I might add more quilting later but for now it is finished. I fought and struggled with the loopy quilting on the border. My machine was having a very bad attitude and I finally gave up on it and used my OLD Bernina 717. It worked like a charm. This baby quilt measures in at 43"x49".
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Monday, May 18, 2009

One project down...3 to go

So this super cute pillow case was not on the list but birthday parties come up and I like to make something to go along with the store bought gift. EJ said her friends favorite color was yellow and that she really liked dogs. I let her pick out the fabrics from my stash and then I tracked down some dog appliques.

This was a fast project (faster without the applique). I think about 1 hour. All the seams are finished. I like french seams a lot and found several good tutorials/refreshers on pillow cases and french seams here, here, here, here and here. (I know a lot of links but each one offers something a little different.)

I could go into lengthy detail about how to make the pillow case but I don't want to bore you. Suffice it to say today I had time to iron/press between each step and I love how crisp the seams are. Lesson learned...Take time to press as you go!
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Flaming quilt

I have had this idea rolling around in my head since November 2007. Too long undone. My son's 6th birthday is in less than a week and this is for him. I am very hopeful that the machine (and my skills) will cooperate. I love the way they look so far! I am going to leave the edges raw and put a pieced border on it and may add some flames licking onto it. Now off to sew.
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Monday, May 4, 2009

May Spring to Finish

If you didn't get to play last month Tallgrass Prairie Studio is hosting another Spring to Finish. Just click the link on my side bar to find out how to participate.

I was only able to complete two projects last month and hope that I can get 4 done this month. We can always try right?