Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Hooray, it's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  Amy does such a great job organizing this event and it is so much fun to see everyone's quilts!  I hope to see every single one!

I just finished this quilt last night for my nephew's birthday (party is tomorrow!!).  When Penny suggested a quilt along using the Quilt As You Go method, I joined in right away!  I had over 6 months to make 2 of these quilts for my was fun to use up some scraps, and I love the heavily quilted front of the quilt.  I let my nephews choose some fabric they liked for the backings...although they did not know it was to become part of the quilts I have made them!
This block with the flying big is one of my favorites!

I didn't realize until sandwiching the quilt that my backing fabric was actually a bit too short in width...but then, I figured, using the selvage was an acceptable method now a days, so I went with it...and I am glad I did!  It is my favorite part of the backing!

Time to wrap this quilt up for some gift giving time tomorrow!

So, now that you have heard the story behind my latest quilt, head over to Amy's blog and see/read the story of hundreds of others!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


For someone who really likes a clean house (although it certainly doesn't stay that way long...) my sewing area is a real mess.  I am crafting for an upcoming craft fair at a local school and it looks as if a bomb has gone off in my room!

How does my cutting table end up looking like this?  I am making hair ties and the scraps multiple like rabbits for sure!  And since when do I think the floor is an acceptable place to try and stay organized?

I have a very nice, unknown fabric that has been in my stash forever and when my husband spyed a blue horseshoe he suggested i make hair ties with honor of his favorite football team, the Indianapolis Colts...and well, since I don't see myself using this fabric, I thought I may as well cut it up for hair wasteful....but cute hair ties!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yipee, it feels great to have one of these done!  I had a bit of a tension/pulling issue with this quilt, but just plowed ahead...really wish I would go into my local sewing store where I bought the machine and have a lesson or two...

In general, I am not thrilled with how the backing turned out.  I love all the quilting on the front though...         

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I made a camera strap cover for my sister's birthday..which is TODAY!  Happy birthday Shelly!
I used this tutorial and it was simple.  Wish I knew more people with camera straps to make these for, they are really fun!

I have also been making more baby bibs!  When it rains, it pours with baby shower gifts!  These are also fun to make!!  I used this tutorial for the patchwork bibs and...notice Tony the Tiger and the silverware fabric bib are backed with terry cloth?  I used this tutorial for those two.  Both tutorials are easy to make!  give a try!

Wondering if any of you might be able to help me find a I "need" more fabric!! But Id really like to do a quilt similar to Sarah Fielke's, Charlotte Sometimes (cover of the book) and I can't find the cross hatch print...I have a lead on a similar fabric, but am unable to find it.  and, now I am unable to insert the flickr picture into my do you do that?  Ill leave you with the link, while I try to figure it out!