My projects keep multiplying but my free time seems to be halving. Gah! So this skirt is finally done! It basically took a year from receiving it. The facets pattern is great, but there are a lot of shapes to sew around and cut out. My next Alabama project will be to attempt airbrushing and… Continue reading One project down, two to start!
So I decided to add an extra row in each direction to bring the quilt up to 63" x 63" in size. This makes it a nice throw and allows the quilt to be useful beyond the crib. I am really enjoying the look of this design and I think I'll buy fabric as close… Continue reading Planning Winding Ways
I have decided! This is the next baby quilt I'll be making. Isn't it adorable!? I'll be going shopping for fabrics tomorrow. I looked at all the sales in the US, but once you add shipping, the costs just blow way out. So, off to Spotlight I go. Also, I finished cutting the last panel… Continue reading Winding Ways
So here is yet ANOTHER quilt that is in the design process. I know the following things: Storm at sea and the colors red and black. I'm assuming a few other things like that it should be queen size to suit my sister's bed and that grey will be acceptable. However, a two-tone quilt could… Continue reading Storm At Sea considerations
It is done, washed and dried! I love the crinkliness of it, too! Makes it seem much fluffier cuddly.The backing looks better after the quilting as well. All in all, I'm very pleased with how it came out.
The Hunters Star baby quilt is washed and drying on the rack. I'll take some photos of it tomorrow. In the meantime, my thoughts have turned to theÂ next baby quilt for another friend. After browsing quilts on Pinterest and the internet, I decided to grab the EQ7 file that Linda has thoughtfully provided. The above… Continue reading Would a Double Wedding Ring quilt be weird for a baby quilt?
I am about 2 hours from finishing the quilting on this which means that I now have to think about the binding. I didn't have anything planned, so I went through my stash and picked out the above fabrics. I think I'm going to go with the purple. It feels more aligned with the colors… Continue reading Getting to the end: The Binding
Once again, an announcement has sent me rushing back to my ideas notebook on Evernote and old quilting magazines to find a lovely genderless baby quilt design that also reflects the personality of the future parents. I know I want to use Inklingo because a lot of the piecing will be done on my commute.… Continue reading Another baby quilt
Fat Quarter Shop had this pattern in their latest email and it inspired me to create the above. It uses a 4.5" HST from the 12" Hunters Star collection and 4.5" sashing. The border consists of equilateral triangles and 60 degree diamonds, but I'm not sure of their measurement at this time. It can easily… Continue reading More EQ7 and Inklingo
I started this post a month ago! Finally got the pictures I wanted into the post and now it's published. The last time I posted about this quilt, I was having trouble with the layout. Thanks to some really helpful suggestions, I removed the two palest blocks and replaced them with brighter blocks. Here are… Continue reading Hunter’s Star Update
Thanks to CotSG, I've actually tried some hybrid piecing, though on the hunters star first. I love the idea of being able to use both machine and hand piecing, BUT I have a preference for hand sewing. I love its precision and portability. I like watching TV while sewing quietly. On the other hand (haha!),… Continue reading Open toe foot and the Case of the Secret Garden