Friday, August 28, 2009

What I've been up to

Here's some quilting goodies I won from Carol She had a giveaway over at her blog and I won this 30's quilt pattern book and a Thangles Mapple Leaf Quilt pattern and a package of thangles to use with it. Thanks so much Carol, I can't wait to try these things out.

I also learned I've won some warm and white batting from Dana over at Old Red Barn Co.
How exciting! I've never tried this batting, but have heard great things about it. I look forward to trying it out on the quilt I'm working on now. Which is the Original Quilt Along quilt that Dana did. There's a Flickr group with the details if anyone's interested. They're getting ready to start their 3rd quilt a long...a wonky log cabin quilt, but I couldn't restist trying the original quilt easy, especially with me being a beginner quilter. I'm also planning to do the wonky log cabin quilt, too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pratice, Practice, Practice

So, this is what I've been doing for the past 2 weeks.....practicing! My attempt at the log cabin squares were a bit off, so I decided to work on some simple 9 patch squares. Am doing much better with these. I made several sets of these with some fat quarters and fabric I picked up at Joann's. Of course, since I only bought small quantities of fabric I didn't have enough to make anything too big, so I made another bag. I think it turned out cute. Very girly! So, now I'm going to attempt a baby quilt-9 patch style. I've been working on cutting my squares and hope to start sewing them together tonight.
I even got adventurous and added some pockets, though my quilting is just some zig zag stitching between each of the squares.

So, now I'm off to finish my cutting and start my sewing.

Another Giveaway!

30's fabric giveaway Just click to read all about it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Giveaway At P.S. i Ouilt

P.S. i Quilt is giving away a $50 gift certificate over at her blog go check it out!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Quilting Adventure

So, Here's my 1st quilt top. I decided to use Moda's Love is in the Air charm packs to make this "Christmas Table Topper" quilt[ the pattern by Rachel of p.s. i quilt can be found on Moda], though I guess I should rename it "Valentine Table Topper". I think it turned out pretty good for my 1st attempt. I'll be leaving the quilting part for when I get a machine that can quilt[ hint hint...possibly my Christmas present this year]. It's 43" X 43" and I also bought some Love is in the Air fabric to use as the backing.
So, now that the quilting bug has bit me. I drug my DD [17] to the fabric store with me. 1st up was Joann's, where I picked out all these neutral colors in the hopes to one day make a quilt that will go in my living room. Apparently, I'm afraid to try larger patterns, DD had to help with a few of the choices. So, after this trip my DD decided maybe she'd like to try to make a quilt. This is the same child who shows no interest in any of the crafty things I do. So, finally a crafting buddy....maybe...

So, when we were in AC Moore we were checking out their sale section and looky what we found these colorful fat quarters were on sale for $1.10 ea. The black fabric wasn't on sale but DD liked it, so I let her get it {maybe a 2nd project in her future?!} So, once we got home from the store, she wanted to start right away. We picked an simple pattern...Clara's Quilt from Moda Bake Shop and away she went. I had to show her how to use the sewing machine...her 1st time ever sewing. Of course, I got the job of doing all the ironing for her:)Here's her progress so far. Not exactly perfect matching the seams, but hey, I'm just glad to have someone in this house who understands why I get so excited when I sew or cross stitch. You know the men in my life[DH and DS] are like..."yeah, that's great" and then move on with their conversation, but you gotta love them! So, now she's taking a break till she decides on the border fabric. Me, I'm getting the itch to cut up those neutrals ....just so many patterns out their to choose from and I'm trying to start off maybe another 9 diappering patch, like I did on the "valentine" quilt. Decisions, Decisions!! Susan

Stitching Exchanges Recived

Here are 2 exchanges I received in the mail in the past 7 days. The 1st is a Lizzie Kate scissor fob from Kathy K. She even sent these adorable peacock scissors. I just love both items and all those stitches are over 1. Beautiful!

The 2nd item I received was from April. This was the Summer House exchange over at HOE. April made me a pin keep and used the most adorable buttons on this. Thanks to both of these ladies for a great exchange!