Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I'm just a little worried about the quilting part of this quilt. I've made quilts before, but I've always hand tied them. I really want to try free motion quilting on this one. I've never attempted free motion quilting before. Everything I've read says practice, practice, practice. So, I guess I'd better make up some mini quilt sandwiches and get to practicing.
In the mean time, I made myself a design wall (4 yards white flannel, cut in half and sewn together) and hope to use it tomorrow to work on my quilt layout. I've done pretty well at arranging the strips randomly so far. We'll see how the block arrangement goes. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a random sort of person.
I'm more of a "a place for everything and everything in it's place" kinda girl.
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Not to worry......
Now, I just need to find that can of Scotchguard.
(And the living room set...that's a story for another post.)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
looked like so much fun, that I just had to join in. We're in the middle of week 3 and I'm already behind. Hoping to catch up this weekend.
Here is what I have so far...
My fabric choices. Mostly Moda in turquoise, lime and strawberry. The striped fabric in the back will be my binding (cut on the bias). I have an idea for the backing, but I want to see the quilt top all put together before I decide.
All 12 fabrics are cut into 2.5" strips. And now comes the exciting job of arranging them into sets to be sewn into blocks.
In all the years I've sewn, I've never made a quilt for myself. I love the fabrics and cannot wait to see how it all turns out. I'm not sure what I'll do with the finished quilt. I might just have to keep it for myself.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Inside the Crayon Roll - pencil and paper included
Baking Day - Orange Sweet Rolls
(Yes, they're Pillsbury from a can. I did make Chocolate Chip Scones from scratch too.)
Nathan and his black olive mustache