Friday, February 26, 2010

have box, will travel

what you're seeing is the makings for 4 quilts, crammed into a box so I don't have to watch tv all weekend. this is 2 QFK quilts and abby's road, basted, then a third QFK kit, and the completed QFK quilt. so I was wrong...5 quilts.


it's so empty and sad. I found myself apologizing (yes, out loud) to the fabrics and threads I left behind.

Monday, February 22, 2010

how freaking cute is this???

this came in the mail today! I'm using it for my wrapped in hope quilt...thinking maybe cutting out the squares and putting extra borders around them so they're 6 inches finished. theyr 3 inches right now

magical binding

I could bind this sucker 3 or 4 times over with what I prepared. oops. it looks like a magician's scarf trick :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

fnsi #1

the beginning state of me sewing room last night. these pix are gonna come one at a time, sorry

fnsi #2

he steals my spot every time I get up. don't let the comfy pose fool you, he barely got up there because I barely left.


my attempt at creating a kitty corner


he left and sulked on my bed for a while then wandered back in a while later


I took a quick break to make myself a pin cushion. nothing fancy.


I think I'm calling this one "treasure everywhere". it's quilts for kids #3 and the first top finish for the night.


laying out abby's road. this was like a modified sudoku quilt lol. trying to make sure none of the same fabric was adjacent or in the same row


another kitty reality check


hard to see I guess, but this is abby's road on my design wall


abby's road, top complete


playing around with the darning foot on my machine. not too shabby, but not exactly scaleable


playing the "stuff on my kitty" game


strips of leftovers for the binding on abby's road


sorry it's sideways. one long, colorful strip of binding


the backing material I found for abby's perfect is it??? it turns out it's actually polyester though which I'm not crazy about. it's meant for scrubs though.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

all dressed up and no place to sew

finished putting the borders on this between pulling on a skirt and putting on makeup. go me! :D

Monday, February 8, 2010

first BOM

here's my first block of the month for mothertown!

Pics from Yesterday's Exploits

Nick walked into my sewing room a few minutes ago, took a look around (I expanded my doodle wall a bit) and said "You're so OCD, I love it."  I was confused, but then realized he meant ADD.  That I can't argue with.  Here's the day's rundown: 

Mai's quilt, a quick update.  I did a total of 5 blocks today, and that was enough to mull on.  I'm not sure where I'm going with it, but I have high hopes.  We'll see. 

Soaking the squares for Alishia's quilt so I could take the paper off.  This was the bulk of the day, and it took FOREVER to get done.  My fingers were pruney, but...

Eventually it started coming together. 

A quick close up of Mai's squares, rearranged a bit. 
Some of the paper I took off of Alishia's blocks. 
Taadaa!  All the blocks I have done for Alishia's quilt so far. 

And finally, my two favorite boys, in eerily similar positions. I love these boys.  One of them needs some teeth pulled though...unfortunately, not the human one.  :-(  

Anyways, I hope everyone had a great weekend!  

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pics from Last Night

Here are a few pics from last night:

I had Nick pick out the border fabric for me.  I think he picked just right...I don't know what it says, but Asian lettering seems perfect for a ninja quilt.  :0)

But of course, it ended up being too good to be true...
I used up all I had (I think this was a remnant), and came up literally inches shy of completing the thing.  *insert primal scream at midnight here*  Nick laughed and said he had faith I could fix it.  I ended up using a black & white flower thing that's about the same color densities, so it's not terribly noticeable.  I think.  I'll post another picture when I'm done with the whole thing and you can tell me if you can see it.

This one isn't from last night, it's from 5 minutes ago.  My first two Hunter's Star blocks!  I tried using my flying geese template, since I don't have one of the speedy ones, and tried my best to follow these directions. Of course, not having anything to base my sizes off of made it a little more of a challenge, but I think they turned out pretty ok for winging it!  The plan is to have the star points be fabrics that read black and red, and the middles to be fabrics that read white, with some black patterns for the darker ones.  If that makes sense.  The blocks ended up being about 9 1/2 inches (so 9 inches sewn together).  We'll see if I can keep it up.  I really like the star point fabrics.  The red one almost looks Hawaiian, when you see it all laid out.

Oh, and that's pinned up on my new design wall.  :-D  I like having stuff up there...I can see it and be inspired by it, but it's not cluttering up work surfaces.

Back to work!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

just because i can...

first thing up on my new design wall! ok, it's really a sheet pinned to the wall, but works! I wish i'd thought of this when I was doing mom's quilt!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Don't Judge Me...

I got me some flannel bolt ends while it's on sale at joann. happy sigh.  All the stuff in the bag cost me around $17.  I am SO the bargain queen! 

Quilts for Kids

starting on the quilts for kids quilt tonight. the focus print is ninja stuff :)