Saturday, May 28, 2011

This is what I'll be doing this weekend

Yes I will be watching the Charlotte 600 Nascar race, and quilting.

This is one of those projects that keeps getting put on the back burner, perhaps this weekend I can do some serious damage.
It has been hanging around for 3 or 4 years, quilting on it off and on. I don't know why it has taken me so long, I think I am dreading the wide border that is going to need quilted and I am not sure what to do yet.

The weather is typical Memorial Day weather here in Portland, rain, the family is planning a BBQ  on Monday but will probably be eating indoors.

And on this Memorial Day I want to thank all those that have served our country  and those that are serving.

God Bless!

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A time span quilt.

A friend commissioned me to help her get this vintage handmade quilt finished. It needed a back, quilted and the binding done.

The log cabin pieces are very tiny, the center piece measures 1/2" and consist of half square triangles. The overall design of the quilt is amazing.  It certainly deserved to be finished. I real can't decide what era it is from.

I had a local long-arm quilter/quilt designer just do simple meandering.    

The binding went fairly smoothly until:
There were a couple rough spot I had to deal with, I decided to just straighten out the corner.

It turned out okay.  Same corner in the photo below.

The backing seemed to match the quilt perfectly, I love it when that happens. 

 Finished and ready to be delivered as soon as it had a quick "Cat Scan"  

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Waiting to sew.

That is waiting for my back to feel better before I sit at the sewing machine. Because once I sit down I don't want to stop.
So nothing new on the design wall so I'll share a few things I have recently made. Some have been sold on Etsy.
                                         For Sale  here   $25.00

                                                  another recent baby quilt "the story of the 3 little pigs"  also For Sale at etsy
My little sewing group was into making rag quilts, I have  made a few in the past, so I jumped on the band wagon with this one.  I don't care for all that snipping, but I like the finished product, fun and fast.

This was recently SOLD  on etsy, this was the first time I had used minky for a backing, needs no batting.

This pink baby quilt was my first sale on etsy, it also has minky on the back and made without batting.

I used up a lot of pink scraps on this, even has a couple orphan blocks in it.

A panel I had on hand, I outlined all the animals when I quilted this one. .  I also used minky without  batting.  I had the border fabric in my stash I loved that it was a perfect match for this quilt.   Also for sale at etsy

I have just learned I will have a great grand-baby  by Thanksgiving  don't know yet if it is a boy or girl.  
If it is a girl this will definitely be going to her. Plus a dozen others that will be made as soon as I know.  

Another  rag quilt I have listed on etsy I only have $29.00 on it, you think it would sell.  The fabric to make one would cost that much.
This baby quilt recent sold for $35.00  Another minky backing.
That is my quilt show for the day!

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Always Searching

Yes always searching for a new way to use scraps, I have come to the conclusion they are never going to go away. Making scrap quilts creates more crap scraps!

To tell you the truth I am sick of my scraps!   Anyone want to dump scraps me?

This is just a small portion that I will be currently working with.

While looking for something new to do, I ran across the Liberated Wedding Ring
at the Bloomin Workshop.
I'm going to give it a whirl.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Now what?

I finished this quilt top, the pattern is from American Jane and was so fast and easy. Especially if you use a jelly roll, which I didn't have so I cut 2 1/2 " strips from my scraps basket.
Now it is going to age awhile I can't decide if I want to border or leave as is. The binding may be a challenge, but I love a challenge.

 There are no set in blocks to sew it goes together in rows.  I worried that I may have trouble matching the rows up and or that the seams were slightly on the bias.  But it came together nicely.
I also had the pleasure of baby sitting this little sweet heart over night. You would have thought I had a two year old kid here, the house was in shambles, but the pleasure of her company was worth it.

Happy Quilting!