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Quilt Three

11 Nov

Pattern: Bargello, The Bargello Quilt Book, by Piecemakers
Made by: Sarah
Quilted by: http://www.bayberryquilts.com
Donated to Hurricane Sandy


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Quilt Four

11 Nov

Pattern: Four Patch
Made by: Sarah
Quilted by: http://www.bayberryquilts.com
Donated to Hurricane Sandy


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Quilt Two

11 Nov

Pattern: I don’t know the name
Made by: Sarah
Quilted by: http://www.bayberryquilts.com
Gave to brother


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Quilt One

11 Nov

Pattern: Attic Windows
Made by: Sarah
Quilted by: http://www.bayberryquilts.com

100 Quilts for Kids

8 Sep
 
I am linking up with www.swimbikequilt.com for the 100 Quilt for Kids project.
 
 
 
Swim, Bike, Quilt
 
I made this simple Four-Patch quilt.  I got the pattern off www.quiltsforkids.org, I really enjoyed this quilt because, while most of my quilts are slow-moving, I made this quilt top in an afternoon…instant results! 
 
 
The back is a cool light green fannel, which the lady at the LQS helped me pick out.  I would have never considered flannel,  it’s nice and cozy.
 
 
The Bargello Quilt was from a class I took, and it was a great experience.  I love the bright colors, and the backing fabric was my first fabric internet purchase, and I was very pleased.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I’m not sure where I’m donating these quilts as I don’t think the meandering quilting is tight enough for www.quiltsforkids.org.  I’m going to check out the other link-ups to get some ideas, and try to find something local.
 
 
 

30 Days – August

2 Sep

What a great month!  It’s funny, my new job has caused me to work 52 hours a week this month, I think I got the most quilting done ever!  It’s like, the less time I have, the more wisely I use it. 

I finished my backing to the grey/pink ribbon quilt;

I think this will make really great binding when it’s turned over to the front!! 

I finished 1 baby shower quilt, and I am almost done with two more.  Twins!!  (I’ll post on that later!) 

I took the Mango Tango class with Laurie Shifrin, what a great experience, and it has now taken over my design wall…

Here is close up with the flanges…

Since I was short on fabric, I decided to make the quilt a tad smaller. 

I got four Quilt-Block-a-Day blocks done!

And I signed up for an Intermediate Accounting course at the local University.  I’m sad because the studying will take up much of my quilting time, but I’m really looking forward to it!!  Looks like I’m going to have to make some room!

Share Your Mistake(s)!

21 Aug

I’m linking up with Amanda @ Fabric Engineer for a Link party to share your mistake.

 Fabric

My mistake, was that when I started quilting I thought I could immediatly design quilts.  Go big or go home.  While I feel my projects were great, they were too complicated for my experience. 

So ONE of my mistake that I’m sharing with you is my Dresden.  I tried to make the “radiant” backing, it’s just something I wanted to do.  But I was sloppy.  I just thought the angles would come together…well they didn’t;

I took this pic laying down, that is all the excess fabric I am going to have to deal with.

This was my goal;

Urgh!  What a mess.  Then, after I designed it (and made the top), I realized I needed it quilted in a special way…which means no bringing it to the LQS to be machine quilted.  So, seeing as this will be a throw blanket for my bed, I’m going to suck it up and machine quilt it myself.  and maybe just fold over the excess fabric, sew it down, and call it a day.  It will be gentle reminder to think before I cut.

And to top it all off, I used fabric from my Mango Tango quilt, and left myself short!  I thought I could find it again, with no luck so far.

The Ironing Board(s)

5 Aug

On August 15th, I’m linking with Amanda at Fabric Engineer to tell my story of my ironing board.  Yet another great topic by Amanda!

Fabric

It has come to my attention that grubby ironing boards are normal!  Yeah!!!  So with pleasure I’m presenting my own grubby ironing board!

I also have spot right next to my machine for intstant pressing;

This consists of some scrap pieces of warm and natural, covered withe muslin.  I love this area right next to my machine. 

Sometime in the future, I would like a taller ironing board with more area to iron, and possibly one of those “tv tray” ironing boards I see tutorials for on some blogs.  Hoping to get some ideas from Amanda’s Link Party!

Sewing Room!

8 Jul

Quick shot of the sewing center;

I have to have the iron right next to the machine for some projects.  It is just a left over piece of Warm & Natural with a piece of muslin. 

I just have the essentials near the machine, the less-used tools are stored somewhere else.  I don’t know why, but I’ve always put trash (small scrap clippings and thread ends) right on the table.  For one, it’s easier, and maybe I like to see how little gets thrown away during the week.

The all important design center.  I love my standing desk!  This is also where I put my laptop when on the computer.  It’s just two steps from design wall, and it is great to stand and play with all the color combonations.  To the right is just one of my fabric storage places.  🙂

The set up is actually in my living room.  It has great light and GREAT space.  I tried sticking my sewing area in the guest room, but I never went in there.  I felt like I was in a cave or something.  The room is a WIP, as I feel like I don’t have enough counter space, or good lighting is a couple of the corners. 

I love being able to snoop into other people’s sewing rooms.  So I’ve linked up with Pink Chalk Studio to check some out!

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