Thursday, December 30, 2010

[ purple ]

Look what I found last week.

It's a skirt and I found it at Goodwill. The fabric jumped out at me mashed in between all the clothes and I dug it out.

It's a size 18, which is a little large for me. No bother, I didn't plan on wearing it anyway.

I am just going to attack it with my scissors and rotary cutter.

Purple is not on my list of comfortable colors. I like it plenty, I just can't seem to use it to my liking (although, my friend Jessica did this FABULOUS string quilt using purples, can I post a picture of your quilt Jess ? )

Purple. I like saying the word.

I like that this fabric/skirt has a touch of green and robin egg blue to offset the purple. I keep looking at it. I want to cut into it, I just don't know what to do with it yet.

Purple, purple, purple...

Friday, December 10, 2010

[ Christmas placemats ] a posting for Jessica !

Okay. I had this Christmas fabric, and I really, really like it, but I didn't feel like making another quilt. My solution ?

Christmas place mats. We aren't really a place mat kind of family, but I decided to through caution to the wind and got busy on my machine.

Look at my naughty four year old. At lunch today he kept trying to wipe his face on his place mat. " That big napkin, momma !" No Gavin.

One picture at my attempt to decorate my fireplace mantle. This one is just for Jessica, so she has something to read and stops yelling at me all the way from Maine...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

baby clothes quilt [in progress]

Oh well !

This was another attempt at doing quilt-as-you-go. This quilt was meant to be twin sized, but it didn't quite make it all the way there. I am pretty sure that I am getting close to "taking a break" on quilting, this one might have done me in.
I was happily sewing along for awhile and then I started to get anxious over getting it finished. I calculated how many more blocks I would need for it to be twin sized and right then and there changed my mind.
Then to add insult to injury I had a hellish time trying to add the backing. In fact my second attempt was so bad I just ripped all the stitching out and tied the quilt. Which made me even more frustrated. In fact I was racing just to get this one done, so I could stop looking at it all the time.
It was going to be for sale, but then due to my loss of patience with the finishing I decided to keep it and I threw it on the end of Gavin's bed.
Oh well.

do the polka dot !

Howdy y'all !

Guess its been awhile huh ? Feeling a little burnt out lately on the quilting front. Not so much on the design and inspiration, I am always pulling out various fabrics that I want to put together. More like the actual act of sitting down, cutting, sewing, pressing, sewing, basting, quilting. All that.
I finished this one a few weeks ago. Made from two coordinating fat quarter stacks. Then I free motion quilted it in a wide meander pattern.
I almost love the back more than the front. The multi colored polka dot....
...and the fabulous striped fabric for the binding.
The finished size is 43 inches by 51 inches and it is for sale. Contact me if interested.