Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Purse

I just finished my first purse. I learned a few things and the next will be more stable but here it is. I love the colors :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Quilt Shop Sale !

I took a ride today to pick up my March BOM and they store was having a 20 % off sale. I picked up these 4 fabrics to make a disappearing 4 patch quilt. Check out this link. I hope it is ok to link to her blog.


My friend Brooke and I have also been talking about making spring/ summer purses. I picked up this pattern to make our purses.

I got awesome prices too. one pattern and 5.5 yards of quilt fabric for $50.00. I'll take that anyday. FYI the fabric for the disappearing four patch quilt is for a thank you quilt for my mom. I will give it to her at the rehersal dinner for our wedding to thank her for all her support all these years.

extension table

I have been sewing on and off but my big news this weekend was.... Josh and my friend Matt built me an extension table for my Bernia.

I also did some unexpected fabric shopping at Walmart. My Walmart had some fabric .75 to 1.50 a yard. I picked up 7 yards....

Thursday, March 11, 2010

and then there were eight...

I got 4 more blocks finished today ....

Let's hope for a baker's dozen tomorrow :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's a start

Work has been tiring me out so I thought maybe I should not sew (what was I thinking?).Sewing is my therapy and relaxation.I cannot imagine not having that litte bit of solice. I decided to get started today on the Disappearing 9 patch quilt for my grandmother. I will need 24 blocks total. My goal is to ship it to her by April 20th for her birthday April 26th. If I sew 4 blocks a day I will have all my nines sewn by Monday then I can cut and resew amd be finished with the blocks next week. Here are my first 4 nine's ....

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

February Block of the Month

I managed to get some sewing in yesterday morning and this morning. I finished my February BOM. I don't normally like Civil war prints but this one is starting to grow on me. I think it is because I like the star pattern.

I am trying to decide what my next project should be. I am going to be making a disappearing nine patch quilt for grandma in pink , purple and black. Also, I want to make my mom a scrappy red, brown , pink quilt using moda " fliratation" charm pack. I have no more energy today so I think I'll wait until tomorrow to start anything new.

Monday, March 8, 2010

More kids quilts

Life has been hectic lately. I started a new job last week. I miss my sewing time. I am going to try to get an hour or 2 in a day even though I am working but I am absolutely exhausted since I started. Hopefully I get used to working real soon and it is not an issue anymore. Sat/ Sun morning was spent working on my Quilts for kids Downy top. Yesterday, I got it in the mail and on it's way to Pennsylvania. This quilt was harder then any I have done before simply because I was tired and trying to get it complete. I noticed in the picture my border is a bit wavy. I am sure it will be enjoyed by some little boy regardless of the wavy border. It is hard to see in the picture but the main fabric is black with bright colored go carts on it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

baby quilt

I finally finished my pinwheel quilt. I delivered it to my hairstylist today and she seemed to like it. In fact, she said she was going to talk to me about commissioning a baby quilt from me and that made me feel real good :)I beat her to it though. The thing I found odd about this quilt was that I had a horrible time finding dragon fly fabric. it is funny how fabric that is in this year will disappear for next year. Taking that into consideration I just bought 6 yards of a fabric I liked because I may not see it again !