Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew In Results

Or should I say, Friday Day Sew-In progress?  No finishes....I decided to catch up on my Free Motion Quilt-Along.  Even though my hands were shaking some when I started, which I don't understand... it's.a.practice.quilt.... I was pretty pleased with my progress.  I've struggled with FMQ before, but Christina's step by step, no pressure instructions are really working well for me.

My practice pad

Then I worked on the next step which was the skinny strips on the quilt itself.  I am purposely using a contrasting thread for this as it is all about learning to control speed and tension, making it easy to see what needs tweaking.  My girls will still play with it when its done...they don't care if it's ugly!

Then I decided to break into the Haunted Mansion Layer Cake I showed yesterday.  I'm trying out a Disappearing Nine Patch.  I didn't realize until I took the picture that I am not crazy about the dark gray square.  If you need a second opinion, just ask your camera!

Hopefully I can play some more today.

Until Next Time,

Friday, September 17, 2010

Yay! It's Time for Friday Night Sew In

Except for me it will be a Friday-Day Sew-In. Today is my little one's first long-day at preschool so with both DD's in school I have about 4 hours to myself.  What to do?  What to do?

First.....get off the computer.

Then decide what to work on.....

Just need to sew these rows together....this poor thing has been waiting a few months for me to get back to it.


I'm itchin' to do something with these layer cakes

Sweet baby fabric that needs some lovin'

Free Motion Quilt Along top.....I'm already behind!  Click on the button to the right if you want to jump in.

Not to mention several others to choose from.  I'd best get on something though or I'm going to miss my chance!  What will you work on today?

If you haven't signed up for Friday Night Sew-In, click on the button on my side bar to check it out.

Okay, I'm going now....

Until Next Time,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Runner and Trying to Find My Groove!

I had no idea getting into school routines would take up so much time...I thought I'd have more time lol!  Not to mention feeling I've got nothing to post about, or too much...feeling a little overwhelmed these days. Gotta find my groove!

Fall is in the air so I thought I could show one of my favorite creations.  I actually made this last fall from my stash.  It is a simple table runner with some quilting, applique, machine embroidery, and even a little hand quilting.  It is sort of my own design, as I took ideas from several different places and compiled them into this.

You can sort of see the hand quilted maple leaves near the center.  I was planning on covering the whole thing but was frustrated with my choice of thread and gave up after two.  Live and learn, right?

I used my Sulky Rayon Embroidery thread for the machine applique and love how it turned out.  Then added the little flowers with machine embroidery.

I suppose I could say its reversible.  I think as far as sewing goes, fall colors and themes are definitely my favorite.  Not bad for a rookie.  Now I hope I find my groove so I can get more fall goodies made!

Don'tcha love finding new blogs?  I came across JulieKQuilts from a link on Quilt Hollow's blog.  So glad I found her...her quilt tops are beautiful and she has stirred some ideas in my head.. and psst! she's having a GO! giveaway!  Go! check it out!

Until Next Time,