Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back to Quilting

Here is some quilting on a quilt back.  Some 5 petaled flowers and random swirls and leaves. 

And feathers!  I got a little funky and did a little something in each feather. 

Christmas projects got me off the quilting track for a while, and now there is lots of catching up to do.  So stay tuned for more quilting updates!  Signing off to go quilt!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Puzzle Ball!

It's a Puzzle Ball! 

I received this book as a Christmas gift a couple years ago, and it is definitely a gift that keeps on giving!  I've made several of these puzzle balls as baby gifts as well as a few other projects in this book.  It has a lot of super cute ideas in it.  The puzzle ball looks like a complicated project, but once you piece a couple of the sections, its actually pretty easy.  And once you get all the sections pieced on the sewing machine, the rest of it can be finished on the couch covered up in a blanket in front of the TV. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

I decided to make a few Christmas gifts.  I would post a pic of them all done, but they are already wrapped up and under the tree.  This block is called Christmas Star from Quilt Blocks Galore.  If you havent found this site yet, bookmark it right now.  It is awesome!  There are a bagillion block ideas for any skill level.  I think I might try to crank out a couple more of these mini-quilts before Christmas officially hits.

I did change the look of my blog a little bit.  Hope you like it!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pieced Scrap Border quilt, an insane project, and a blizzard

Here is my pieced borders quilt top.  I used (gasp!) an old white sheet.  Its the first time I've used a sheet in a quilt. 

Then my mom pulls out this quilt that she started 30 plus years ago, when she was still single.  Seem similar??  Kinda weird!!

Except her version makes mine look pretty simplified.  Each side of the hexagon has to be lined up and sewn individually.  Thats pretty much the reason why this project is still unfinished.  (And mine is NOT!  ha ha.)  The fabrics are scraps from jackets, dresses, and various things she had made.  She also used a white sheet.  This is authentic vintage fabric people!  :) 

She's had all the pieces cut out and ready to go.  I helped by sewing in 3 hexagons and then I'd had enough.  She has made it a goal to add 1 hexagon a day in the hopes to finish it in a year!  Good luck Mom--We are going to hold you to it!

And this is what it looks like outside today.  This picture actually does not do justice to the howling wind and swirling blinding snow going on out there.  We are currently under a blizzard warning. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

UFO Extravaganza!

Over Thanksgiving weekend my mom, sister and I had a UFO Extravaganza!  We got so much done that we had to arrange this photo.  We tallied up over 20 projects that we worked on.  Some were almost done when we brought them, others were both started and finished (like the quilt top on the left and the sweatpants), and then a few were just started and not quite finished (like the paper dolls- we ran out of fusible web).  We're pretty proud of ourselves nonetheless. 

Notice my pieced square border top is done!  *on the right*  I'll post a better picture once I get one taken of it during the daylight; which means this weekend.  These short days are getting old in a hurry. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm Still Here!

I'm still catching up from my 6 day Thanksgiving weekend which was jam-packed full of sewing.  More on that later.  This is a baby quilt made by my Sister. 

It's pretty rad for a baby quilt.