Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Susan's quilt

Here is my latest project (and picture of my dog :)  - a quilt for my mother-in-law's Reiki studio. This is my first time working with Batiks - something I probably won't do again, but I think it's turning out nicely.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Block 1-16 ~ Block-a-Palooza

block 16

blocks 1-16

I'm all done, but not quite... I fear I used too many fabrics here and they don't all work together... If I'd just stuck with just Flower Sugar, I'd be all set, but I added in Delilah (which has been okay) and Red Rose Farm, and the colors are just off. So, I think I shall be redoing a bunch of the squares before sewing them all together!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My big boy is turning 7!

The birthday cake with family and friends...
Hope all his wishes come true this year!

good bye, my love....

So I finished this last night (I tied it with embroidery floss, which is my norm, and then gave it a wash)  and it went home with the inlaws today after my biggest boys' 7th birthday party. I was very sad to see it go! But I think I have enough fabric leftover to make another down the road (yea!) AND now I have a check burning a hole in my pocket... and shopping carts VERY full at fabricshack and sewmamasew :)

Next up is a throw size quilt for my mother in law's Reiki studio. I will be working with batiks, which she gave me today, for the first time. It will be quite a departure from what I'm used to!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Block 15 ~ Block-a-Palooza

This one might be my favorite. I'm a sucker for whirlygigs, and this one was so easy to make. I see a whole quilt made up of this pattern in my near future!! Just one more clock to go!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A sailboat quilt....

Here's the top - it measures approx 50x80, so it'll be great for cuddling with. Now I just have to make the back for it, though I don't know what it's going to look like yet. Hopefully the perfect fabric will be on sale for $2.50 a yard at Joann Fabrics tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Block 14!

Can it be tre that there are only 2 more blocks to go? I will miss this project, and hope I can find another sew along when this one is complete. What a great learning experience it has been!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The first block for the sailboat quilt...

This is the start of a throw size quilt that I'm making for my inlaws to give friends who recently became grandparents to a little boy. This will be in the grandparent's home for when the baby comes to visit. It's a baby quilt, but without all the baby colors, so hopefully will make everyone happy, and can stay out, even when the baby isn't around. Now if I can get this all done by March 20th when I see the inlaws next to celebrate MY first baby turning 7!!

Blocks 12 and 13

block 13 - love!

block 12 - not so sure about the green on this one...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Block 11 (and my new couch and ottoman :)

Slowly catching up on the block-a-palooza blocks. Still behind, but if I hadn't been able to sneak this one in this morning while the boys were at school I'd be three behind! Anyway, I don't think the block photographs well - it's much nicer in person. Funky, but I like it. And the new furniture, I love!

Birdhouse quilt.... in pieces...

It's all sewn together, but I haven't been able to get a great picture of it in one piece... I have started to embroider it, but it's going to take a while. I think it's a good project to do while watching tv with hubby after the boys go to bed. And then once the front is done, I'm very excited to make one more applique on the back - inspired by Cath Kidston's "Sew book". What a pretty book - makes me want to jump on a plane for London...