05 April 2009


First, thanks to everyone who voted (which includes 0 people).  I have decided that the money will go to storage of various types for the sewing room.  

Next, pictures of one of the quilts that has been completed.  This went to my brother-in-law Patrick and his wife Maria, who are expecting a baby (boy) in July.  It went with my mother-in-law this weekend, and from what I hear, they love it.  I love it too. 

It's just the top. I didn't take any pictures of the finished one, like an idiot.  But that's ok.  Maybe I'll ask them to take one when they get the chance.  

Also, a sneak peak at the next project for a friend('s baby).  I'm really liking it so far.  Thanks J.M. for the help picking out the fabrics, I think they're going to work perfectly.


Green and yellow will also be making an appearance.  I'm trying out this pattern, a no triangle zig zag.  Since I'm a total failure when it comes to zigzags.  

I'm also hoping to have a bag ready to go by the time the day is done.  Check for it in the shop.

01 April 2009

Sewing, sewing, and more sewing.

Well, I think that when I last left off, the pink and white quilt was in the binding phase. I'm happy to report that it was finished on time, packed up and sent off. I am even happier to report that it was a big hit, and hopefully it will be loved for many years to come. While it was originally not something I was that into (only because it was not colors/fabrics I would typically chose), I ended up loving it. It is very sweet and precious and pure. Perfect for a 1 year old baby girl. There it is ready to go on the right.

Underneath it, you can see the pieces of a new project I'm working on. This is top secret and I've already almost blown the cover to bits numerous times. I've finished the top. Just waiting for the bottom pieces to arrive. I'll be sure to have pictures when I'm finished.

There is another quilt finished and in the dryer right now. I didn't pull it out last night. It should be on its way to the recipients in a few days, and then I will post pictures. I'm sure no one who matters (in regards to these items) reads this blog, but you never know, and I'd rather be safe than sorry.

I've got another plan in the works, again top secret, for a little man's birthday coming up. I'm sorry to say that I don't remember his EXACT birthdate, even though I came to the hospital that very day. But what are dates, anyway? Hopefully I'll get the fabrics this weekend. I came across this tutorial, and I really want to try it. Especially considering the failure that was Roy. G. Biv.

I also bought a template/kit/pattern for a Double Wedding Ring quilt. Queen sized. I'm sure it will be a massive project, but the plan is to make a quilt for our bed. And I will do it as I have time, with no deadline. Once the template is delivered, and I figure out how much fabric I need, I will be choosing fabrics, yay! Any suggestions are welcome. My bedroom is painted a greyish sea grean sort of color. I think it gives me quite a bit of wiggle room color-wise.

One other thing for now. I will be putting up a poll regarding what to do with the earnings from the pink and white quilt. Your input will be appreciated.