Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blanket Toss

The beginning of the "blanket toss" wall hanging I am making for my mom----haven't done the border or any of the quilting yet - excited to see my progress on this one.

Great Bag Giveaway

I've met so many great people blogging...and found so many great giveaways. Check this out - and make sure you mention that you heard about it from me :) http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/.

On another note... thanks so much for all your thoughts and prayers about my dad...it means a lot.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hallelujah - the most stressful project is finished.

So - after putting this baby quilt aside MANY times because of the grief my sewing machine was giving me...I went out and bought a new machine - and after reading the manual and firing her up - I finished the quilt in 15 minutes... AHHHH CALM!

Because I ended up with more dark purple squares than the rest, I'm not sure I like the layout - but it was the only way I could figure it out......oh well.

Past projects

While browsing through my myriad of digital pictures, I came upon photos of my first projects ever! Since I've only been sewing since June 2007 - I think I am doing quite well...

#1 - the first quilt I ever made. With the careful eye and instruction of my - OH SO TALENTED IT PUTS ME TO SHAME - quilter mom :) She walked me through every step. This was an Xmas gift for my mom-in-law.

#2 colors in this one are more my style - and this was my first quilt ON MY OWN - many more imperfections than the "mommy holding my hand quilt." This was a Xmas gift for my brother-in-law, who is a musician/performer/actor....hence the musical theme. I still love this quilt.

#3 - baby quilt thrown together in an afternoon for my cousin's baby. Again - love these colors....

I wish I would have taken more pictures of the "Four Corners" aprons I made everyone for Xmas 2007. I must have made 10-12 of them. And the only picture I took was of the one fabric that was my least favorite. These aprons are a huge hit. I have 3 waiting in the wings to be made...hopefully I can finish them soon. LOL