Monday, June 29, 2009

Art work

My little van gogh made this lovely portrait of me and my sewing machine, it proudly hangs on the wall of my craft room.

Friday, June 26, 2009

It's my first quilt something was bound to go wrong, right?

I just didn't do a good job piecing the quilt together I guess. I'm thinking it may be the pink gingham triangles that are causing the problem. They look like they are pulling on the other squares and making the ripples. Or did I not sew the squares together right? The pattern said "scant 1/4inch seam allowance throughout" what does a "scant" quarter inch seam look like?

Monday, June 22, 2009

How much is too much?

I found this gorgeous quilt pattern.... and I want to make it!



I searched around and found the perfect fabric to make it:The fabric is Aviary by Moda and it's just so beautiful and gorgeous and it's gonna cost me $150+ to buy it! Is that too much? Or is it a deal? For my budget it's on the high side. I'm thinking I'll have to pass on this one, maybe wait for a big sale or something.
------UPDATE--------
I bought the fabric!! There was a sale and I got it for less than $150! The fabric is so soft and smooth it will be just gorgeous! I'm saving it until I get more experience with quilting and then I'll make it for my bed.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Sneak Peek!

I completed all the quilt blocks for the kitty quilt! This is so much fun!!

I found a pattern in a quilters magazine with similar fabric requirements (yardage) and decided to give it a go. For anyone who is wondering I originally bought this fabric to make a little apron like this one for my daughter, I bought way to much fabric and now I'm using it for my first ever quilt. :)




A Picture of the finished Easter Dress




I started sewing this dress a while back and finished it in time for Easter this year, I'm finally posting a finished picture of it now.