“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crazy Mom Quilt-A-Long Week 8

I didn't press the whole thing after I added the most recent four sides, so ignore the wrinkles.  This quilt is getting big.  I am just doing the twin size, but there is an option to go bigger.  I think there is just one more step before I get to the quilting!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maui Bag

I saw the fabric and the pattern and really wanted to make it.  Perhaps from an underlying desire to go to Hawaii.  Anyway, the bag went together really fast.  There are some errors in the pattern, but if you think about each step before you cut or sew, an intermediate seamstress should be able to figure them out.  Most of them just have to do with measurements.  But step 5, applying the magnetic clasp, is all messed up, and it's obvious.

I really loved the way the bag turned out.  I want to make it again.  These are my first Art Gallery fabrics and I love the feel of them.  The flower is hand sewn, and I may replace the button with a bigger one if I find a better fit.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Crazy Mom Quilt-a-Long Week 7

We are getting close in this one, I think just a few more weeks and we will have a quilt!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Projects on the Horizon

While The Bossy Quilter was here, we visited various quilting establishments, and I procured some supplies for some upcoming projects.

I love Blush and had a great idea for some of it and found a lot of it on sale.  I also love these Art Gallery Fabrics.  This is my first purchase from this manufacturer, and I plan to make a bag.  I also got a few things to go in my stash while she was here.  We had a blast going to all the local quilt stores together, it is great to share a hobby!

Jessica gave me this book for my birthday-and I have got to say I want to make every project in the book!  Better get sewing!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Off the Grid Wonderland Quilt

I finally found the binding for this one!   I usually make the binding as I cut out the pieces for the quilt, but this time I didn't have what I wanted on hand, so this poor quilt sat unbound for a few weeks.  I really love the way it turned out and may make this pattern a few more times!

Pinwheel Party Quilt Finished!

This quilt went together really fast once I started on it.  And I really love the way it turned out.  The mini pin wheel in the sashing turned out really great despite being a bit tedious to put together.  I finished this during one of our craft days during my sister-in-law's visit.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crazy Mom Quilt-a-Long progress

This is after week six of Amanda Jean's current quilt-a-long.  I am using pop garden and a white solid.  I like the way the quilt it coming along, and I can see the home stretch!  I am a bit impatient with quilt-a-longs usually, but this one has enough pieces that I like having a weekly break.