Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sassy finished!

Yeah, I finally have the quilt completely finished!!!

It is made with the fabric Sassy line by Moda.  Here is how much fabric it took: 1 sassy jelly roll, 2/3 yard sassy fabric for border, 1/2 yard sassy fabric for binding lots of Kona cotton white for sashing and inner border and 4 yards sassy fabric for backing.

This twin size quilt turned out to be 67 1/2" x 84 1/2"

I free-arm quilted this with a floral print.

I love how this stripes binding just pulls it all together. 

It is (or will be) available in my etsy store 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Almost

Almost complete, that's where I am right now with to many projects!

My curve it up quilt by SewkindofWonderful has 10 of 12 blocks complete.

My Alyssa quilt just needs that 6" green floral border sewn on and the top will be complete!


And this Jellyroll quilts binding is 50% finished, hopefully I can get it listed on etsy early next week. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Excitement

Every quilter knows the excitement that comes with starting a new quilt.
As I've said before, I am making quilts for each of my older daughters for Christmas.  They are getting new bedrooms and so I am decorating their rooms, wallpaper, paint and all to go with the fabric I chose for their quilts.  Yesterday I shared what I have done on my 10 year olds (DD2) quilt.  
The problem is, I had NO EXCITMENT when working with my oldest daughters (DD1) quilt.  I really loved the triangles I wanted to do, but it just didn't jive with her wallpaper and the plans I have for her room. 
So, this morning I had a thought 'I purchased Hopscotch quilt pattern so look at it, it may just be what I need to make'.  I dug the pattern out and yes this is what I want to make, and I only need to purchase 1 more yard of fabric to make the entire quilt!

Here is the quilt:


You can find this Thimble Blossom quilt here

My quilt will be made with these colors

Teal:

Pink:

 Yellow:

And grey:

Most of the main fabrics are made by Henry Glass in the Sweet Harmony collection by Amy Hamberlin.

My back will be this Quatre Foil fabric by Riley Blake, this is what 210" of fabric looks like

The 'hopscotch' quilt is made to be 60"x70", not quite what I need for a full bed.  So I did what any quilter would do, change the pattern to make it bigger and better.  Lots of planning but I think I have it.
Now I am excited and need to finish DD2's quilt so I can get this one going!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Piecing




As the weather gets cooler colder and colder outside, and with Thanksgiving Holiday just a few days away, I seem to be turned to my kitchen.  I really love cooking, it ranks up there with laying on the beaches of Kauai in the warm sunshine, and sewing my heart away on a new quilt.

Sunday I had a wonderful time fixing a small version of Thanksgiving, all it was missing was the jello salads, turkey and stuffing. (Plus the 50 appetizers my family thinks is necessary).
   


I even had my 10 year old daughter make this delicious Apple Pie, my older daughter made German Chocolate Brownies and both were so YUMMY!

I had the middle daughter make the pie, to try out this pie crust recipe.  It was her first ever trial and well its a keeper and I will use it for the 5 pies I get to make next Wednesday for Thanksgiving dinner.


 Today while daughter #4 was at preschool, I could actually work on the Christmas Quilt I am making for that 10 year old daughter.  I had most of the blocks made, just needed to finish squaring up a few of them (well about 30). 


This quilt will be 8 blocks wide by 10 blocks long 

 

I actually got all the rows pieced together and now just need to sew them together during preschool tomorrow!