…I forgot to blog!
The quilt was completed! 😀 I can now say that it got to its destination in time for the baby shower, too. 😀
This was so fun that I decided to make another one of these as soon as I finish up these couple of bags I need to work on. The next will be using the fabric line The Littles by Michael Miller and will have Riley Blake Fly Aweigh waves for the backing. I’m excited for all my “parts” to come in so I can get it going!
Since this post took a little time, I’ve also been to my guild! We learned improvisational curves from Jayne and perfect machine binding from Stefanie. I even got a new gadget! It’s The Binding Tool and it’s probably right up there with wonder clips as far as amazing. It really helps to clean up where your end pieces come together. I think we all had a great time and we all made some pretty cute things! Here’s what I made.
cut, pieced, quilted!
I finished mine up once I got home, and now it’s hanging up in my sewing room!
So now that we’re all caught up, this weekend is Paducah!!! I’m excited, me, my mother in law and aunt are all loading up Saturday morning to go see what all the fuss is about, also Hancock’s. If you also want to see what all the commotion is about, follow me on Instagram this weekend. I’m going to be using #PQW2015 so everything should be (SHOULD…be) together. It looks as though the weather may not be..pleasant, but we’ll make the best of it! I know a few others from my guild are also making the journey to Paducah, are you coming too? Let me know!!
Well, I’ve got some pre Paducah preparation planning to get back to, so until next time! Happy sewing!
P.S. Al had to jump into my photo shoot of the quilt.
I don’t know how I’ve done it, but I completely pieced the top of the quilt I’m working on, the back, and quilted it all within a week, even with an Easter thrown into the mix! All I can say is thank god for stippling.
Now I’m working on the label and binding. I think I found a label that I think will work nicely, and I’ve been looking for different ways to make binding. Then I’ve run into binding vs bias tape. Which one do you use? I’m going to make the binding for this quilt, and I guess I’m making bias tape? It’s the method where you make a loop and sew it at the top then cut it around, I’ve never done it before but it sounds easy enough to figure out. At least I hope so. Anyhow, that is what I’ve been working on, still! 😀
Once I finish this I’m going to get back to making a few more things left on my “to do” list, including another bag that will be equally as bae as mine and another navy tote, and then focus on making things for my shop.
Until next time! Happy sewing!
When I was asked to make a baby quilt, I was flattered. When the deadline got moved up a month, I was worried. I am glad I went ahead and ordered the fabric and things I needed, because I could immediately get working!!!
I’m using a pretty simple pattern, which, I have a complaint about. The pattern blocks calls for 2 – 8 1/2″ squares, 2 – 5 1/2″ squares, 1 – 5 1/2 x 6″ rectangle, and 1 – 3 x 16 1/2″ rectangle. When I cut it out, I read quickly and thought I saw 6 1/2″, which is what I cut. I reread, saw it says 6, and trimmed down accordingly. It turns out that it should be 6 1/2″ because the row of smaller blocks are a quarter-inch too short on both sides. >:/
It’s alright, I have trimmed the blocks down accordingly, and everything is fine…it’s just annoying. I also feel like this is a challenge to actually finish a quilt that I have started. I’m proud to say I’ve been making leaps and bounds in finishing up this quilt. I may actually get the top finished today when I get home from work. If I were off tomorrow for Good Friday, I’d really make some headway!!!
Anyhow, here are some pictures of my progress so far! I hope you’ve all had a good week! Sorry I didn’t post last week, I was just in a little funk and needed a mental break.
This is before everything got all wacky
I believe this is what the young people refer to as “on Fleek” LOL
after trimming down all the blocks….
getting everything laid out
I do have a question for the quilty minded people who read this; how would you quilt this? I thought about doing a X over all the blocks, I even started kind of outlining it in my head how it would work with one continuous run, but the more I think about it, that starts getting crazy. One wrong turn and it’d be all messed up. I’ve also thought about an all over stipple. What do you all think?
Until next time! Happy sewing!