Friday, January 17, 2014

Order Up!

So I've found my customer base recently. It's the 8 and under crowd.


First up two pirate pillows.


Then virtual fabric picking by their older brother.


And ta da, three small pillows (5ish by 10ish) ready to go.

Now back to some slightly longer projects.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Blessed

The first trial of these is referred to as The Damned so that makes these The Blessed. They were gifted for Christmas and well received although a nose was requested for the blue/red one.





I've other projects to share as I've been sewing although not blogging or going to guild. Maybe I'm ninja sewing these days?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Everyone does their part

I made a couple of dog beds to donate to a local shelter. I used a thick curtain my mom made for me when I was in college (thanks mom). I stuffed them with the scraps of batting from all the quilts over the years.


Matilda helps with quality assurance.



So far the double stitching is holding up just fine. 10 minutes down.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tote

I used the Pleated Tote pattern to make a quick(ish) bag for a weekend trip.


I had plenty of Grand Bazaar left so I used 4 prints from the line. Hopefully the light interior and key hook will help me find things inside.


My linings always end up bigger than the outside. I may be trying to create a Mary Poppins bag.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Next Up: Binding

Well maybe not quite next, I do get distracted easy. I've got a friend's quilt on the frame and a bag partially cut out. Plus many other quilts in various stages. But for this project, the next bit is binding.
My brilliant friend recommended the black and white binding. As soon as she texted, I knew it was perfect.





I didn't have enough of my first choice.



But maybe I just thought it was perfect because my neighborhood has gone crazy with Halloween decorations. Totally overboard. Not as bad as the house that has put up Christmas lights already though. These are newly up and not the all orange strands of lights. Rainbow icicle Christmas lights. Blinking.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

In the Groove.

I'm back up and running on my long arm.



Quilting on my own stuff that's been sitting for awhile.


I was reminded what I liked about quilting in the first place. Bright colors, fast stitches and knowing that someone is going to enjoy snuggling under it in the future.

I finished up a small quilt this weekend too.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Back Soon

Maybe probably.





For now it's Mimi Night Night.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Claimed

Whoever gets this quilt will have to take my dog too. She loves it. Will wake up from a nap if there is the slightest possibility that she can lay on even a corner of it.



I need to finish the quilting on it. That's my new thing, bind a quilt while trying to decide how to finish the quilting.

I also put borders on a quilt that is a group project. It's ready to go off for quilting now. No pictures until it's gifted though.

My sewing space is the cleanest it's ever been. So yes, I did have a houseguest for the weekend.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

San Diego Quilt Show 2013

At one of the SDMQG meetings, we had a couple of visitors from the San Diego Quilt Show come by to talk about the show. They were encouraging the group to submit a few quilts for display. I volunteered to organize it for the guild. It was a huge pain to do with paper entry forms, last minute entries, printing of pictures at Costco just before they closed, etc. At any rate we had more than 20 quilts from the guild submitted.

It was neat to see the quilts hanging from the entrance at the Convention Center.

Here is ChirpFest 2012 and Istanbul Tiles.



Rainbow Explosion.


Sea Improv Baby.



It was a much smaller show than the last time I went ages ago. Which worked out because I didn't have a lot of time to visit before heading up to Ventura to see my brother's family for a few days.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal

And yes, I was just discussing soccer cleats with a kid but this is mostly to memorialize the fact that I am crazy.  And I did meet the deadline for the quilt show.  Even though I decided to get up early today (not the crazy part, I usually get up early) and go add some quilting to on of the San Diego Quilt Show quilts.

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 My big machine, Pippi, has been a little jerky lately so I didn't want to risk deformed tulips so for most of these, I took one stitch at a time. Good thing I love orange tulips, right? I also had to cut part of the sleeve in half to move it out of the way of the mad last minute quilting. Which necessitated some last minute ugly repair. Good thing those sleeves are coming off as soon as the show is over.

And now, I need to restore order to my sewing room.  At least a little bit.