Just a quick update on today's blocks. I've got them up on my design wall to show the width and length.
Monday, May 30, 2011
It's a mostly sewing weekend for me it seems. This is a quick little project that would have been quicker had I thought it through and read some instructions. I made an iPad cover with some fabric from the Central Park line by Kate Spain. The interior is a really soft flannel. The binding and button are Kona solids. It would have gone a little quicker if I hadn't quilted the lining to the rest of it. I ended up with seams on the inside so decided to bind those too. That got a little fiddly in the corners. It works though. I used a silver stretchy cord so to loop over the button to keep everything in place.
I used the Dritz make your own buttons without tools fanciness but didn't try to center a print on it. Maybe an envelope cover next time though to make sure that it doesn't collect schmutz if it goes into another bag.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Ok, you might all see more of this quilt then normal because I'm making it for a preschool class to gift to one of their classmates who has some health concerns right now. Since I only know one of the moms, I thought that having lots of postings might help with the coordination of the whole project.
Here are the first 8 blocks of the quilt out of a needed 42. Not too bad for a start. I've got pieces for many more cut and hope to get it organized tomorrow.
The blocks may look vaguely familiar because I'm using the Lemon Squares pattern again. I was a little nervous not to use a solid cream color with it to calm it down a little but I think it's all working together so far.
P.S. If I have any visitors from the class, please click on the tag "Robots" to see all related posts.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
This has been in my stash for a bit as I was waiting for the perfect project to come along. That project came along last month and brought a friend today. So I've got a couple of plans and have put my rotary cutter on alert.
Gotta hit up just one more Memorial Day sale this weekend and I think I'm set for both projects.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
I like the rolled up look of the first picture. The next one shows the whole quilt.
photo.JPG, originally uploaded by shanleytulip.
The label wording was from my sister, I printed it onto fabric and then stitched over the printing.
And finally, a close up of the quilting. I did stitch in the ditch around the chains and then little loops in the blue.
Check out the rest of the quilts on the festival.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I've been quilting off and on this weekend on my Fandango quilt. It is a pretty easy design and I think I've got about a row and a half left. Not too bad considering the size. This is one of the patterns that makes me think that quilting for others wouldn't be so bad. Maybe someday when I run out of fabric, ideas and peeps needing quilts.
P.S. Mom, this is still not for you.
Friday, May 13, 2011
I'm in a quilting kind of mood lately. The last piece for my Pfaff showed up this week and I have a bunch of tops to get done. At least as far as to the hand binding stage. I'm going with a swirly whirly pantograph for this one. Thank goodness I started that before I went out to get extra bobbins today. I found out that my little sewing machine store, Consew, is going to be getting in and demoing the Quilt Cad software soon. Just what I need, a way to draw my own pantographs!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
- the last of the six NOLA placemats
- ragged circle California Dreamin' baby
- lemon squares
- ticker tape parade, I've been trying to get my friends to come over and trim strings but they're all on to me by now.
I've wrestled down the list so that I only have to finish a quilt every 22 days. Such progress!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
According to my handy dandy excel tracking sheet, I have to finish a quilt every 21 days in order to meet my goal of 24 this year. Umm, yeah. I should be at 8 finished and I'm at a whooping 1. One. It's fine, who doesn't want a whole lap full of quilt to bind just as the summer gets ready to show up? Might be a year to perfect the art of attaching both sides of the binding by machine.