Monday, August 9, 2010


It has been forever since I have posted because I have been busy...quilting, sewing, gardening, camping and all the other fun summer stuff! Wanted to post a few of my projects so take a look!
Finally a few better pics of this quilt; it is so pretty and felt the other pic wasn't doing it justice.

Here is the king size quilt that I have presently been hand binding for weeks on end! 

Quilting was quite a challenge...I like to press myself. It was my first free motion quilt and yes I chose a king size quilt. I only did one thin layer of batting though so it is more like a coverlet than a heavy, warm quilt. I rolled it into a log before trying the squish and smash in my tiny 6 inch or so sewing machine space. 

This finished picture isn't the greatest but hopefully you can tell that I used many different fabric lines in it and that the quilting is accomplished! Now the challenge has been not to catch the quilt top in the binding process since it is so thin of a quilt.

I also won an Oliver S Ice Cream dress pattern from Amy over at badskirt for the Ice Cream Dress Social going on this July. It was so fun! 
I did my first one in these awesome Japanese inspired prints.
And since I LOVED how the pattern turned out I cut out and assembled two more making them slightly larger than my daughter so that she could wear them for awhile.

Besides binding the king coverlet, I am working on a quilt for my dad's 60th birthday this year. He is a kid at heart so I chose Riley Blake's Wheels line. 

I will be doing a zig zag quilt and got some design ideas over here at a quilt is nice.

I think it will be cute and hoping it is not too busy because I am not using any solid prints in the zig zag design. I might need to add a border to give the eye a place to rest. We will see!

In the meantime, this is where I'll be! Hope y'all are sewing like crazy too! 

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