Sunday, September 19, 2010

Freebird Sneak Peek

My productivity continues after a great First Friday Night Sew-In experience.   While I was browsing quilting blogs the other day I came across this quilt (and really nice tutorial) by Burgundy Buttons.  So rather than finish the binding on pink and chocolate quilt, I decided to start another project.  I used a layer cake of the Freebird line by MoMo for Moda.  Here's what I have done so far!

Each square needs to be trimmed down to 4.5" and I think 
these scraps are too pretty!

The pattern calls for brown sashing between each 4.5" square.  
But I think I like the way it looks now better.  What do you think??

Saturday, September 18, 2010

First Friday Night Sew-In Results

My First Friday Night Sew-In was last night.  Once I was settled in sewing, it was pedal to the metal!  

I had these Luna II by Maywood fat quarters in my stash and decided it was time to use them.  The chocolate brown and pink combination screamed "baby blanket" at me.  I just wanted a simple pattern using 2.5" strips.

Here's a picture of me straight-line quilting the baby blanket.  Sorry there aren't more progress pictures, I just got so wrapped up in sewing I forgot to take some pictures of just the top.  Oops!

Finished quilting!!

I'm hoping this motivation stays long enough for me to get the binding sewed on this afternoon.  I can't wait to check out everyone else's Friday Night Sew-In results!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

I have decided to participate in my first Friday Night Sew-In this Friday night and luckily I have the night off from work!  PJs and sewing, it doesn't get much better than that!  Now to decide what to work on....I'm sure it won't be too hard to come up with some projects. :)  I am really looking forward to it and can't wait to see everyone else's projects too!

Here's the link if you would like to join too!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

{ sunday shopping }

Having a weekend afternoon off (finally!), I decided to take advantage of the beautiful Midwest weather with a little road trip.   Here are a few pictures of my purchases.

I love this apple Michael Miller fabric!  
I'm thinking an iPod case or a cover for my nook?

These grays and blues caught my eye right away.  
Great additions to my stash!

The start of a color wheel quilt?

Sunday shopping was a success! 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

{ round and round }

It seems like no matter what,  I can't stray too far from Amy Butler fabric.   The colors are so vibrant and beautiful.

So, here is yet another quilt I have started using her fabric.  I used a charm pack made up of several different Amy Butler fabric lines.

Paired with a Kona Cotton solid fabric, I decided to cut 2.5" circles from the centers of the charm squares and then sewed .25" around both the positive and negative spaces leaving the raw edges.

I am really excited to see how it will look all pieced together and quilted!

Monday, September 6, 2010

{ red, white, and blue complete }

Here it is!  After a hard days work, I have finished the red, white, and blue quilt I've been working on.  I designed the pattern myself with inspiration from this quilt by Oh Fransson! and am really happy with the way it turned out.  It only took two charm packs, plus a little yardage from The Hamptons line for Moda fabrics.  The finished size is 60" x 60".

I hope to have time later this week to quilt it.  The plan at the moment is to straight-line quilt it, 1/2 inch apart on the diagonal following the lines of the half-square triangles.  I can't wait to see it after it's quilted!  What do you think?