Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sewing with friends

I had a real treat Friday!
My friend David came up from the city to sew with me.
Well, he sewed, I mostly giggled.

Here is the piece he is working on  now.
It's a charm quilt in a brick setting.

Here he is at the kid's sewing machine,
which I set up for company!
We had a ball I must say.

I am making slow progress on my string quilt.
But I love it.  Slow and steady wins the race!

David also brought me a bag of goodies.
I had to break this out right away.
A scalp conditioner.
It's silver on the inside.

I think I might have to think of a Halloween costume
centered around this.  Haha.
Sewing with friends, nothing better!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I haven't been slacking off . . . . really I haven't!

I know I haven't been posting, and just that's because 
I don't really have much fun stuff to show yet.

I did finish my last color challenge blocks today.
And thank goodness just in time, I ran out of the blue background fabric!
Now to start working on my settings,
I have some fun ideas, let's see if they transfer to the sewing.

I have also been working on a quilt that's a secret.
I have been working on it since January and am very pleased,
but I can't show it yet . . .  Cheeky of me right?
I spent the better part of this week picking all the paper out of the back.

And I have been chopping up scraps for my string quilt.
Lots of little pieces!  Yeah!
Now I can really get back to my sewing machine.
Just pick and sew.

What have you been working on this week??

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A bit of sewing

There has been a bit of sewing going on around here.
Just a bit.

I started a new string quilt.
This is the first block.  I will make all the centers different black and whites.
I live B&W with brights!  
But you knew that already.  Hehehe.

I als caught up on my color challenge blocks.
Thank goodness!  The next color is reveled tomorrow!

Here up Aqua and Maroon.

Here are my blocks so far, falling off my very small design board.

These have been really fun to make.  I have some great ideas for 
how to put it together, but I still have to work them out!
Check out all the other blocks over at 15 mins Play!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Ella's Quilt

This week I decided to join Amy's 

I wanted to make sure I finished Ella's baby quilt,
and this was a good way to insure I did it!
I love the colors on this quilt, very bright and girlie.
You can see how it started here.

I did very organic channel quilting.
It's about every half inch, I used the side of my walking foot 
as a guide.

I saw this fence at the beach the other day and knew it had to 
be one of my new photo venues!

Here is the back with her name.

Sewing on the binding in the comfort of AC.

Another beachy shot.

And I couldn't resist this photo of all the kayaks.
LOVE those colors.

So thanks so much to Amy for throwing down the gauntlet,
and getting me to finish this quilt!
Now it's all ready for baby Ella to use.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Baby Quilt

I've spent the last couple days putting a baby quilt together
for Baby Ella.  She arrived on Father's Day,
what a nice present for her Dad!

I made the liner for her bassinet back in April.
Her Mom wanted pink and orange and yellow for the theme.

My kind of colors!

I was lucky enough to see this quilt from Cluck, Cluck, Sew 
before I got started and it inspired what I made here.
I did change a few things up, but it is very much like the
inspiration quilt in the design.

I wanted to put her name on the back too.
I decided to add the green to the mix, it really needed 
a cooler color to calm it down.

And I had the perfect backing in my stash!
Pink, Orange and Yellow stripes.
I love it when I don't have to buy a thing!
I even have the batting ready to go.

So tomorrow will be layering and quilting.
Lucky for me it's too hot to go out
and I have AC.
I don't really need an excuse, when I'm sewing,
the whole world knows to leave me alone!
Hope you are staying cool!