Sunday, January 30, 2011

Busy Beaver Here!

Ok, I know I've neglected blogging lately, but I have a good reason. I swear!

I've been sewing away and away and away....

I've got most of this quilt top done, but I'm uphappy that most of the blocks don't line up....but i do plan on finishing it.....maybe add some borders or something.
I used Bali Pops from Hoffman Fabric in Berry Bliss and Spumoni.....I needed some more red strips that Spumoni had, so I switched out some of the littler blues from Berry Bliss for them. Hopefully I can get this done by Memorial Day.

I also got the my second pot holder done except for the binding.

I was also debating on whether or not to join in on the Postage Stamp Quilt Along hosted by p.s. i quilt but i finally took the plunge and the quilt top looks great.
 I used a Fat Eighth (18" x 11") of Riviera from Connecting Threads....unfortunately this line can no longer be purchased. Because I used a FE I decided to alter the top a little bit, which I think turned out great.
 Plan on using the remain pieces in the backing....more on that later though. And I'm hoping to get this quilt done late March or Early April.

And finally I've been working on some tote bags from One Yard Wonders.
 I used 100% linen for the outside and 100% cotton on the inside....i also imbellished the outside with some great iron on decals from Sukie. Aren't the lovely???
For the lining I use Woodland Wonderland (JY15 Green) by Jay McCarroll for Free Spirit Fabrics.
 I ran out of linen for the handles for the other tote bags, so you'll have to wait to see those later.

So, for February I've got more items on my do to list....
I need to get crackin on a mini quilt for the Mini Quilt Swap 10

 Finish the binding on the potholders for the Potholder Pass 6

And hopefully get started on this lovely Mitered Square Quilt from One Yard Wonders.
I found this fabric at my local Joann' has such a great variety of colors and width of stripes...I honestly cannot wait to get started on this....and FYI i purchased 2yds in the hope of making a slightly bigger quilt, since the one in the book is for a baby.

Well I'm off to some more sewing....

Monday, January 17, 2011

Potholder #1 Coming Along

I've been working on the potholder today, which didn't take as long as i thought it would.

I didn't want to the traditional applique look, instead i sewed just inside the design about 3 times around all the pieces and i used my free motion foot to achieve the look i was going for....

So what do you think?.....i layered  the front with regular white natural cotton batting and solid white cotton fabric on the back. Now don't freak out....i'm not done with the potholder still needs insulated batting...i just didn't want the batting to start coming apart in the sewing machine and adding all that cotton fuzz in the bobbin area

Here's what the complete reverse looks like, but you will not be able to see it when i'm done.

This is the completed front...i love the outlining ALOT!
At this point I have added a layer of insulated batting and the backing

A look at the back

All I need to do now is add the binding and a loop or something for hanging.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PP#6 - First Attempt

It's been snowing all day, so what's a girl gonna do....SEW!!!
I've been working on the first potholder, but haven't sewn anything yet.
Here is what i have so far.

I hope my partner likes it and I hope I'm following the rules.....
It's suppose to monotone and aqua!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pot Holder Pass #6

It's official....I'm participating in round 6 of the Potholder Pass. 

Click here for the Flickr group
 A few minutes ago I received my partner for the swap and her/his preference is AQUA, along with about 50% o the people in the swap. So, I went digging through my fabric and scraps and this is what a came up with...

I already have an idea for all this wonderful fabric...I just hope it turns out as great as it looks in my heads!