Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I picked this quilt because it is one of my firsts. This is the first quilt I stippled on my machine (and it shows) My house is full of yellow and red so this is a nice break from the norm. This quilt is actually inspiring me to repaint my home. The colors are so relaxing and "cool"

I have also learned that moda fabrics are the best. It is worth it to spend more money on the good stuff. Oh and I didn't use a pattern for this, just went with it.
I also realized that hand stitching the binding is the way to go...nothing compares, this is also where I mastered my corners..I just love the binding on this, don't you?

And the back is also from the Urban Couture line....butterflies with swirls, it is so relaxing.
i want to thank Amy for putting together the Bloggers Quilt Festival to give us all a chance to share our quilts.
Thank you so much for looking, don't forget to check out all the other MORE amazing quilts...


Sunday, May 16, 2010

long arm quilting

I did an all over quilting of roses, this is freehand with a lot of practice on paper first. I think I did okay, this is my 4th quilt on the long arm... I just bought some really cheap fabric from Joanns. It is not pieced, that is just the fabric design...
And the binding is my absolute fabric part! Thanks for looking!




Thursday, May 13, 2010

Took a Quilt Reliever

So I made time to quilt. Just dropped everything and started sewing and can I just tell you how good it feels. I was able to forget about everything else and my puppy loved it too. I think he misses the sound of my machine. As soon as I started it up he fell asleep right at my feet. So this is a sneek peek at what I have been working on. I hope it turns out cute..
I'm going to do a bunch of Long Arm Quilting this weekend so I will have a couple finished quilts to show you soon!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

storage chest

so i have been wanting a storage chest to put at the end of my bed for a really, really long time. I wanted one really simple like these that I found at www.mycountrytreasures.com But of course I can never find something like this in the stores. The ones I find in stores can range from $300-$500. and they are really bulky and short and square.
So with the help of www.knock-offwood.com I was inspired to make by own storage chest. I love it because it will be skinnier and longer, it will be great on the end of my bed.


I still need to attach the top, i can't decide yet what I want for the top...then the most time consuming part will be priming and painting...I'm going to paint it white.


The next post will be the finished product!!! I hope I like the results.