Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Now this Lovely line was something I just had to have, because it's all pansies. It's beautiful, bold and bright and just lovely to both me and my 5 year old daughter. We both love our gardens and pots of pansies in the summer. So I thought it was the perfect opportunity to motivate me to make her a large quilt for her twin bed. And it didn't hurt that there are some major prizes to be won!
It was easier said than done though, as I ran into some issues, which I won't bore you with now. But thanks to the support of my family and friends, I worked through the challenges and got the quilt done and submitted on time...that very day of Nov. 30th! There were some very late nights in there!
So here is my submission:
tutorial by AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilt's blog, for the block construction and layout. I thought the solids and prints in the Lovely line would work well for this pattern. It measures 74" x 85", which is my largest quilt to date. I tried some different ways of piecing to speed things up, and learned how to miter a corner in the border, which was new to me. So I learned some new things and my daughter now has a warm quilt to cherish. It's been well worth the challenge!
Oh and the back, looks like this:
So now the first round of voting commences till December 8th. Then the top 25 with the most votes, move onto the final round of voting. I'd sure love to make it to the top 25!
The voting is on Facebook, so if you belong to it, you can vote by 'liking' any of your favorites. This link should take you to their album.
You can also vote on their Google+ album found here. Note that you must have google+, not just google, inorder to see the numbers on each photo in the lower left corner, which you click to add a vote.
So if you'd like to be inspired by some amazing sewing and quilting projects, please do check it out!
It's well worth it!
And many thanks to my family and friends that have already voted for me. ((hugs))
Thought I'd add a pic of my little girl, picking her pansies...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Obviously, with the lack of posts for so many months, I have not been inclined to write. I have been making things and enjoying organizing my new sewing space, but have not got around to blogging about any of it. I was having too many issues between both flickr and blogger, that I think it took the fun out of it for me.
And with the mess that flickr has become recently, I can no longer use their services. If you care to read more about that whole issue, HERE is a good article I think.
So I will be keeping my account with them for now, but it will soon revert to a free account, which means anyone who visits my pages there, will be subjected to ads. And if my pics here one day go 'poof', that is because I've likely made them private, thus breaking my links to this blog.
It's been fun! I've learned alot doing this, as I'm no computer expert and have had to fumble my way through it. I don't think I'll delete the blog entirely, as it is a source of links for myself to my favorite blogs and tutorials.
So from now on, you'll find me HERE at ipernity, a wonderful, welcoming photosharing site. I hope you'll drop by and say hello!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I know, it's not much. Guess I took an unintentional break from sewing this past year. Life got in the way.
But I hope to change that in the coming year. My new sewing space is almost done. Still tweaking where to put things and how to organize, but hopefully soon, I'll be done. Then I can get busy with the many UFO's I have lying around. I seem to be great at starting in on quilt-alongs, but not finishing the quilt up, so I want to change that this year.
My goal for this year is to work on, and hopefully complete, one UFO and one gift per month. That way, come the end of November, I'll have my Christmas gifts done and can sit back and enjoy the season.
How about you? Do you set any crafting/sewing/needlework type of goals for the year?
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Considering I hadn't thought of fabrics or anything when I started sewing Friday night, I'm happy to have the top done. It's a mini quilt which is a free pattern, so kindly provided by Kathleen Tracy. It is part of a year long challenge to make mini quilts; find it HERE.
I might just make this one into a pillow instead. Now off to catch up on all the things I should have been doing this weekend!
Friday, September 21, 2012
I wasn't going to sign up this time, but at the last minute, I have. I haven't sewn in a long time and I need the push. My sewing area is a disaster as my wonderful hubby is making me a new area to work in. But tonight, I'm going to dig out the machine and see what I can do. I think it will be a mini quilt. Best get going on it.
How about you? Any UFO's or new projects you can start on? Just click the above picture to sign up.