February 24, 2011 · 10:20 pm
Mod Sampler Quilt.
First quilt ever pieced, second to be completed.
This quilt is for ME. It is girly and pink and most certainly to have pizza sauce fingerprints smeared on it any day now. I am insisting on keeping it in the sunroom and using it despite its delicate nature.
Obligatory “boys jumping around on the quilt” photos.
And yes, I did free motion this baby, and hand bind it was well, thank you. I’ve very brave like that.
And thank you to my dear friend Annik for
forcing convincing me to make this quilt and pushing me off the quilting cliff. I like it here.
February 9, 2011 · 10:06 pm
A. A very pretty scarf that I made over the weekend.
B. A large floral life preserver that I made over the weekend.
C. A wife who is annoyed that she has to have her picture taken in the shop by her husband who keeps saying, “It’s just really BIG, don’t you think?”
What’s your guess?
I’m undecided. And you CAN pick B if you think so.
The scarf, by the way, is from a Anna Maria Horner kit. Her post and tutorial here. Of course, it looks gorgeous on her. Still my favorite fabric designer ever, I have to say. Her fabric always stands out to me, and I love that she got the whole voile/flannel/velveteen thing going! Very smart.
February 2, 2011 · 10:46 pm
This was down to the wire, finished up at 1am the night before my brother’s wedding in December. A quilt for two very amazing people, the first quilt I’ve ever finished up completely. A quilt that I hope will see my wonderful brother and sister-in-law through many, many years of love, joy and happiness.
I wish I had a better picture, but I barely had a chance to snap this one at the gift opening. You can see Knittykid being very thoughtful about it. I think he was actually quite impressed with his mother.
The pattern is called Sanctuary and it’s in the second issue of Fat Quarterly. (My new favorite online quilting magazine). Quilt Dad is it’s creator, and it was a fairly easy pattern to put together. I’d recommend it highly if you’re a new quilter.