Saturday, May 5, 2012
We have counter space in the laundry room that had an old sink set in place, never used it so Jim made a wooden plank to go over the sink area so it gives me a little more surface area but after using the Cutter I'm realizing I need a little more space. There still some space left that Jim is "willingly" giving up, he leaves some of his tools and assorted things at one end of the counter, so he going to find space for them somewhere else. Nice guy!!!!
I've just about finished Sarah's(youngest GD) quilt. She wanted her quilt made with Dora fabric, and Hannah(the oldest) wanted her's to be the Disney Princess fabric. These quilt are for them to play with, lay on but not heirlooms. Each girl spotted some sequin fabric that matched the fabric they had chosen, and wanted some of the sequin fabric on their quilt. On Sarah's I sewed a 3" border of the sequin fabric on the fabric, looks kind of cute. Really puts some "sparkle" to the quilt!
Hannah's quilt will be the first quilt for the Sizzix. Haven't decided what block I'll use. Accuquilt has a chart of different blocks that can be made for 8" or 12", that will help me get used to using the dies and what combination of dies work together.
I'll post pictures of the girls' quilts when I finish them. Not giving them the quilts till both are finished. No asking "where is my quilt, Nonnie?" Hugs, Chris
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
I chose Mystery lessons called Skylights to start with,and the more I did the lessons; the more I fell in love with the quilt. Here is picture of a drawing and layout of the blocks. I've finished three blocks so far, the far right block, the far left block that is repeated three times and the courthouse block with the flag block.
Because of the small size of the blocks I've chosen to paper piece the blocks. I believe its made the blocks alot easier to construct and kept more true to size than I could have done with conventional piecing. Not sure though that I would want to make a large quilt by paper piecing because its more time consuming but I think it will all be worth it. Chris
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I can't believe I've done it! I "almost" designed a quilt, I say "almost" because it wasn't my original idea. I liked the design and wanted an easy quilt that I could make for the Threads of Love group I sew with; the quilt will eventually be an infant size crib quilt. So it was the beginning of something fun and challenging!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Well, I haven't exactly been working on anything that would look exciting at the moment but hope it will help in the future. I've been spending alot more time with my EQ(Electric Quilt) software. Just finished ten lessons in a mystery quilt, each lesson teaching a different aspect of EQ. I completed all the lessons! And feel like it really help. I was particularily interested in learning more about the drawing features of the software, and the lessons really helped. Still have some practicing to do to actually being able to draw a block and know what I'm doing. Eventually, I would like to be able to sketch out a block from a magazine or pattern.
The GK's are doing great. Hannah is six yr. old and I can't believe it!!! Sarah will be five in April and Jamie, the only boy will 1yr old on the 28 of this month. They are such sweet kids and so much fun to be around.
Many of you don't know Jim had to have heart bypass surgery on 11/29. On the Fri night following the Ala./Auburn football game I found him in his recliner unconscious and barely breathing. Thankfully, God was with us that night because the sequences of events that followed wouldn't have been as good if He hadn't worked out the details, ie... the ambulance missing our house and my BIL having to chase them down to get them back to the right house!!! The surgery was a success and Jim is going back to work(another of God's blessings!) soon, and it couldn't be any sooner for me! Both of us at home at the same time, one of us would be going back to work.
So things are nearly back to normal and I'm looking forward to my evenings of sewing like they were before 11/29! Take care, Chris
Monday, January 10, 2011
Now things have started to get back what is normal for our family; and I can start to get back to my favorite things, my family first then sewing and quilting. And raising a new puppy! Roxie was born Thanksgiving Day, a day after my birthday! Even though she's only a little 1-1/2lb ball of fur, she brought some new energy to the house, and the older dog has found out what it's like to be on the other end of the tail pulling, ear pulling and whatever else Roxie can think to do. Buddy no longer has time to tease the three cats!
Well, my next project is to make a Kindle cover for my daughter. I had wanted to get it done before Christmas but so much came to screeching halt before Christmas that I'm just now getting things done that I had promised to have ready for the holidays. At least I'm getting them done!
Hope everyone has a great 2011 and lots of finished projects. Hugs, Chris
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I found a link the other day for this video and I hope this show is a huge success. I watched the sewing twins last Christmas on Emblibrary, their Christmas projects shown by webcast; that featured lots of Christmas to-dos. Thought you might be interested, and check out their newsletter; you can register for new Janome give-away.
Now I'm onto sewing baby sleeper sets, and making burp pads and bibs. Have so many cute embroidery designs to use. My machine will be working overtime. Take care and I will try posting more often. Chris