Friday, July 29, 2016

My First Bed Size Quilt Finish!!!

I can officially say that I have finished my first bed size quilt!  I have made A LOT of lap quilts, baby quilts, and table runners, but never a queen size quilt.  Well, I have now finished one, and boy have I learned a lot.  When I first started this quilt in March 2014, I had done a lot of quilting, but never worried about seam allowances, or knew how to cut properly/some basics, but by following blogs, looking at a lot of tutorials and trial and error I can say I have learned a lot.  I am very proud of this one, and it is now belongs to its rightful owners for their wedding TWO years ago!  The name of the quilt is "Spinning Love," which I think is very appropriate as it just dances with the pinwheels.  The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter called Patches and Pinwheels.

A close up of the pattern, and you can not tell the quilting from here, but it was done via long arm, and turned out great!

Now I'm on to my next quilt, which is for a commission.  It is going to be lap sized, with some cute  labradors and paw fabrics.  It is going to be a quick sew, but I have to cut the fabrics and just sit down and do it.  Then I have a few others on tap that need to be done by November.  I think I'm going to be a very busy girl!

One more, I just couldn't resist.  I love how it looks like it dances when you see the whole thing, and you see me holding it, plus our apartment complex.  This is one of my Quarter 3 goals which makes me very excited to finish it and see what else I can accomplish this quarter!

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday and at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Fridays!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Slow Progress on Booties

I have been making slow progress on these cute Maggie's Stay On Baby Booties.  The pattern has many different sizes, and I am making two different sizes for two moms.  While making these I feel like quilting is more my forte, not really making clothes.  I just need to sit down and just get them done.  That is my goal this week, along with getting a binding made and put on a quilt.

This one turned out cute, and I can not wait to list it in my Etsy store, as I have no baby girl to give it to at the moment.

I'm sharing over at Sew Fresh Quilts.  I can not wait to join her sew along for the MOD Paw Bear Quilt in September!  Now to find my fabric for it.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Quarter 3 Goals

It is now half way through the year, which means it is time to post my quarter 3 goals.  There are a lot of quilts to get done, and some of them are so close, like just the binding needs to be done to get them off of my list.  See below for my goals for the quarter.

1. Baby quilt with forest friends and minky fabric.  I just need to bind it after I square it up (progress from last quarter!).  This quilt was intended for an arrival in September, and I will be seeing him in July (can not wait), but I want to get it done before then. T-minus one week!

2.  I just need to trim up this quilt and then bind it (progress from last quarter!).  This was for a wedding that happened almost two years I need to say more?

3. Repair clothing.  A lot of these have small holes that I need to sew up, or the hems have fallen out and I need to replace them or a plastic support has fallen out of the dress that I need to sew back in.  These are not hard repairs, I just have to sit down and do them (no progress from last quarter, the repair pile actually grew by a few things).  Hopefully by putting them on my list again, I will accomplish it this quarter.

4. Sew on binding for a cute baby quilt.  It was an intended gift, however it will not go to it's original recipient.  Instead I'm going to stick it in my Etsy store when I complete it.

5. A quilt for a wedding in November.  The pattern is going to be Flower Garden from Connecting Threads, and I want to get it completed, because I still have another quilt to finish for another wedding that month, only six days apart.  I'm going to have fun with that.

6. I changed the pattern, I just have to take out the sewing and braiding I have done and start from scratch with the new pattern I have.  I am excited to start this project over again.  These were to be Christmas presents a few years back.  My goal for Q3 is to get two out of four done.

7. I have a commission quilt that needs to be done in the middle of the new quarter.  The fabric is washed, it needs to be ironed, cut, top needs to be put together, and finished.  It is going to be very cute.

8. I have two pairs of size 3-6 months and 12-18 months each of little booties to make for baby shower gifts.  They are for little girls who are quickly approaching 3 months, and so I need to get these done early on in the quarter.  I love both fabrics.

9. Another baby shower gift that I need to finish is making a set of 3 baskets, that nest in each other.  The fabric combination looks weird, but one is for the inside and the other is for the outside.  It should look good in the end.

10. I love to cross stitch, and I signed up to take part in an international cross stitch of the Torah.  I was assigned five versus and I am currently working on it, and I need to get it done in the next month for the deadline they have given me.

11. I have a bridal shower to go to soon for a very close friend.  I like to cross stitch marriage records, and I have picked out a pattern and gotten the fabric, I just need to start it and get it done before the bridal shower.  It is going to be a tight squeeze, but I think I can do it.

12. Knit five scarves for Operation Gratitude.  I like to knit while we watch TV in the evenings and I felt like Operation Gratitude is a great cause to knit for.  I have a bag and box of yarn to knit up, and currently I'm working on the bag.  I will only make a dent in the bag, but a dent is a dent in a yarn stash...

Wow!  Those are a lot of goals, but they are building upon what I need/want to get done.  I will get most if not all things done and I'm excited to get them all done.  I can not wait to see what everyone is planning to finish in this quarter.  Linking up with A Quilters Table.  I'm off to my crafting corner.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2016 OMG

I need to start the commission quilt this month, which is due in September.  As a result for my July 2016 OMG I am going to iron the fabric, as it is already washed, cut out all of the pieces, and start to put the top together.  I would love to get the top to the point when I'm about to sew it all in rows.  With the few free weekends I have this month, as long as they do not get stuff booked in them, I should be able to get this done, and NOT at the last minute.  The pattern is simple, labrador fabric as center, with the green bordering the labradors, and the paw prints as corner stones, and it is only a lap size quilt.  We will shall see what name it tells me to give it while I'm working on it!

I can not wait to see what everyone else is working on this month at Red Letter Quilts.