Sunday, February 28, 2010

Think Spring table runners finished and for sale

I finished my Think Spring Table Runners. They are each made using a charm pack from the Moda Blush fabric line, so all the colors are matched by the fabric company to work together.

There is one in red, pink and brown that I quilted with a stipple pattern.

And the second is blue and brown quilted with diagonal lines.

Each measure 14-inches by 32-inches and are for sale for $28.50 on

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A few things I'm working on

I've been working on some new (and old) projects now that I've finished the patriotic T-shirt quilt for a client. I'll post pictures of the quilt later, as my camera died the morning I delivered it.

I'm finally starting to sew together the signature blocks that guests signed at my wedding in August. We had our six-month wedding anniversary this week, and my goal is to have it quilted, bound and labeled by our one year anniversary.

So far I have the 80 blocks sewed into 20 squares of four. I want to get the top, including the borders, sewed together this weekend so I can start quilting it by hand in the evenings at a quilt retreat I'm attending next weekend.

I also am almost done sewing together two table runner tops from a Moda Blush charm pack. And yes, I did create a makeshift design wall by taping batting to the wall in our hallway. It makes life a lot easier when arranging charm squares and making sure the signature blocks, which are grouped by families, are in the right place.

I promised my husband I would take it down by last Monday, but I really do intend to take it down after this weekend when I get the signature quilt top finished. But a design wall is going to be a must have when I have my own quilting studio if we ever find a house.

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to quilt the table runners with diagonal lines or in a stipple pattern, but I do know I'm going to call them "Think Spring." Once they're done, I am going to list them for sale on my Etsy shop.

What are you working on?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bridal quilts, antique sewing machines and T-shirt quilts

I went to a bridal shower for my cousin's fiancee over the weekend. My aunt also quilts and she made her a beautiful quilt of half-square triangles.

She recently had surgery on her hand, so completing the bed quilt in less than a month was quite an accomplishment.

          My dad found and restored an old sewing machine. It needs a new presser foot and then it's mine to sew on :)

My dad got a hold of a really old sewing machine and cabinet. The sewing machine didn't work at first but he got it going. Together we fixed the tension and now, if we can find a presser foot, I'll actually be able to sew with it.

I'm going to ask the local sewing machine repair shop if they can find one.
Sorry for the quality of the pictures. I misplaced the batteries to my digital camera.

          I FINALLY finished pin basting the twin sized T-shirt quilt I'm working on for a client.

I also finally finished pin basting a twin-sized T-shirt quilt for a client. I'm hoping to quilt it tonight and sew on the binding tomorrow.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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