Thursday, August 30, 2012

At last...

The last week or so, I've been trying REALLY hard to get my craft area kinda cleaned up & organized so as to better be able to get sewing done.

I've been quilting by hand, and sewing pants for my 3-year old son.

A few days ago, I made him a quilt 5"x 7" and hand quilted it.

I'm hoping to get lots of other projects worked on/finished over the next few days...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Accomplishments for yesterday and today, so far...

Yesterday, my bro-in-law came over to hang out with my husband, our kids, and myself.

While he & his brother visited, I got some work done. A while back, my bro-in-law gave me some pants of his that had worn out.

I took the good parts and made these awesomely adorable pants for my 3-year old son!!

I machine-sewed this quilt last night, and hand-quilted it this morning. It is 5in. by 7in.

Other pics from today...

Wannabe modeling

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hand-Quilting...Faster Than Anticipated...

I started hand-quilting my husband's grandma's quilt on Saturday. Here's what I've gotten done so far!

F-on front
 F-on back

A-on front 
 A-on back

I-on front
 I-on back

T-on front
 T-on back

(In progress) H-on front
 (In progress) H-on back

Quilting along seams on front 
Quilting on back 

I'm still working on it, but I'm VERY proud of myself on how much I got hand-quilted yesterday!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday Night Sew-In results!!

Last night was QUITE productive!!

My husband's grandma in currently recieving treatment for cancer, so I'm making her a comfort lap quilt.

Last night, I pieced this top, sandwiched, and machine-basted it, as well as marking quilting lines.

Quilt laid out on floor

Showing the machine basting









Quilting Layout (put together on Photoshop)

Quilting begins today, with purple variegated thread.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dive right paper-piecing!!

The candy corn block is one of 4 Halloween themed blocks to be used in a pillowcase.

The PacMan block was a practice block to see how I like using tracing paper for my foundation paper. Which I really do!!

I'm also going to make my husband an "Ultimate Geek Quilt" with blocks from and

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Stitch, stitch, stitching along...

Day before yesterday, I got together the pieces of a play cloak I'm making for my daughter, took out the sewing directions, and began piecing it together.

Apparently they don't make that pattern small enough for 2-3 year olds...the smallest size available is close to an 8-year old...So, both my children will have VERY draping cloaks!!