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Month: October 2011 (page 1 of 2)

Two Projects a week, week #2

#1. Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow
Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow

Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow Back

#2. Garden Party Quilt
Garden Party Quilt

It seems like this quilt has been in the works forever. I’m so glad to finally see it finished. I love the woodgrain with the orange and aqua! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the best photo’s of it today, but hopefully I’ll be able to get some better ones tomorrow, the it will be listed in the shop!

Two Projects a week, week #2

#1. Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow
Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow

Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow Back

#2. Garden Party Quilt
Garden Party Quilt

It seems like this quilt has been in the works forever. I’m so glad to finally see it finished. I love the woodgrain with the orange and aqua! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the best photo’s of it today, but hopefully I’ll be able to get some better ones tomorrow, the it will be listed in the shop!

Weekend Challenge

Weekend goodies
 [Here are my new goodies, Block Party and some FQ’s from Amy Butler’s new line]
The Cape Fear Modern Quilt Guild has definitely gotten everyone to start thinking in all sorts of new directions!
Sometimes the “improv” looks gets people though. Big, blank, open, solid can be scary! But, it’s also oh so wonderful!

Weekend Challenge

We decided a Confetti Quilt is the way to go, so we are diligently working away on quilt tops this weekend. It’s a perfect scrap buster project; and boy we all know most of us have a bin (or two) to last us a lifetime. I pulled out ONE of my bins to work on this project and some Kona white.

Part of my scraps

I have all weekend off and to myself. That means lots and lots of sewing, yippieee!

So here it goes!

Weekend Challenge

Weekend Challenge

Weekend goodies
 [Here are my new goodies, Block Party and some FQ’s from Amy Butler’s new line]
The Cape Fear Modern Quilt Guild has definitely gotten everyone to start thinking in all sorts of new directions!
Sometimes the “improv” looks gets people though. Big, blank, open, solid can be scary! But, it’s also oh so wonderful!

Weekend Challenge

We decided a Confetti Quilt is the way to go, so we are diligently working away on quilt tops this weekend. It’s a perfect scrap buster project; and boy we all know most of us have a bin (or two) to last us a lifetime. I pulled out ONE of my bins to work on this project and some Kona white.

Part of my scraps

I have all weekend off and to myself. That means lots and lots of sewing, yippieee!

So here it goes!

Weekend Challenge

Cathedral Window Pillow

The Cathedral Window Pillow is finally complete!

I’ve been so anxious to get it finished. I snapped photos along the way so I can make a power point for in class teaching.

Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow

Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow Back

But for now, here are a few photos to get your brain giddy! You’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make these Cathedral Windows, it was my first! 🙂

Cathedral Window Pillow

The Cathedral Window Pillow is finally complete!

I’ve been so anxious to get it finished. I snapped photos along the way so I can make a power point for in class teaching.

Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow

Little Apples Cathedral Window Pillow Back

But for now, here are a few photos to get your brain giddy! You’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make these Cathedral Windows, it was my first! 🙂

Well…the two projects a week, week one, made the cut!

The first project completed was the Man Quilt. I can confidently say, it is awfully cozy. Fortunately I’ve been able to hoard it away from him and use it while he’s watching football. It’s funny how protective he is of the darn thing. He yelled at me last night for having the quilt on my lap while I was eating dinner on the couch! HA! I’m more worried about him spilling his red wine on it, sometimes he isn’t the most graceful 😉

Man Quilt

Seems like the chevron theme stuck, because the second project followed in the same footsteps. I guess it’s safe to say I’m chevron obsessed. This one was quite a bit smaller, baby size, approx 37x37inches. My focus on this quilt was to use as many bright colored, white background fabrics I could find in my stash. I was a little hesitant making a quilt of this color scheme when it’s fall, but I decided babies use any color year round. You can find it for sale here in the shop

Baby Chevron

Baby Cheveron

Baby Chevron Back

I tried to step even farther out of my comfort zone and used this awesome yellow on the back. And see that cute little block on the back? Yes, I’ll admit, I originally cut that block an inch too skinny. But! No need to waste, when/if that happens, add it to the back for added funk and appeal.

What did end up in the safe zone was my darn binding…aqua…again. That’s definitely one think I need to work on. I just love it on every quilt!

Be sure to check it out in my etsy shop, especially if you’re in need of a fun and funky Christmas or baby shower gift!

Well…the two projects a week, week one, made the cut!

The first project completed was the Man Quilt. I can confidently say, it is awfully cozy. Fortunately I’ve been able to hoard it away from him and use it while he’s watching football. It’s funny how protective he is of the darn thing. He yelled at me last night for having the quilt on my lap while I was eating dinner on the couch! HA! I’m more worried about him spilling his red wine on it, sometimes he isn’t the most graceful 😉

Man Quilt

Seems like the chevron theme stuck, because the second project followed in the same footsteps. I guess it’s safe to say I’m chevron obsessed. This one was quite a bit smaller, baby size, approx 37x37inches. My focus on this quilt was to use as many bright colored, white background fabrics I could find in my stash. I was a little hesitant making a quilt of this color scheme when it’s fall, but I decided babies use any color year round. You can find it for sale here in the shop

Baby Chevron

Baby Cheveron

Baby Chevron Back

I tried to step even farther out of my comfort zone and used this awesome yellow on the back. And see that cute little block on the back? Yes, I’ll admit, I originally cut that block an inch too skinny. But! No need to waste, when/if that happens, add it to the back for added funk and appeal.

What did end up in the safe zone was my darn binding…aqua…again. That’s definitely one think I need to work on. I just love it on every quilt!

Be sure to check it out in my etsy shop, especially if you’re in need of a fun and funky Christmas or baby shower gift!

I’ve got a new plan!

As I continue to perfect my skills and proceed deeper into the quilting world, I am setting a new goal. This new goal consists of experimenting with new techniques, attempting harder patterns, and completing two projects a week. I am hoping that completing two projects a week will also stock up the shop. Since I finished the man quilt already… Just one more project for the week. Crossing my fingers!

I was able to finish this top tonight:
Baby Chevron
I dug deep into the depths of my stash for this one. I decided to keep all of the fabric backgrounds white and the prints bright, perfect for a growing little one. There are 38 different prints in this thing! Woah! Now it’s just waiting to be pinned and quilted.

As for another WIP:
Something new
 After making similar blocks for Rachel in the Bits and Pieces Bee, they were just too cute not to make up a few of my own.

So today was my first day at the quilt shop! I had an absolute blast! It started out with the Cape Fear Modern Quilt Guild meeting, then a little training and cutting fabrics, and rounded out the day checking out some fabrics with the owner and sales rep. It was fun seeing what the sales rep had to show and say…although most of the fabrics weren’t very modern, but LOTS of learning!

I’m also in the process of getting a class/shop sample together. I’m doing a tutorial and have been snapping pics along the way so many pics to come and a possible sneak peek in the next few days!

I’ve got a new plan!

As I continue to perfect my skills and proceed deeper into the quilting world, I am setting a new goal. This new goal consists of experimenting with new techniques, attempting harder patterns, and completing two projects a week. I am hoping that completing two projects a week will also stock up the shop. Since I finished the man quilt already… Just one more project for the week. Crossing my fingers!

I was able to finish this top tonight:
Baby Chevron
I dug deep into the depths of my stash for this one. I decided to keep all of the fabric backgrounds white and the prints bright, perfect for a growing little one. There are 38 different prints in this thing! Woah! Now it’s just waiting to be pinned and quilted.

As for another WIP:
Something new
 After making similar blocks for Rachel in the Bits and Pieces Bee, they were just too cute not to make up a few of my own.

So today was my first day at the quilt shop! I had an absolute blast! It started out with the Cape Fear Modern Quilt Guild meeting, then a little training and cutting fabrics, and rounded out the day checking out some fabrics with the owner and sales rep. It was fun seeing what the sales rep had to show and say…although most of the fabrics weren’t very modern, but LOTS of learning!

I’m also in the process of getting a class/shop sample together. I’m doing a tutorial and have been snapping pics along the way so many pics to come and a possible sneak peek in the next few days!

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