Wednesday, December 5, 2012

3 Months Later...

I have been non-existent for the last three months but I have been very busy in my sewing studio.
A few finishes but alot of works in progress.
This is a baby quilt that I made for my cousin who just had a baby boy.

I made this for my niece to fit into a doll bed that my dad made her for Christmas. I didn't get to see the finished product before it was delivered to her on my parents fall visit to them.

Two of the Halloween quilts that I made but didn't get the binding done until Halloween was over :(

I have been wanting to make quilts for both my boys beds for a while now but it is so hard to find fabric that is not babyish. My youngest decided that he wanted a black, white and red quilt. So I went to a few quilt shops and picked a variety of fabric. Below is what I came up with.

I did a disappearing nine-patch pattern that went together so quickly. With the leftovers I made a pillow sham.


My paper pieced stars are complete! These were really fun to do once I figured out how to paper piece. This top is basted and is waiting to be quilted.

I have wanted to make this Basic Grey pattern - Sweet Starlet Quilt for awhile. I had such a hard time with this pattern. I cannot even tell you how many seams I ripped out and the quilt still doesn't lay flat :( I got to this point and decided to call it quits. It is a great size to use as a table topper. It is basted and ready to be quilted. I actually tried to quilt this twice and ripped out the stitches because I didn't like the look of the quilt designs. I am in no hurry to go back and try to finish it.

These are the corners from the Starlet quilt that I did not use. I am trying to decide what to do with them. I hate to waste the fabric.

My first attempt at hand quilting! I have 3 blocks done so far.
And finally my king Swoon is quilted!!!! It is now sitting in a basket waiting for the binding to be sewn on. My goal was to have it done by the end of the year but that is not looking very good.

Close-ups of the border quilting. I did flowers with loops in blue thread.

In the middle of the stars I did pebble quilting, with meandering around it. The sashing has a wavy line with a swirl in the small squares.

As I was in the process of quilting this, my cat found a spot to sleep everyday.

My oldest son picked this puzzle fabric Riley Blake's Pieces of Hope for his bed quilt.

The pattern I choose was from Camille Roskelly's Simplify book. (Sorry I am too lazy to run to the studio to look up the pattern name :p ) My parents took the boys on a road trip this weekend so I had alot of sewing time and got almost the whole top done. I have the final border to do yet. I did have to modify the pattern so it was large enough for a twin bed.

I splurged a few weeks ago and bought Sweetwaters Mama Said Sew line. I am still trying to decide on what pattern to use. I was debating about this brick quilt featured on Moda Bakeshop

That is all for now. Thanks for checking in!



Cindy said...

Oh my gosh you have been busy! Great job!

OPQuilt said...

Fun to see all the different things you've been working on, including TWO twin quilts, plus all the other things. I made a lone star quilt using the ideas from Jan Krentz's book. She instructs you to make a template and steam the diamond quilt pieces to the template, then piece them together. I followed her instructions and everything lay flat. I guess that waviness is a hallmark of that block, so you are not alone!

Thanks for stopping by Freshly Pieced today and posting your WIP link.
Elizabeth E.

Kimberly said...

You seriously have been busy. First of all, I have to say that the paper pieced stars are awesome! I love the diagonal divide on the 4 blocks running on the diagonal. I love the creative look it gives. Secondly, I love how your Starlet quilt looks. I'm sorry it was such a pest to work with. I think it would make a perfect table topper :) Best wishes on your projects

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that Basic Grey quilt was such a nightmare for you - it's gorgeous!