Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm back

Yeah!! My exam is over, and I needed a couple of days to spend with the kids. Now, I am back and ready to sew!!

I think I have about 8 projects on the go = but I am starting another one today.

I was reading through the 800 blog posts that I had to catch up on in Google reader, and I found a little quilt along over at crazy mom quilts. I am going to give it a try. I am a little behind, but I should be able to catch up!!

I had bought some pure charm packs a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to use, and then I pulled out some co-ordinating fabrics to try and come up with the amount I need. I think I am going to use these ones:

quilt along fabrics

I have a lot of cutting to do. I think there are 490 2.5 inch squares .. so that should keep me busy pretty much all day!! I will come back and show you some of the stuff that I done in a little bit!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Giveaway loot

Remember a couple of days ago I told you I won some Flea Market Fancy??? Well, it has arrived at my house, and I thought I would share.

Flea market fancy - Thanks Riel!!

And just because I took two pictures, here is a close up:

Flea market fancy - Thanks Riel!!!

So not only did I get two prints, I got huge pieces of two prints. Like 1/2 yard of each big. Can you imagine the happy dance?? I know, I know, I am bragging, and you aren't supposed to do that. I'll stop now.

I have to go and study ... I have exactly 1 week and 1 day left before my exam (yikes). Once that is over, I will actually be able to sew and blog again.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Little folks flannel is dreamy

So, I have finished the quilt top that I started about a week ago. I have to say, this went together much faster than I thought it would! I was able to cut the quilt in two nights, and then sew it all together last night and today.

I should really be studying instead of sewing, but who wouldn't choose fun over work??

Do you think it's too busy?? My husband said - "wow, that one is colourful". I think that means he doesn't like it. I don't really think he needs to like everything I make, and I am glad he doesn't come right out and say he doesn't like it!!

On the other hand, my mother in law is here, and she L.O.V.E.S. it!! She just keeps coming into the room and rubbing it. I agree, it is so soft and just makes you want to cuddle up!!

It is really drab and rainy here today - so the pictures aren't the best - but ... something is better than nothing right??

I just laid it out on the floor first:


Then to give you a better idea of the size - I put it on top of my bed (queen):


Like I said, the pictures aren't the best - but I will take more pictures when it's done. I have to go and get some batting first, and I don't feel like going out today. Something about the rain, and I should also really go study : (

One last thing before I go - I won another giveaway!!! I have been really really really lucky with giveaways. And I really wanted to win this one, so I was dancing around like a crazy woman when I found out!! I don't have pictures yet .. because it isn't here = but stay tuned. As soon as it arrives I will post pictures (a little hint - FMF).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Now that my room is clean ...

What's better than a nice clean sewing table (a.k.a. dining room table)?? Since I had lots of room, I pulled these fabrics out of the bin to get started on something brand new.

folksy flannel

I heart Anna Maria Horner. Her fabrics are yummy, and this flannel is so super soft and cuddly!! It is thick, and soft and buttery. I am super excited about how comfy this quilt will be when it's done.

I got to cutting right away, and before I knew it, I had a nice little pile going.

starting to pile up ..

I also had lots of bits ... all this cutting makes a mess.



I think I have cut about a quarter of the quilt ... but my back is killing me. I should really get a table that is higher, so I don't have to hunch over to cut. I have seen others who have their table up on risers - sounds like a really good idea! But I think to do this, I would have to have a room that was a dedicated sewing room (and that's not going to happen until the kids move out of the house).

On another note, I am taking a night course, so 3 nights a week for 4 weeks, I won't be home. That means 3 nights a week of no sewing!! I am sad. I will totally miss it. I also find it hard not to be at home with the kids at night.

I have 12 classes total, and I have already started a countdown - 10 to go!! Anyway, I am going to get some kid time, off to read some stories!!