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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Not so good with naming quilts am I?! Love the colors in this one, very cool and crisp.
Quilted the blue blocks with a template and the laser on my gammill. I put butterflies in the teal blocks because I couldn't get this pattern to line up in the squares.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Not the best shot of my oldest girls, but the quilt was too big for one person! It's a twin size for my little 2 year old princess who loves pink and purple! She even got to participate by pulling pins for me as I sewed the blocks together. She was very possessive of her quilt!
This quilt took such a long time because I seam allowance was off and I had to redo most of the pink and white blocks. Agh! I seemed to set it aside way too much and work on other things.
But the batting was coming in so I wanted to get it ready. This was my second attempt at free motion loops and flowers. I used smaller flowers this time. (Some of them look like butterflies.) Need more practice! And I quilted in purple to see how much it would stand out. It does, but the front has quilt a bit of purple on it. This is a shot of the back strip.
More quilts are done but they need binding before I can post them. But that will have to wait until we finish painting the sewing room which we just started on! And there's school on Monday, and dentist apppointments, and.... well you know.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
This is a beautiful and easy 9 patch pattern that was scrap friendly! I just grabbed all the yellow, black and gray fabrics I could find in my scrap bins and put them all together. I like it so much, I am planning one in blue and green. (It's in that great big pile of quilt to made that can be found in my head!)
I even tried a new free motion quilting pattern - loops with flowers. I have never tried loops before. It just seems so much harder than the meandering. I think adding the flowers every so often made it a little easier not to get stuck somewhere. And the flowers go nicely with the fabrics.