Sunday, January 31, 2010
Here's a pic of Sunshine peeking at me whilst I sew.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I have 3 naughty kitties; Jake, Max, and Sunshine. I also have a Lab named Maggie. My DH and I have always wondered about what attracts cats to quilts. I can't get any of my quilts out without one of the 3 firmly planting themselves on top of it. We think it is the pattern of the quilts that attracts them.
Jake helping me sew.
Max checking out the first quilt I made.
Max on my "trip around the world".
Max and Sunshine test driving the "Bowtie" quilt.
Friday, January 29, 2010
My 3rd WIP is a recent start. I have been slowly over the years making quilts for all the members of my family. I did a "trip around the world" for my mom, a "bowtie" for my in-laws, (it is the one in the header with my precious Sunshine laying on), and a log cabin for one of my nieces (the one in my profile picture). My son, whenever he comes to visit, loves to watch TV on the couch covered up in one of my quilts. I wanted to make him a quilt that he can take with him.
My DH and I were planning on going to the quilt shop tomorrow to pick out the border fabric, but a winter storm is headed our way. I hope it doesn't hit us as I would really love to get this WIP done.
I did learn quite a bit making it. If I make another one, I think I will make the contrast between light and dark a bit more prominent. I really wanted to incorporate all the "special" pieces in this one, so I had to blend it more and the contrast is not as bold as I wanted.
Ok off to sew!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I have been using a product called Quilt Patis, by Pati Shambaugh.
I keep most of the cut out hexagons, templates, threads, etc. in this plastic bin. It is great to grab when I know I have to go somewhere and need to pass the time.
The reason I took a year break was I thought I would get my own sewing room. I didn't want to drag everything out and then put it all back away every day. Our son had left home and took all his things out of his room. I had big plans for that space but my "Dear Hubby" had other plans. It soon filled up with all his packrat boxes of things. I held out thinking I would get my room back. We had plans to build another garage for him to store all the boxes in. Then a year passed and it looked like the garage and my room would still be another year away. I decided to get back to sewing even though it meant dragging all my stuff out every day.
So I plan on finishing these WIP's over the next few months, (well all but one) and journal about them here. I hope you enjoy!