Thursday, May 28, 2009
I went to a quilt fair recently. It was soooo much fun. I was by myself and had all the time in the world to look and talk to people. I bought tons of Moda fabric which is my new favorite fabric line. I bought fabric my D's space quilt. I also bought materials to quilt the top of the boys memory quilt. Z's pirate quilt is coming along. I made the ocean - 265 tiny little squares sewn chain style. And I added the sky. I then took Z with me to get the boarder and background fabric. He had so much fun running around the store trying to match up fabric and shove the bolts into the tiny little green basket. I found the most amazing background fabric - a treasure may pirate motif. He was very excited. I have started making the animals and pirate ship. I discovered that instead of drawing the picture onto the fabric I could glue the paper template to the fabric and then sew around it. Afterward I just peel the fabric off. This works so much better. I feel like I hardly have enough time to sew and I want to work with the Moda fabrics. But I also want to finish his quilt and begin work on D's. Sew much quilting and sew little time.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This is my favorite quilt site right now. I made the Bookkeeper last night. It is almost done. I love it. I love being able to sit down and sew when ever I have time. Having my sewing machine out in the open is amazing. This weekend I am going to my first quilt show since in for ever. I am going to stock up on tons of fabrics so that I can make projects whenever I want and not have to run out to the fabric store.
Here is a picture of the finished bookkeeper that actually turned out smaller then called for so is now a jewelry holder.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
After at first avoiding blogs, glancing at them, and now actually reading and following some, I have decided to venture into cybersapce and begin my own. I don't know if I will take it public but for now it is just a way to see my work on the web. My favorite blogs started out as cooking ones that my friend Maureen passed on to me. Now I favor quilting blogs. I am constantly baffled over the creative talents full time mothers have. I am always wondering where they find the time to quilt and do all the other stuff that has to get done. My favorite blog intro was from a mom who said her house was not as clean as mine and her life was cluttered but she made lots of quilts. I guess you have to decide what you want to focus on. I can't quilt or doing any other non house related things until my house is clean. Until all clothes are folded, toys picked up, lunches made, and dishes put away. How I will have to time to actually maintain a bog I have not determined yet. It may end up being something I update once a month or every day. I am excited to see how it will develops.