I'm still playing catch up on the Layer Cake Quilt Along. Today my boyfriend attended a body building competition so I got the entire evening to myself. He got to meet his idol, and I got to sew. We're both pretty happy today :). I had some issues putting together block 11 for the LCQA. I ended up having my middle "E" pieces being too long and having to cut them down. I'm pretty happy with my finished result though:
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Posted by Annie at 10:18 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011
Well I've been in North Dakota for the last few weeks, so I have fallen behind on my Layer Cake Quilt Along blocks. I had some time today to catch up on block 10. All the blocks have been posted now, so I have 2 more to put together then I'll be done. Then I get to put them all together and do a happy dance for my finished quilt top!
Posted by Annie at 9:03 PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Well I'm back to blogland. I've had a crazy few weeks and I'm just now settled down. The last two weeks I've been moving... yay!! (Other than that whole packing/unpacking crap) I'm now mostly moved into our new place and I'm already in love. The best part...??? My own sewing room!!!!!!!!!!! Yep - no more sewing in the dining room. I told my boyfriend he could have the garage all to himself if I could have a bedroom all to myself. It works out very well for us both -especially since I have an auto start in my truck and don't need the garage! Here are a few pictures of the sewing room so far: (I'm not quite done unpacking so it's a bit bare... It's my major WIP right now!)
I'd like to add: I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies I talk about, but I will absolutely share if I find a shop or company that I love and Sew Fresh Fabrics is one of those shops!
Posted by Annie at 9:11 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Hello everyone :) I'm back after a bit of a break. We've had some time to heal from our recently family sadness, and it's definitely still a struggle to accept that he's really gone. Acceptance will come in time.
I have been being productive since I last posted - I just haven't had much time or energy to blog.
I finally finished my dragonfly wall hanging that I've been working on for way too long.
Posted by Annie at 2:59 AM
Saturday, January 29, 2011
It's been an extremely hard week in my family. Last week my 14 year old nephew was hit by a truck outside of his house in Washington. Because of the extent of his injuries, he was put into a medically induced coma. On Wednesday an MRI showed no brain function. They took him off life support yesterday. I know he's in a better place now, but our grief is deep. He will be greatly missed. When he was little, if he was upset or scared he used to say "The new kids are coming," like the New Kids on the Block were his personal body guards. It was my favorite thing ever. Hopefully the New Kids came to see him off in his dreams...
On a much lighter note, I was able to focus my sadness into some productivity last night while I couldn't sleep. I am a bit behind on the sliced coins quilt along (click the button to the right to join the fun!) but last night I got all my coins sliced.
Posted by Annie at 12:09 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The last week has flown by! I can't believe it's Wednesday again!
I did my very first machine quilting this week! Yay! I was really nervous so I decided just to do something simple. I quilted my wall hanging that I've been working on for just this purpose. Here it is all basted:
Then I just used my walking foot to quilt straight lines 1/4 of an inch from each seam. I used monofilament because of the contrast in the fabrics (I couldn't find one that would blend all the way down or acroos).
Posted by Annie at 12:25 AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Another Wednesday already?! Its been an interesting week for me. I stopped drinking Coke, which is a much bigger deal if you know I usually drink 6-8 every day. I know its not healthy and my boyfriend and I are talking about having a baby within a year - so I figured this was the perfect motivation. Its day 3 today and I'm not as miserable as I thought I'd be :) Now... on to quilting!
First this one:
I've been fighting my Fandango Cabins quilt all week. I originally was following a pattern, then I realized my fabrics were just too busy for that pattern. So I decided to add some simpler blocks like this one
I loved this block, so I made some more just like it to go with my log cabin blocks.
I have 2 problems though... first I have no idea what the layout should be; second I'm completely out of the blue fabric, so I have to go with what I have. (My local quilt store is out of it too and of course I wasn't smart enough to write down the name of the color off the bolt when I bought it.)
I have been playing with the layout a lot.
Posted by Annie at 2:55 PM