Sewing update

 Monday, August 27, 2012

Finally another post.  Sorry I have been MIA for awhile, but I have mostly just been practicing on my long arm. I figured how many plain fabric sandwiches do people really want to see?  Probably not that many that is for sure.  Well I did do some other sewing over the weekend and I can also show you what quilt I have been working on and just finished up.  Anyways, here are some things that I have been up to:

First, my sister needed some burp clothes for one of her friends that just had a baby boy this past Friday.

I must say that I am very happy with how they turned out.  My sister just loves frogs, so she asked for a frog to be on one of them and a giraffe, the theme of the baby's room, to be on the other one.  Sorry the lighting isn't the best.  It started to drizzle as I was taking these pictures.  

Second, I also joined the Vintage Holiday Quilt Along sponsored by the Fabric Mutt, which began the first part of August, so I am obviously way behind.  However, one of the instructions was to have "no guilt", so currently, I am guilt free (yea right).  I am supposed to be on Blocks 7 & 8, but I do have Blocks 1 & 2 completed. I am hoping to catch up after Melia is in school and I can send Mae to daycare on Fridays.  I haven't been getting much sewing time here at the end of the summer with pool Fridays and all.  Back to the blocks, I was very surprised at how easy the pattern is, which is by Camille Roskelley.  It looks a lot harder than it really is and she did a very nice job on the directions.  I would highly recommend her patterns.  
Block #1

This "new project" has also allowed me to get over my fear of sewing triangles.  Very silly fear I know, but I still had it, which may also be why I am behind as well.  I just didn't want to "tackle" those triangles because they already show up in Block #2.  Ugh, is what I was thinking.  However, I decided that I had to take the plunge.  And I did.  It was actually very very simple, so now I am feeling quite silly, but what can I say.  It is what it is.  The scary part is, I think I may actually like doing triangles in quilts!  
Block #2

Blocks 1 & 2

Third, Kaelan's quilt.  I finally had the courage after quilting on many many fabric panels on my long arm, to actually quilt a real quilt.  And I definitely emphasize the many part and I won't bore you with seeing all of those.  I just really didn't want to screw up an actual quilt, so I must say that when I started to quilt Kaelan's quilt I was really nervous.  However, I new I would have to take the plunge eventually.  It definitely was different quilting on a "quilt top" rather than just on plain fabric.  It was a little bit harder, but I also think it was a little bit more fun too.  Sorry I can't post complete pics just yet, but I really wanted to give it to its' new home first, so more pics on that too come, but here is a sneak peak or two.     

Well until next time, which I promise won't be that long.  Hopefully!


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