A Ghastlie Sneak Peek!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

I've been working on a quilt for my sister lately, here is a sneak peek for what's to come!  It's been taking longer than usual because I have attempted taking on the task of quilting it myself, with  my not so free motion quilting friendly sewing machine... As you can imagine, it's all coming out pretty sketchy!  Plus this is my first one that isn't just straight lines all the way through  : )



Friday, June 8, 2012

I started this quilt in April for my grandma's 75th birthday, and since I am slow I had to send her pictures of squares as I finished them to keep her updated (her birthday was April 10, one day after mine).  Sadly, almost a month later, she unexpectedly passed away.  So I quickly got it together and finished it up for my grandpa  who said he still wanted it.  My grandma taught me to sew a very long time ago, so it was very special to us both.  I'm only sorry now that I didn't finish it in time for her to see it.

Yay for blurry pictures!

Charley Harper Quilt Along


Friday, May 4, 2012

Ok, who hasn't heard of the Charley Harper Quilt Along?  Sure it was started over a year ago, but I don't care! I'm really excited, I've been wanting to make something inspired by Charley Harper ever since I discovered him on Pinterest.  Now is my chance, WOOHOO!

This is going to be great, my dilemma now is... which print should I try and recreate?  I have one in mind I know I'm doing,  but which others?

The polar bear will be perfect for my husband, he's always loved them, and if we really do move to Alaska next year, then it will feel right at home : ).   It only involves 7 colors, and 80% of the whole picture is just solids anyway, so I'm going to take a whack at it!

I love otters, don't you?! 

I WILL make the flamingo, that one might take some patience though!

 Check out the flickr group that was created for this quilt along for more inspiration.

I'm visiting my in laws this weekend, but when I get back, I'm going to start the polar bear quilt for Max (he's my better half), it'll be quick and easy right?  Let's hope so! I already have all of my fabric set aside for this, Moda Cross Weaves should do the trick, and my husband (he's so sweet) already printed out the polar bear template for me while he was at school, gotta love the Architecture department and their resources.  Stay tuned for a post on making the quilt!

Typewriter Love!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Finally it's finished!  It's taken me many a night finishing this little gem, I just love it!  I won't lie, the reason it's taken so long is because I kept getting distracted with other quilts or random projects.  I'm crushing on an Amy Butler Weekender bag at the moment and I really want to make it, but I keep pushing it to the back of my mind...I think the monster needs to be released!   I'll get some more pictures up ASATS (As soon as there's sun) it's hard to come by in Eugene in May.

There's a little bit of everything in this quilt, but the color inspiration is the Melody Miller Ruby Star Shining Typewriters.

As for the quilting, I just did random lines straight through the length of the quilt going all different directions, simplicity was the theme.

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