Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quilt Along

I am considering becoming a late joiner to amandajean's quilt along found at (crazymomquilts). I can't decide whether or not to keep or toss the yellow/beige and whether or not to consider a few light blue fabrics.

Thoughts? I have been wanting a pink and green quilt for quite some time, I am even debating pulling those bottom three greens as they have a blueish hue to them.

In addition I think I'm going to change the dimensions of the quilt a bit to fit a Full/Queen bed as those are currently the only beds I have in the house. This will be the first quilt started for me, intended for me, and finished for me by me (or so she thought)!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And I can breathe again...

I am officially done stippling/quilting the beige quilt (eventually I'm going to need to start naming them). I have attached the binding and I am slowly making my way around the outside. I would say I'm about half way there.

All you get is a glimpse. When it's done and washed I'll post another picture!

That said, true to form I've already started seriously working on another quilt! I say seriously because I am always quilting, but not always with the same intensity. This one is for my one and only nephew! How exciting, I love that his mother did his room in primary colors and that his favorite character is Kermit (the fabric is adorable), makes the quilt so much more fun to create, especially after all that beige!

These are my plans and the fabric I am using for the back of the quilt. His father is a fireman, so I think the fire trucks are priceless! And who wouldn't love the green polkadots I'm using for the binding. I am so excited to finish this quilt!

This pattern is called Film Strip, I saw it on amandajean's website (crazymomquilts), although I modified it slightly to include Kermit as the main attraction! Close up...

Well I just got back from taking my dog Daisy to the vet, turns out she has an ear infection. Never a dull moment and time for dinner!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First Post Ever!!!!

Can I start off by saying how incredibly excited I am to be starting my own blog, I have been dreaming about this for years, and I'm finally doing it! I am currently in the middle of 4 quilts, numbers 14, 15, 16 & 17, which is completely normal for me! (See my "Completed Quilts Page")

Currently the largest task on my mind is the enormous King Beige Quilt I am making by special request. Beige is not the easiest, most-forgiving or prettiest of colors, and therefore, this quilt might be one of the hardest quilts I have EVER made.

Last Saturday I basted the monster on my Mother's basement floor (I could find no other space large enough for such a task)!
Tell me, what do you think? Too much beige? Or did I make it work?
I used roughly 288 safety pins!!!!!

I am now proceeding to quilt it, I am starting off with straight lines, sewing about 1/4'' on the inside and outside of each side of each row and column. Upon completion I am going to stipple the inside squares and stipple the border. Any thoughts? Suggestions? I am thinking dark green and blue binding!!!! I better get back to quilting, I'll let you know when I resurface!