Sunday, May 17, 2009

Squares & Skirt for Addie


All but one of my homework squares are finished now. I will be working on getting borders on and then will start quilting. These squares represent HOURS of seam ripping...especially that silly 8 pointed star. I now have a much deeper appreciation for the hands behind all those quilts I own and see in shops.

After this week's overwhelming class where we learned about different quilting stitches and techniques, I had to go straight home and work on something that I was comfortable with. So I made Addie this cute little skirt from Bananafana out of the princess material and ribbon she picked out at the store recently. I have some beautiful fabrics to make a few more skirts from this pattern, but had to make this one first. It turned out SO cute and was SO easy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Quietly Quilting

I've been spending those few precious hours after the kids go to sleep, working on my quilting class homework. I finished four blocks last week (pictures soon) and now have two more to do before the next class...eight point star and drunkard's path. I have enjoyed the cutting, piecing, and ironing--I think it really appeases the control freak in me. Okay quilters out there...why, when, and where do YOU love to quilt?

Blooming Gifts

It's Teacher Appreciation Week at J's school. This is what we came up with for his four awesome teachers. I actually bought a very similar pin recently, and planned on buying more for these gifts, but I ran out of time and was forced to make my own. :) Mine are a little less shabby-chic (it's the OCD in me) and a little more symmetrical, but I think they turned out so sweet. Jackson instructed me to pick out "beautiful orange fabric." I'm not a super fan of orange, but I love all of these fabrics. The top two look red/pink in the photo, but they are really orange. What do you think?