Thursday, February 25, 2010

2 New Quilts

I used the scraps from the "I'm Blushing" quilt and made this smaller quilt to hang over my piano.

I've been spring cleaning - I hung a new quilt over my mantle and changed a few things around. Yes, it is an owl quilt :) Now I just need darling husband to rip out the ugly marble on the fireplace!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Spring Quilt Finished!

My mother-in-law was here for a week and we launched into sewing this quilt from the Moda Bakeshop website. It turned out super cute!

The quilt was hard to machine quilt on a regular machine. I went through 7 bobbin-fulls of thread!!

Trying to pin it took up my entire family room floor. The quilt measures 57"x63"

Monday, February 8, 2010

Why I Sew

The other day, as I was cutting out my millionth valentine/owl quilt, I was wondering if I was wasting my time - I don't really need another quilt in my house!! Later that evening I found an answer to my question as I watched Ella gather my remaining scraps and lay them out to make a little pattern. Then, she sewed the pieces together to make a darling mini quilt top. I showed her how to pin baste and then we taped lines to guide her quilting. This was her first time machine quilting and she did the whole project by herself - no help! Then, we cut out the binding and she sewed it on and now she is hand sewing the binging down. THAT is why I sew!! I am so proud of my little sewer girl Ella!!

Sally is next, she already knows how to use pins, she can tangle thread all around the house, she loves buttons, and she thinks she is really sewing when she sits at the machine!