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I’m back!

Finally! I’ve so missed blogging and sewing and all of you! Between the work trip and the job in general, I’ve not had a second to sit in front my sewing machine in almost three weeks. But this weekend we were reunited!

I have other projects going that I should have worked on, but I allowed myself to just have fun. I made some super girly quilt blocks.

Girly.

And it lead to a girly baby quilt top!

Girly Baby Quilt top

Can’t wait to make the back, get it sandwiched, and quilt it. Oh it’s been so long since I’ve finished a quilt!!

Very little sewing.

That’s what’s going on these days. Was too busy with other things this weekend to get much sewing done. I did manage to finish framing all of the Block Party blocks that I have though!

Block Party Blocks 2

I’m just waiting on getting the final two and I can put the whole top together. Another angle:

Block Party Quilt blocks

It’s gonna be one funky quilt… And it’s going to be all mine!

Oh and thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes! So nice of all of you!

Fresh start…

I always love starting a new quilt.   There’s a sense of wondering how it will end up that I love!  I’ve pulled fabrics and just gotten started.

Next Quilt

Next Quilt

All I can bring myself to want to make with them is wonky log cabins. I have a problem. I’m stuck on the wonky log cabin block. I can’t seem to be able to find a block I want to sew more than that! I don’t know what to do about it really… I’m in a rut, yet not bored with it.  Does that make sense??

Block Beginnings

And for the improv peicers out there… I have gotten into a routine of first picking all my fabrics, but then as I make the blocks, I cut as I go along. Meaning that I cut, sew and press each center or pair of borders as I go. This means that I tend to sew standing up because I can’t be bothered to keep getting up and down as I cut, then sew, then walk to my ironing board to press. Am I nuts? Does anyone else sew standing up? I need to figure out a way to get my sewing machine up higher.

Look at these pretty ladies that I got in a swap with Kristen.

LadiesClose up

I’m gonna love this quilt.

Oh and just a quick reminder for LA locals, the first night of my class for Home Ec. at wonderful Reform School is a week from tonight so please sign up if you’re interested!

More pillows!

Getting there with some commissioned pillows based on the one I made a bit ago.

The fronts are all made…

Blocks for Pillows

… and quilted.

Quilted Pillow sleeves

Now the backs!

Hope that you all had great weekends filled with sewing!

More of the same…

Squares and squares and some more squares!

Loads of Blocks

Three more of the same style tops finished.

BoyGirlNeutral

Hoping to get them all finished for the shop sooner rather than later! That means less blogging and more sewing! Off to keep at it…

Baby quilt makin’ machine.

That’s what I feel like these days!

Two more tops finished:

Girl Blocks quilt topBoy Blocks quilt top

Will I ever tire of really colorful baby quilts filled with whimsical fabrics?  I don’t think so!

Cars

I don’t think I’ve yet mentioned how much this new broke my heart.  No more new Heather Ross fabrics??  The preciousness of every bit I own just increased.

Heather Ross close up

While it’s fast and effective to make multiple quilts of the same pattern at once, I’m ready for something that is more organic.  I have three more of these quilts cut out but after I finish those I’m going to have to make something that makes me feel less machine-like. I’ll be due some improv piecing by then!

Coins

and coins and coins!  Keeping busy getting started on some very simple stacked coin quilts.  I’m going to make two at once… One for a boy and one for a girl.

Coins

I love working with so many fun, bright and bold fabrics! It makes me happy.

Coins close up

And a gratuitous cat photo just ’cause.  She is as tiny as she looks.  I lucked out and got a perma-kitten.

Beans

Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!

So many solids.

Finished up the top for the quilt I’m making my mother. All fabrics that she gave me to use.  Usually I work with many more patterns, but it’s great to sometimes have to work outside of your norm.  I’m happy with it!

Mostly Solids

Using solids makes me think about shape and color so much more. Really fun for me. Can’t wait to see this one come together in the next steps.

Mostly Solids

Starting new projects

Since I’m stitching on the binding of the huge improv quilt (I’m going to have to come up with a good name for it!) it was time to get started on a couple of new projects!

First, I started some blocks for my mother’s quilt. 6 down, 29 more to go!

Beginnings of Mom's Quilt

I’m really enjoying making these blocks in my usual improv way, but using colors and tones I’m not prone to pick . It’s really fun to be both in my comfort zone and out of it at the same time. If that makes any sense at all…

Otherwise, I’ve officially fallen in love with spiderweb quilts. Ashley who’s in Block Party! with me asked us all to make her two blocks. Didn’t she pick amazing fabrics?!? Who doesn’t love red and aqua.

Block Party - February

After making them I was so taken with both the process and the look, that I knew I had to make a quilt of them for myself.  I actually took the time to sort through all of my scraps before starting.  This block is the perfect way to use up the tiniest bits of fabric!

Spiderwebs

It’s feeling a bit more chaotic than most of my quilts, but I just love it all the same. It takes me about an hour to make one block (I’ve only made four so far!) so this is going to be a long term project. And it’s destined to be a lap quilt I think…

I’ve been using this tutorial if any of you would care to start making some.  But look out!  It’s addictive.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

A little close up. I’ll never tire of fussy cutting Heather Ross fabrics.

Spiderwebs close up

Hope that you’ve all had a great weekend!

Got the HUGE quilt top all finished!

It’s big.  It’s reeeeally big.  Right now it’s 106″ x 95″.  My goal is for 104″ x 93″ when it’s all washed so I went just a bit bigger… and it’s BIG! But I love it.  I really can’t wait to see this one all finished.

Finished HUGE quilt top

I’m a bit scared about tackling the quilting on my little sewing machine, but I’m just gonna go for it!!  First I need to make the back though.

Here’s a couple of my favorite blocks in it:

Favorite Block 1

Favorite Block 2

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