Monday, February 27, 2006

Craziness about Quilt Backs

So I'm thinking about making a quilt back for Tim & Carol's quilt that would be something different and make it reversible without being too difficult. I don't know if what I'm thinking would be too difficult, considering that I've never done applique, but this is what I'm thinking.

Whaddya think?

Sunday, February 26, 2006


So today I was bored and dragged my husband to JoAnns under the pretenses of picking up a backing and batting for the summer wind quilt. I have been thinking of making something with felt and I've been wanting to try makng either a stuffed rabbit or bear. So I picked up some cute furry felt and I start my first stuffed animal. Stupid me forgot to buy batting for my other quilt and I also forgot to pick up stuffing for the bunny. So he's not stuffed. I also don't have eyes or embroidery thread for facial features. Genius. So I have an excuse to go back, right? So anyway, this is what he looks like. It could go either way at this point. I'm pleasantly surprised at how cute it could be, but I still have to finish it. It could look posessed when I'm done. And I don't quite get how you're supposed to attach all these pieces. I am NOT attempting joints.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Summer Wind is Finished!

This didn't really take very long, did it? I almost wished it had. I don't have anything in particular in the works now that its finished. I guess this means I have to go back and start finishing some quilts. I have to find some backing fabric for the blue and green quilt and I'll have to pick up some batting and muslin for this one. I guess this also means less distractions for me tonight so I can get some work done!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Summer Wind

Doesn't that sound good right now? Its the name of my newest quilt. Its from Moda's 3 Sisters Seaside Rose fabric. The pattern is Miss Rosie's Quilt Company's Summer Wind. I like it. I think I should be declared an expert on half square triangles and quarter square triangles by now. This is my third quilt made from her patterns and I still have on more already bought. Bad bad me.

Of course, this also means I am getting nothing else done. I started this Friday night. I gotta go to work!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Wedding Rings and Mental Blocks

I just finished my little wedding ring quilt. I made this quilt more than a year ago, but I never finished it. Call it mental block. I only had to add eight of the points to the edge of the quilt and then put on the binding, but I let it sit in a pile for over a year. Well, I was at home alone watching the Super Bowl (my husband had to work - boo!) and I didn't have anything in particular to work on, so I pulled it out and I've been working on it since then. I just finished the binding this morning and threw it in the washer.

Funny how perfect it looks in that picture. It is really pretty good, but come on. I still think of myself as a beginner. So, from that perspective, it is great. From my perfectionist position, it sucks. There is some problems with the points, but it's not bad.

Dresden Plates

I just bought some dresden plate quilt templates on eBay. So, I had to whip up a plate real quick to see how they would turn out, since I can't wait for anything. They turned out rather nice, although I can't decide if they're smaller than I wanted to not. I really wanted 12 -segment, rather than 16-segment, which happens to be harder to find than I expected. So this is my block.