Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pink baby quilt

I have made some progress on the pink baby quilt. Let's take a look.

I am continuing to do the straight line quilting on the plain pink fabric. I have decided to do a honey comb style quilting on the strips of patterned fabrics.

I am so excited about this quilt, it is gonna be so cute!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My new sewing machine.

I am in love. Every once in awhile I will stop sewing and just hug my new machine. It's that awesome. I've had it now for about a week, so I am still getting to know all it's features.

It is such a huge leap from my previous machine, my little Singer, which is now sitting in my craft closet.

A few things I love: you can set it to automatically backstitch; push a button and it cut's the bobbin thread when you are done sewing; automatic needle threader (which I never thought I would want, but wow, awesome), it's speedy, quiet (even though my dog Mason is not quite used to the sound of it). I could go on, but I will stop there for now.

This sewing machine is also an embroidery machine and comes with an arm attatchment so you can embroider almost anything. I haven't gotten that far yet.

Check back tomorrow to see the quilt I am working on!

Monday, September 27, 2010

A little break.

I took a little break from my little blog with out letting you know. Sorry. My b.f.'s birthday was this monday and he took some days off from work. We spent the weekend going to museums, long walks with the dog and checking out local restaurants. I happened to get some sewing done with my new machine!!!

I will be paying more attention to this blog, and my lovely readers starting again this week! Thanks for sticking with me!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quilting a straight line.

Something I have always done on every quilt I have made. I find it soothing to quilt a straight line over and over, until the whole quilt is covered. I also love how it looks when finished.

This week I have been working on a pink baby quilt, using the straight line, and thought I would try a zig-zag line thrown in. I liked how it turned out, but while I was doing the zig-zag I totally felt like I was breaking a quilting law!

I am going to throw a few more zig-zags in there, just to keep things interesting!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It seems that whenever I hang out with my sister we go fabric shopping. Lately that has been about once a week.  Let's look at what I brought home this week!

I love this fabric! I found it at Joann's and I've been meaning to get some. I want to make pillowcases out of this fabric since it is so soothing and pretty.

I also got some Christmas fabric. Every year my b.f. and have a two Christmas trees. A fake 6ft. tree and a "sad, Charlie Brown" tree. The "sad" tree is a tradition my b.f. started a few years ago and now we have both every Christmas.
I found this great Charlie Brown Christmas fabric:

I'm going to make a mini tree skirt for the "sad" tree, which is usually a very small potted tree. I cannot wait to make this, it is going to be sooo cute!!!!

The last bit of fabric I picked up was Hello Kitty Christmas fabric. I am a huge Hello Kitty fan and could not pass up this total cuteness!!!!

Thankfully every fabric I chose was on sale so I spent less than $10! Yeah!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Mason!

My "baby" turns one today. I thought I would share some pictures from the past year of my time with my funny puppy. Thanks for being the sweetest, silliest and cutest puppy anyone could ever ask for! Enjoy your birthday and many more!

3 months old, visiting my sister at work
wearing his little blue sweater

hanging out with a friend

helping me quilt
all grown up

Monday, September 20, 2010

New things

I finally bought a new sewing machine!
I originally bought a very basic Singer sewing machine from Target about two years ago because I wanted to begin quilting. 

old, reliable machine

first quilt

second quilt I made, for b.f.'s nephew

I ordered my new sewing machine online, and won't get it until the 27th of this month, which seems like forever!!! Of course I will show pics of the new, awesome machine, when it arrives!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This week in my crafty projects.

I was hoping to have some finished projects to show you today, but that didn't happen. Instead let's look at the stuff I am working on.

a Halloween project

quilt ready for quilting
blue log cabin quilt blocks
pinwheel quilt blocks

One awesome thing I got this week though was a new ironing board!!!! I cannot tell you how awesome this was!!  As my b.f. said in response to my excitement, "it's party time", so true!

tiny ironing board :(

the new ironing board!!!
I cannot tell you how nice it is to not have to move my sewing machine off my craft desk everytime I wanted to iron something while sewing. Very frustrating and it would sometimes stop me from quilting.  Now, my new ironing board solves this and this makes me super happy!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fabric shopping

I absolutely love finding a new fabric store, especially one I didn't even realize was right in front of me the whole time! If you were there with me you would have seen me jumping up and down with total joy! Ok, picture time!

such pretty blues

pretty, pretty

pink elephants!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Found treasure

My sister and I found an amazing fabric store right next to my favorite bubble tea place.
Here is a look at the beautiful linen I bought (well my sister bought for me, thanks Kp!).

Check back tomorrow and see all the pics. my sister took with her fancy phone. We both were oohing and ahhing and planning! This place was huge and very inconspicuous!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Amigurumi Brobee!

After watching many, many episodes of "Yo Gabba Gabba" over and over with the b.f.'s nephew I thought I would make a amigurumi version of Brobee, one of the newphew's favorites.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New blue quilt

I started a new blue log cabin block quilt today. I have all these scraps of fabric and thought I would try to make a quick quilt. Seems the other quilts I am working on lately are taking longer and I am hoping this will go faster.

just started block