Sunday, August 8, 2010

1st Quilt Ever Series Day 3

This is my third day working on the 1st Quilt Ever Series.
I am back at my house and went to Joann's for the rest of the supplies. I have finished the quilt top and it looks so good. I am happy with my fabric selection. I found the perfect boarder and back for the quilt.

Quilt front without boarder

Quilt front finished!

Back of quilt!

I hope to have this mostly finish today!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New curtains

Granny picked out this fabric for her beach themed bathroom and I just finished them. She is on vacation and will be a good surprise when she gets home.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

1st Quilt Ever Series Day 2

Last night I had some issues with the tension with this machine but slowly I figured it out! This is a great machine but I so miss my machine! I love having the automatic thread cutter!
Last night I had about half of the 9 squares sewed together and finished them up this morning. Some do not line up but are close enough.

First rows done and organized

All of the 9 squares finished!

I then cut the 9 square into the 4 squares. Once I had all squares cut out it seemed I only had 4 different designs in the middle so there is once place in the quilt that will have 2 of the same colors touching on the side. Make sure when you are sewing the 9 squres to have different fabrics in the middle square.

This is the final layout showing a side view
This was the hardest part of the quilt

Ted and I needed a break from sewing so we took a walk down to the beach.
Ted does not like the water but I think if we go swimming he would soon join in.

Here is all of the rows sewed together!

Sorry for the bad photos. I will take a better picture when I am done! This is going by a lot faster than I expected. I will be buying the supplies to finish the quilt this weekend because Joann's is having a good weekend sale and offering if you spend $50 you get $10 back on your next purchase! It makes me feel like I am going to Kohls.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1st Quilt Ever Series

I am making is a disappearing nine patch quilt. I first saw it on Craftster and she had the link for Obsessively Stitching. I have seen this done in a quilting magazine before but decided to try it this week. One of our good friends is having a baby in December and wanted to make one for her. She finds out what the sex of the baby is this Friday but decided to get the supplies for a boy. If she is having a girl I will get more fabric this weekend. I like to stock pile homemade baby gifts.

I was going to make it out of the fat quarters and thought they were on sale at Joann's this week but the sale starts on Friday.
These pictures are from my cellphone. I did bring my camera but I do not think I brought the card reader. It is nice being able to upload from the cell phone without the computer.

Picture of the fabric selection.

Fabric cut out and paired up

Craft Hope Project 9

I am visiting my family for the week and take care of my granddad who had a knee replacement a week ago so I decided to do some craft projects while I was down here in the original activity room.
Craft Hope started project 9 before I was down and I have already made one pillowcase for them. I have the supplies to make more also. For the girls I have watermelon fabric with a hot pink sleeve. The boy fabric is a frog material.