Sunday, March 30, 2014


I'm working on several projects at once....

1.  Tried paper piecing for the first time ever yesterday using Carolyn Friedlander's Shirts pattern... Not bad for my first time.  practice makes perfect...

2.  Finished the first 5 blocks of Oh fransson's Tokyo subway quilt.  I'm using the 2 inch gridded fusible webbing for this project.  I don't have the patience to piece the blocks individually 😉.  I have blocks 6-10 fused and waiting to be stitched.

3.  Started cutting pieces for a Night Sky quilt by Jaybird quilts.  I'm making a lap size quilt for my friend for her 40th birthday in May.  She likes celestial things, so I'm keeping to blues and yellows.

Long time, no post...

Spent much of the day sewing.  Worked on my first ever paper piecing.. Had a hard time understanding the written directions, so I tried to figure it out on my own. FAIL.... missed some of the white background.  The one on the left is my first attempt.  The second was much better, except for the white piece on the bottom right.  I sewed it in the wrong direction! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kona Card Giveaway!!!

Gen X Quilters has a giveaway for a Kona Color card!!  I've wanted one of these cards for the longest time!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January's Free Motion Quilt Challenge

Here is my final sample for SewCalGal's quilt challenge for January!

Looking at it now, I really don't like the path I took.  That's something I want to practice more!

Close up
I just posted my link on her website as my entry.. I'm entry # 291.. I can't believe that many people have done this.. That's awesome!

Fooling Around With Free Motion Quilting

So I signed on to participate in a free motion challenge for the year with SewCalGal.  There is a monthly challenge consisting of a video demonstration.. You practice at home then post a picture of your quilting on your blog or Flickr.  Then there's a drawing.

This month's quilting technique was leaves.  I have to say that as a beginner, the leaf design actually isn't too difficult.  Here's some pictures of my practice:

The black thread is my first attempt.  My stitch length is uneven, but I do like most of the shapes.  I had issues with the bottom, so I tried a different thread.  As you can see, I did worse with the pink thread.

Whiskers I found when I looked at the bottom of the quilting.  I adjusted the top tension and didn't see improvement.

I messed with the tension and got this mess with the pink thread

While attending a Philly Modern Quilt Guild sewing night, I tried a 3rd time using Aurifil thread.  My first attempt wasn't great, but after adjusting the tension once, I had a great result!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Awesome Giveaway!

There's a great giveaway going on at Such a Sew and Sew!  In fact, she's had a giveaway everyday this week!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011