Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finally Done!!

I did finish the binding on one quilt

at bee on Saturday!


This is my original “Counting By Fives”

quilt design -


made with Moda’s super fun “Attitude Girls”


by my favorite designer Mary Engelbreit!

At bee, I also finished about half of the binding


on my “Blue Garden Days” quilt made from


the Strip Twist quilt pattern

that is so fun to make


even though it uses partial seaming!  Still fun!!

It took me FOUR nights to compose the design directions for all 5 MBS projects…

more sneak1

MAN!!  That’s a realllllly longgggg post! 

more sneak

Woo hoo!!  All done!! 

more sneak 2

I still don’t know when it will be published, but I’ll let you know when I find out!!

Whatcha working on these days??


Thursday, February 17, 2011

On A Roll! Woo Hoo!

Yesterday, I quilted my blue strip twist top that’s been sitting in my sewing room for 6 months.  It’s ready for me to hand-sew down the binding at bee on Saturday.  Today after work, I quilted my original “Counting By Fives” design quilt made with a Mary Engelbreit “Attitude Girls” honey bun.


I designed and made the top in August, but it’s been waiting patiently for me to quilt it.  I have lots of patient fabrics, too!! LOL!!


So, now I have 2 quilts to bind at bee!  YAY!!  I love to bind quilts, but I admit, it was not always pleasurable to me.  I used to hate it… not sure why it changed, but I am glad it did!!


My least favorite part of making a quilt is cutting it out.  My favorite part… well, that’s a tough one.  I love selecting and auditioning fabrics, piecing the blocks, free-motion quilting, and hand-sewing the binding down.  What’s your favorite part and least favorite part of quilting?


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Back to Quilting, Finally!

I made a lovely blue quilt top while teaching a class at The Artful Quilter about 6 months ago and it’s been sitting with a pile of others in my sewing room.  I pinned it yesterday evening after work and quilted it tonight.  It’s made with very busy fabric prints, so i just did a simple meander with a soft green thread.

blue twist

I got the binding sewn on and will do the hand finishing at bee on Saturday.  It’s so nice to finish a top, isn’t it?  YESSSSSSS!  :-)


Friday, February 11, 2011

I know, I know!!

Ok, OK, so I’m a blogslacker… sigh


              but let me explain!!

I’m working on a new project for the Moda Bake Shop.


It started out as a single thing and has developed into a four part thing.  Can’t say more but I did snap a few tiny little sneak peaks for ya!!

The fabric is just absolutely YUM!!

sneak peak 3  The colors are soooooooooooo springy…

sneak peak 2

and BOY do I need spring! Big time!!

sneak peak 1

Sooooo, I hope to finish them all

sneak peak

tomorrow and get on with something

I can actually share with ya!!

Thanks for checking back!!  :-)