Monday, August 25, 2014

I'm back, and sewing again.

I know I haven't posted anything in a very long time.
It is hard for me to find time to blog, and also have inspiration of what to blog about.

But I'll try to get a few more posts up to update you all (are there any of you out there that read this?) on how our summer is going and all that.

For now I'll show you a few sewing projects I've been doing.

First, my favorite! I put soo much into this quilt. I collected the fabrics for a long time. It took me awhile to find and acquire all the colors and prints that I wanted. Then, I slowing made progress on it. The quilt top was done for quite sometime before I pulled it out again and got it basted and quilted.
It's a huge accomplishment for me. Being a queen size it's the biggest I've ever machine quilted on my humble little Kennmore sewing machine.

I'm surprise at how well it went and turned out.

Here it is finished, basted and ready to be quilted.

Some quilting in progress and marking.

Finished and some up close of quilting details. 

And we now how a new bed quilt. This quilt is pretty lightweight, so were using it during the summer months. Our old heavy duvet comforter will probably go back on soon when it gets cold.

Here's another large quilt I made this year. It's almost a Twin size (more of like a bed topper).
They are my usual colors. But I kinda like the vintage inspired colors and prints.

 The Piano Keys border is always a favorite of mine.
 This was another first for me. Learning the Baptist Fan quilting pattern. It was easier than I thought, and I really like it on this quilt.
 I did different quilting designs for the borders though.

This quilt is for sale in the Etsy shop. Go check it out and share it if you want!!

I've got another baby blanket and a throw quilt in the works. Just picked up more batting so I should be quilting them soon.
I also am searching creative ways to use scraps, so I've got some table runners I'm finishing up as well.

Would really be great to sell some of this, so I don't go broke with this quilting hobby of mine.

However, recently I've been trying to be more frugal, and almost all of these recent projects have come from my fabric stash. I've just had to purchase extra fabric for matching backings/bindings/borders, etc.

I'll be showing some purely scrappy projects supplied purely from my stash without any additional purchases soon.