Monday, April 18, 2011

Quilting Love

Straight line quilting is mind-numbingly boring but it sure looks pretty.  Thank God for Netflix on demand!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saying bye-bye

Nicey Jane Stripper by alidiza
Nicey Jane Stripper, a photo by alidiza on Flickr.
One last photo shoot before I send this off to the cutest baby ever. This one really grew on me but since I personalized the matching pillow it has to go.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


My plan for last week worked pretty well.  My L'Amour Twister is done and can disappear in to the closet until next Valentine's Day.

I basted the Amy Butler Love quilt and it will hopefully get quilted this week.  I even finished the hand quilting project I was hoping to get to so that's ready for a binding.  I didn't trim all those HSTs, but I decided it would be less tedious to trim them as I sewed the rows together.  Plus I'm still playing with layouts so they still may get some frayed edges, that's my story and I'm sticking too it: ) 

Of course, with all this progress I had to go start something new...  A friend is commisioning a quilt and this was along the lines of what I think she'd like.  I'd done something similar a few years ago and dug in to my stash for almost all the fabrics.  I don't usually work with batiks but they give it the watercolor effect I wanted.  It's a mix of traditional 9 patches mixed in with some of Oh, Fransson's crazy 9 patch blocks.  Hopefully my piecing is precise enough that you can tell where it's deliberately wonky. 

I still had to do some of that trimming I was trying to avoid;-)