Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WIP: A little wednesday quilting

I am limited to straight line quilting on my machine. I have a Bernina Bernette which I love, but it was not meant for quilting. This is my first attempt at any quilting that has starts and stops within the quilt. 

Can you see the quilting?

I am using a light grey on the top. 

The back is a light blue thread. I wish I had a better photo, but the shadow actually helps you to see the quilting on the back. My pattern is showing up on the back because of the quilting! I am so excited. 

There will be no close ups due to poor stitches, but you cant see them from this far away!!

I am starting to think about upgrading to a machine that I could free motion on. Anyone have any suggestions? I like the Bernina's with the free motion control but they are so expensive!!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP: Star Baby Quilt

Here is my WIP for this week. I am so excited about it! This is my first attempt at HST and I am so happy with the result!

Only three more seams and then the border!!

The red in the middle is really a pink, darn iphone photos !!

I just signed up for the free Craftsy Class for the 2012 BOM Sampler Quilt. I checked out a couple of the videos today and learned a great new pinning technique! It helped me get almost perfect points for the my HST! So Excited!!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for Work In Progress Wednesday! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Dinosaur Quilt Finish!

Can you believe that this is the 6th quilt that I have made! Eek! A year ago now I was starting on my second one! I am so grateful to all the ladies who helped teach me to quilt (i.e. rescue me in moments of panic!) I'm actually a quilter now!

Doesn't it feel so good to accomplish the things we have always wanted to do?

Learn to Quilt = Check off my bucket list!!

Here is my finish this week!

Dinosaur front.

Flannel back. Sorry for the poor quality photos. I still need to figure out the best place to take photos in my new place. 

I definitely started liking this quilt better once I found the perfect color for my binding!

I did my first label with a marker as opposed to embroidery. My applique stitch is getting a little better!

I am giving this quilt to one of my good friends nephew. I do really hope the little guy likes it!

It always feels so good to mail off a quilt that you made. I am so excited for the next one!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Carpenter Star Quilt

I am so excited to share with you all my plan for my next quilt!

I love barn quilts and the big block star quilts. I never thought that I would be able to do one, but here it goes!!!

I am using May Chappell's Designer Star Quilt Pattern available on Etsy.

I recently put this cute fake flower into my antique store pitcher. Little did I know that it would become the color inspiration for my next quilt!

Blue's and pinks perfect for a little girl! I just hope that they look good on my light grey background. 
I won't be able to get a white background out of my house clean! So I decided not to use white for a baby quilt. 

I also did my first graph paper sketch of a quilt! I am going to use the top sketch! 

I am so excited but this will be my first half square triangle quilt! Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Maryland Barn Quilt Tour

Dec. 27th was my 24th birthday! Eeek! When did that happen?

Anyway, my sister didn't really want to do anything for our birthday so I decided to go on the Garrett County Barn Quilt Tour. It was quite an adventurous trip with one driver. Seven hours of driving total. Most of the drive time was spent getting to Garrett County!

But once I got there it was awesome!! Here are some photos. Sorry they are bad iphone photos (I lost my good camera :(

Double Pinwheel

The flying geese were one of my favs!

I think they called this a summer star. 

And of course since I was in Amish Country, an Amish Daliah 

I saw a few more but the photos are so bad that you cannot see the block. If you are in Maryland go check out the quilts! It was such a blast! Make sure you stop by Four Seasons Stitchery in Grantsville too!