Sunday, November 23, 2014

Piece by Piece

Slowly, but surly my new quilt room is coming together! I just put up a bulletin board. Now, you all may be saying, "Why is she so excited over a bulletin board?" I will tell you! I painted it turquoise!!! I absolutely love anything turquoise! Ta Da!!!

As usual the simple project of painting it did not turn out to be as easy and I hoped it would be. The paint would not stick to the wood because it had a shinny finish. Ladies, please please just sand the edges before you paint them. I though that I could skip this task and I was wrong. I even bought some of that "No sanding required primer". It DID NOT work! Once I sanded it, everything went great! It did take three coats to get the color to my liking.

I am super proud of myself because I hung the bulletin board all by myself! Now, this may seem like a silly thing to be proud of. But I am horrible at hanging everything! This time I hung it correctly (and level) the first try! Wahoo! Big girl in the house!

Don't fret, I have been doing some sewing too! I am preparing for a small craft show at my local gym. This will be my first craft show, so I have no idea what I'm doing! I decided to sew up a hand full of things and see what people like. Chevron burp cloths!

And some cute kids christmas aprons!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

To The Point Quilt

Hi friends!!  

I know I have been gone FOREVER! I swear that I am back now. I was gone for good reason at least, like fire season, surgery, moving back to Flagstaff, and setting up my quilting room. Yes, thats right I said, Quilting Room. I am sooo excited to have my own personal space to create in. Well mostly I am excited to not have to clean up my sewing to cook and eat dinner on my kitchen table. That and being able to shut a door so no one has to see my mess. Because lets be real, thats the true reason we all want a room to quilt in.

Today I cut the fabric for my first project in the new quilt room. I choose to do the V and Co. To the Point pattern in the teal and green colors. I am so excited that teal is very popular right now because I love all things teal and turquoise! Needless to say I was excited to start this project. Surprise, it is going to be a baby quilt for some good friends of mine!

I was very hesitant to cut into this fabric. I know it probably seems odd, because I just had to follow the straight lines between the colors. It proved to be a lot easier than I had imagined. 

I did notice that it helped to keep the edge of the fabric straight along one of matt lines. When I first started cutting I assumed I could just use my ruler along the fabric line. Turns out it helps your accuracy to keep the fabric straight.....This is where everyone says, "Duh Maggie" but alas I am still learning. 

Now my stack of fabric is all ready to be cut into little triangles.