Sunday, October 26, 2014

A brand new finish!

 My motto for the next couple of months is FINISH IT!  So here is the first...

This quilt started last fall when I pulled out a turnover that had been sitting in my stash for far too long.    I wanted a project that wouldn't require much planning and no deadline.  After planning the layout, the top went together very quickly. 

 The project proceeded pretty quickly to the basting stage and I knew I wanted to try spiral quilting it.  And then it sat like this until June...

when I had my machine out to quilt the Sweet as Honey quilt that you can see my previous post. 

Once again the quilt sat...(Do you see a theme here? Apparently I procrastinate a lot!)  But yesterday I pulled it out, attached the binding and spent a couple of hours after the kids were in bed hand stitching the binding.

Those two pictures above show the quilt before I washed it.  The back show the spiral off really well!.

This is after washing, it got nice and soft.  The crinkly nature of a washed quilt is my favorite it part!

I've decided to gift this quilt to one of my husband's coworkers.  They are expecting a little girl in about a month and I think this will be perfect for our cold winters.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric: Basket of Flowers by Mary Englebreit,
Size: 31.5 inches square
Constructed entirely by me between Sept. 2013 and Oct. 25, 2014

I'm entering this as my second quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I've decided to include it in the ROYGBIV category.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Sweet as Honey

I finished this quilt in June.  It is made from a bundle of Sweet as Honey fabric I won from Hawthorne Threads.  The pattern was designed by Amanda from Westwood Acres. 

It is absolutely beautiful fabric, so soft! 

I used a very basic zigzag stitch to quilt it.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric - Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine, Moda Bella Solids 
Size - 58" x 62" ish
Pieced and Quilted by Me
Started - Feb. 2014
Finished - June 2014

 My original post about this quilt can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!  I hope your enjoying all the quilts entered in the Festival!

I'm entering this quilting in the Small Quilts category of this year Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WIP - Halloween Costumes Edition

So, I guess it's been a while!

It's not that there hasn't been sewing or creating going on...I'm just lazy about pulling out the good camera. Phone pictures are great for Instagram, I'm just not a fan of using them on the blog because the quality just isn't great.

We did have a lot of visitors after my last post, my hubby's best friend came for a week and then my in-laws were here.  We spent a lot of time showing them around and fishing.

The kids and I have settled into our routines now that they have been in school for a couple of months.

For the last few days I've been working on Halloween costumes. My son has been telling me since last Halloween that he wanted to be Luke Skywalker, however his sister kept changing her mind.  I finally convinced the her to be Twilight Sparkle after finding lavender fleece and flannel in my stash.  I'm pretty sure I picked it up when our Walmart closed out their fabric section a couple of years ago.  A quick Pinterest search for tutorials, a dash to Walmart for some yarn and a brown flat bed sheet and we were in business!  

I used this great tutorial to make my son's Jedi robe!  Although it doesn't look like much on the hanger, it went together quick and I had it done in time for him to wear to his cub scout Halloween bowling party on Sunday evening.  I also tea dyed a long sleeve white shirt to give it dusty, worn look for him to wear underneath.

For the Twilight Sparkle costume I got my inspiration from this tutorial by Jess at Craftiness is not Optional.
I had this in my box of patterns and is working out great to create the costume.  Pinterest came to the rescue again when it was time to make Twilight's horn.  All that's left for this costume is to create Twilight's cutie mark and finish sewing on her horn.

If the weather is good this weekend I hope to get pictures of the kids all dressed up and I'll make sure to post them so you can see how well they turned out. 

*Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday