Saturday, November 24, 2012

hexagon quilt

By far, this was my favorite project to date! Since I am new to sewing and quilting, this took some time but, boy, was it worth it! I started with gathering up lots of different 1930's replica fabrics. I fell in love with these prints they are so simple and fun and way easy to match up. Then came the cutting and basting onto paper hexagons. I literally had a basket load! With help (thanks to Sara and my daughters) I matched and created about 30 "flowers" no two alike.

The biggest problem that I ran into (and this stalled the project for quite some time) was that I ran out of the gray/black backround fabric. I must have checked in all the quilt shops within 100 mile radius and no luck! And an online search brought up nothing! That's why you see the edges in orange matchy flowers because I really wanted this to be a usable size quilt. (still working out how to take pictures!)

Finished product turned out to be a 50 x 60, completely hand stitched, hand quilted throw for our couch just in time for the cold weather!
Guess I need to figure out the art of picture taking as well!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

just in the nick of time

These were finished just in time! And they are going to one of my favorite fans, my mother! YAY!!!  This year, she is going to do all the cooking for our family (double yay!!) and I thought she should have some new table accessories. I got the idea and pattern over at  Love to Sew, her placemats are super cute!

These were fun to put together and real easy (which is great for this newbie seamstress!) The hardest part was deciding how to quilt them as I was running out of time. I went with a simple box pattern, just enough so that they hold up (hopefully!).

The other greatness about making these....quick gratification!! Which I needed just about now!
                                                            Happy Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Baby shower blanket

Here is my latest project, finished! And just in time for the shower! This was specially made for my friends' newest edition to her girls team. With help from my favorite local quilt shop (couldn't decide on pattern).
This was fun and easy to piece then hand quilted with butterflies and flowers.