Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Sewing Machine Cover for Frannie

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may be familiar with Carlton, my kitty cat.  He used to be cute like this

but now he's big, like this

Well, he doesn't look that much bigger, but trust me, he is!

He really likes to chew on things - balls of aluminum foil, my sewing machine, me...  I was tired of seeing bite marks on Frannie, my Bernina sewing machine, so I whipped up a cover for her to keep Carlton at bay.  I used the Moda Bake Shop sewing machine cover tutorial.  I used some fabric I had from Walmart (eeps, don't tell any of the serious quilters!) because I really didn't care what it looked like and used leftover fabric from making my ottoman cover as the backing.  It's sort of reversible and I'm quite pleased!  I stitched in the ditch because I was lazy and wanted to finish it asap.  It's very cottage-y, especially sitting on the sea foam green desk :D

Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Update

I've been having a few questions about my ruffle quilt.  It's for sale here in my Etsy shop!  Check it out if you're so inclined :D  

Also, please keep me in your thoughts this week.  I'm having elective vision corrective surgery (no, not LASIK!) Tuesday and Thursday.  

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Some fabric I LOVE for Valentine's Day

Awhile back at a local quilt show, I bought a fat quarter bundle of Michael Miller's Antiquity line.  When I saw it, you would have thought I was a 6 year old getting a new Barbie!  I had. to. have. it!  

It sat around for some time before I came up with the perfect project.  This fabric is uber expensive, so I knew I wouldn't be able to make anything big since I'm on a b*dg*t.  Well, I was printing out all my favorite quilt tutorials from Moda Bake Shop because I worry about not finding something when I'm halfway through with a project (like the Mod Sampler quilt) and found the Vintage Ribbons Table Runner pattern.  I thought that'd be the perfect project!  

It went together pretty quickly.  This fabric is super stiff so it was hard to iron all the points crisp.  I'm so excited about the way it turned out though!  This would be a great project for beginning quilters.  Speaking of, actually the women I work with want me to teach them how to quilt and this is what we'll be making.  I'm planning on stitching in the ditch to finish this one off.  I don't want anything that'll distract from the lovely, glittery fabrics!

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Give Away at Samelia's Mum!

Hey everyone,  Samelia's Mum is having a give away for a charm pack of Moda Fresh Cottons.  Go check it out!  Ends Tuesday.  Hope you're having a good weekend!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another craft day in Snowklahoma...

I'm lucky enough to have another day off due to snow.  I just finished a little something for my mom's birthday - a checkbook cover made out of a vintage sheet.  Not just any sheet, but the exact print she had when she was a kid!  

I participated in a couple vintage sheet swaps last year and have a drawer-full of fat quarters that are waiting for me to get around to them.  Here's Carlton right after I got him and a shipment of sheets.  I didn't pose him there, he just hopped in!

Feeling productive this morning, I've already washed and (mostly) dried the quilt I finished putting the binding on last night.  Here's a sneak peek, and I'll post more about it later :D

Stay warm & safe!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day!

We had an honest to goodness blizzard out here starting Monday night and I am fortunate enough to have had a snow day yesterday and today!  That means I've been doing a lot of sewing peeps :D  I've done other stuff too, but nothing I'm as excited about as these few projects I've been working on or completing.  

First up, yesterday I finished this sweet quilt top that's for my church group.  We make quilts to take to the kids at the local children's hospital.  It still needs borders, but that fabric wasn't included in my take-home kit.

Next, I was tired of this project sitting next to my sewing machine and so I up and finished it.  Woohoo!  Another project on the checklist bites the dust :D  This is a plastic bag holder that may look familiar because I keep making them over and over!  It's from Pink Penguin's tutorial in Stitch magazine.  I used leftover scraps from my Moda Bliss jelly roll.  

Lastly, I've been working on the pinwheel baby quilt from Moda Bake Shop.  I'm using a Moda A Breath of Avignon charm pack I bought after Christmas when Burgundy Buttons had a sweet deal on them.  I still have to add borders and the prairie points, which I've already made.  

Well this has been a long post!  Hope you made it to the end.  Stay warm if you're stuck in a foot of snow like I am!


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