Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Quilts in Action!!!

Nothing says "Thank you!" like seeing a gifted quilt in action! :)

I love getting pictures of people using my quilts. It's the best feeling! Even when I am at home and my honey bunny is sleeping on the couch covered with one of my quilts, it says "Thank you!"

Sew, here is a picture I received from my office mate with his new baby boy on the quilt I made for him!

Isn't he just cute as a button?!!! You can see the full album of pictures for making this quilt here.

I also wanted to share with you this awesome stuff I got at my Quilting Club the last time we met. It's a fusible tape for joining 2 pieces of batting together. I always have medium to small pieces left over when I square off my quilts. Especially since I use the large 40 yard roll (90 inches wide). If I have a lap quilt I usually don't need all 90 inches so I save these pieces that are usually about 20 inches wide. Well I took 2 of those pieces and joined them. It worked like a charm!

I hope all is well in your life!

Until next time,


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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Quilting, Sewing, Gettin' My Hexy On...

Well, another month has passed. I decided another blog post is way overdue, so this is just basically a catch up post for what I have been doing since the last post.

 This one is still on the frame right now. This is the backing. I see this fabric all the time at Joann's and I finally decided I had to have it for this quilt. I am not showing the quilt top yet, as it was a pattern test for a bloggy friend, and I think she might do a blog hop, so I didn't want to spoil it.
 The pattern called for fat quarters and I had leftovers, so I made the binding scrappy.
The colors are very vibrant, and I did not wash them first so I hope the new dye catchers I bought do what they are supposed to do!

I finished a baby quilt for my office mate. He had his first. It's a boy! I didn't have this information when I made it :)

I quilted it with a loopy ruffly looking pattern.

 And, of course, I still been getting my Hexy on.... on the train commute in the mornings. There are about 50 flowers in that pile!

Last weekend I went to a thrift shop for which I had seen an ad in the paper saying fill a paper bag all you want for $5. When I showed up I found out I was a week early. I then proceded across the street to another thrift store and hit a gold mine for fabric! Boxes upon boxes of quilting fabric, most from the mid 1990s. There was Moda, Michael Miller, Timeless Treasures to name a few. Most were 2-3 yard cuts. They were all marked as $2 per yard!!! But.... that day was 50% off everything in the store! Thats' right! I paid $34 for what I bet is 40 to 50 yards of great fabric! Jealous???

Oh, and I went to the Kenny Chesney concert last Saturday. We were in the Sandbar! Jealous???

Hope all is well on the quilting front!

Until next time,


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