Beginner's Quilt-Along

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Craftsy BOM Backing

It's finally done!!


 This backing is made up of all of the scraps leftover from my Craftsy BOM quilt top. I bought something like 45 or so fat quarters for the project - so I promised myself no buying fabric unless absolutely necessary! With the fabric that I had left I cut the pieces into 5 inch strips, 2.5 inch strips and 10 inch blocks. I also had a few fat quarters that were still whole and some of the backing fabric left in larger pieces. 

I am loving this backing and think the back is just as awesome as the front of the quilt :) I can't wait to get this to the quilter and have it put together. I am thinking that I will have her use a large stipple pattern on the entire quilt. Since the front is a sampler I really want the blocks to speak for themselves and I think a more mellow, all-over design will help pull everything together. 

Happy quilting!

Angela S.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Seasonally Inappropriate

Hello all!

This isn't really the time to be working on a winter table runner but here it is anyway!

I would venture to guess that at least once during the process of working on this - there was snow on the ground. This has been a work in progress for some time and I finally decided it was time to be done. 

This runner is from the book 'fast & furious quilting-as-you-go' by Gudrun Erla. This is the third project that I have tackled in this book but I think it went really well. This particular pattern is called 'Curvaceous'. I haven't worked with fusible web much before so this was a real learning experience. I'm not saying that everything lines up quite right but I think its more than acceptable :) The optical illusion of it all really helps me out in this instance.

The fabric that I used is part of the baker's dozen of fat quarters that I received from last years Quilt MN Shop Hop. I thought that with the next shop hop coming up soon...I had better put the 2012 fabric to use! I still have 7 fat quarters to use up but I'm sure they will find a home somewhere. 

Happy quilting!

Angela S. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Another slow week

Hello all!

I donated 4 quilt tops to Project Linus last night at Sewtopia but they were all things I have posted on here before. I am working on some July birthday gifts so those will need to stay secret for a little bit yet. I also finished up a baby gift but since baby isn't here yet I don't want to post any sneak peaks.  I have the next few days off and we are expecting rain so hopefully I can get my Craftsy BOM quilt back done. Nothing else new here :)

Donation Quilt Tops

More Donation Quilt Tops
 Happy sewing!

Angela S.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

No News

No sewing news to report this week. I have been working on the backing for my Craftsy BOM quilt but nothing is complete as of yet. 

I have also been going through my patterns and fabric in order to sort out things that I want to give the quilt guild for the 'community store' at the quilt show this year. I have found a few patterns that I know I won't use and I have some fabric that was gifted to me that might make it there too. It is really hard to work with fabric that you a) don't think is good quality and b) don't like the look of! Some things have just ended up in my closet and I don't think I will ever use them. Best to clear out room for things that I do like ;)

It looks like it may be a rainy weekend again so I may get to stay inside and sew. I hope you get some sewing time too!

Angela S.