Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Keep on Truckin'

This was what was on my dining table a few days ago. Usually I would be gun-ho on getting the quilt finished. Not this time. I think I was dreading leaving all the squares on the floor if I didn't have enough time to organize it and sew the major pieces together.

So today was time. I was going to give the quilt a good chunk of the afternoon and sew as much as I possibility could.

After much musical chair with all the squares, this is what I think is the best layout. Sew, sew, sew some more.

It's 10:00 p.m. I think I put in enough time.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Therapy Continues

I love Sundays! It's so nice to sleep in and I mean sleep till past noon. Some ladies at work would tell me that sleeping in till 8 o'clock was nice but I am not sure how that is considered sleeping in. Anyways, the day then continued with some more sewing. I am so excited how well this quilt has progressed.

I am already more then half way done all the blocks. YAH!

My ironing board started to become an extension of my table. But I think this is all the sewing I will do for today. I have a bunch of small fabric scraps and I want to incorporate on the back. Going to do some research.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Need to De-Stress

Work has been crazy. CRAZY!!! I realized to rid yourself of stress, you need to actually do something about it. Coming home sometimes is not the answer to forget about it. So I dug up the fabrics and start the bento box quilt for the living room that I recently bought.

As you can see, we won't be inviting anyone over this week as there won't be any space on the dining table.

I only have 4 out of 30 blocks finished but I am on my way. Right now I need a break. Dinner is calling.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Almost There!

It's been awhile but I have been busy. The spring inspired floral fabric quilt is coming together. My quilting partner and I strategically cut out the beautiful peony flowers from the fabric to fill in the spaces of the lattice design. One of the sewing days was a good 4-5 hours of an assembly line sewing the strips and squares together. I did most of the ironing while she did most of the sewing.
When we were done sewing the "lattices", we were ready to sew the pink borders around. It was initially going to be the medium pink and dark raspberry borders but some how it didn't work out. Strange thing but the colours did not match. There was something missing. We both put the quilt aside for the day and decided to come back another day. But my oh so smart sewing partner, took the extra cream coloured fabric and made a small border before sewing the planned pink borders. It worked perfectly. The cream was the missing piece and it tied all the texture and colour elements together nicely.

The other special piece about this quilt was the fabric used for the back. Typically we would pick another fabric that would compliment the colours in the quilt but we wanted to use this up and coming fabric called minky. Minky is made from polyester but it is so soft and plush that it gives the quilt a very luxurious feel. It is used mostly in baby blankets but there are so many variety in colours that it can easily be integrated into quilts for all ages.

We both are so in love with the outcome that we hope to sew another quilt with similar designs.