i just wanted to post my last quilt of this year. wow!! that sounds so strange! i can't believe tomorrow is 2011. can't wait to see what the year brings! :) i enjoyed the back on this one. the front is all scraps and the back i mostly had. i am really trying to use what i have. although i have bought here and there. i bought the blue dots at joanns on sale this last week. thought they were cute. have a great weekend!!!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
i finally finished my very first quilt!!! i am sooooo very happy. i started it in 2007. it is my 94th quilt. i called it the pretty quilt and i guess i still think that it is. i love the squared in look on the back of the quilt. that's what took me so long in the beginning. when i started working on this quilt friday i guess i didn't know what the big deal was. i guess some experience under your belt with king and queen size quilts and this seemed like a baby quilt.:)
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I think that my blogging days are probably coming to an end. When I look at the last six months or so my entries are long or sometimes short and boring. I just thought I'd show the congrats quilts that I made for a few work ladies and then my finished sewing room and a quilt I'm working on now.
This quilt is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I saw the pattern in a magazine and just guessed on the sizes. I'm really loving the on angle thing. I'm going to scale it down for a quilt for the family. This quilt ended up being 87x87. Not typical for the size I give away but this lady took a big leap with her new position so she deserved it!:) I used her coat colors as my inspiration. It's hard to make quilts for people when you don't know what their house looks like so I go on other things. She has a pretty pink coat and then she had a yellow coat and a brown coat. And all those colors come through in this quilt.
Does this quilt look familiar? I made a double to my quilt bee quilt. Every time I looked at this quilt I thought of Natalie the lady I gave a double to. I LOVE my quilt and I think she liked hers too. These colors just reminded me of her.Next the new baskets that have organized me and I think are soooooo very cute!!! Have you heard of thirty-one bags. This is part of that. I have the color on each bin for the color of scraps and then the color is written in that color of thread. I just LOVE it. Can you see the word pink on the top bin???:)So not my area looks like this and I could sit in this room all day. (if i had the time) :(I got a bee in my bonnet last Thursday to make another 9 patch but mix it up just a bit. I only used pink, orange, green and blue colors and then the 9 patches are opposite every other one. I don't think you will be able to tell until I finish it. I did 20 9 patches on Friday, 30 on Saturday, and cut out 20 on Sunday and then sewed those 20 together yesterday. So let than a week and I have 70 9 patches. I had fun but I wouldn't recommend it. By yesterday my eyes were a bit buggy!:) Sometimes I just get something in my head though and I just HAVE to do it. I pray you all have a FABULOUS CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!