Thursday, 23 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
I have been seeing all of the lovely stuff going on at quilt market over on Instagram. Instead of wishing I was there, I decided to participate, for the first time, in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
So my first entry is the mini quilt I just completed for the Dreaming of Spring Mini Quilt Swap.
I had so much fun making this mini quilt.
The pattern is from the book Fat Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith. I love the mix of machine appliqué and piecing. I machine quilted it as well.
Quilt measures 16" x 20"
Techniques: machine piecing, machine appliqué, machine quilting all done by ME
Entering this in the mini quilt category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
Thank you so much for stopping by. For more inspiration, please head over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival, Amy puts on a great show!
Friday, 10 May 2013
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Wow, it's been a while... I have been quilting but with all the busy-ness of life lately, I haven't gotten around to blogging. I do want to tell you that I am on Instagram now and have been posting there as quiltingprincess. I also have a new Facebook page: The Quilting Princess. Please feel free to like my page, I have been posting pictures of what I am working on and love to chat with all of you.
So up until last night I was working on binding 4 quilts! Yes 4!! I am on a mission to finish stuff.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Well, I have been doing some making but no finished projects.
I have been doing a lot of quilting. I started quilting this baby quilt last week on my domestic machine.
I love straight lines on these little quilts! I have about a third of it done. Shouldn't take long to finish it.
Yesterday I went to my mom's and quilted my plus quilt on her Gammill.
This is just a sneak peek. I will get more pictures when it is done. It is really dark and dreary here today, hopefully by the time I finish the binding, it will be a nice sunny day.
My mom was lucky enough to go to MQX East / New England Quilt Festival last week. she brought me back some goodies, thought you might like to see them.
A beautiful bundle of yummy fat quarters!
And these "perfect scissors" by Karen Kay Buckley. We have been eyeing these for some time now and I am so glad to finally have a pair! They cut through fabric like butter! Seriously, the fabric doesn't slip so your cutting is a lot more accurate. It is thanks to the micro serrated blade. These are the small ones. I am going to order the medium and large sizes too, probably next month...need to save a little cuz they aren't cheap!
She also found the perfect backing for my Colour My World Challenge Quilt. So glad she will be able to get that one quilted soon too!
Off to appliqué that spring mini!
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Well, I got a little bit of sewing done this week. I have been wanting to make a zipper pouch for a while and I found this awesome tutorial by Noodlehead. It was so easy to follow and I managed to make it without making any mistakes (I was worried about putting in a zipper...)
I also made some progress on my medallion quilt from the Handstitched class. I finally finished my EPP squares.
For those of you who are wondering, Rosie is doing very well. She only gets up once during the night now and she doesn't bark when we put her in her gated enclosure anymore. She has taught herself to go up the stairs, which I am not so sure is a good thing but I am trying to stay positive!
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
I was so busy sewing and quilting for the past 2 to 3 weeks, but all of that has come to a halt. It may be another couple of weeks or so before I get back to my sewing room.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to our new family member, Rosie.
She has been with us since Sunday and she is adjusting very well. I am spending most of my time with her so as to train her and help her get used to her new family. We are all totally in love with her.
I am doing a little bit of sewing, mostly hand work. So I hope to be back soon with some quilting news. I am really looking forward to finishing that Itty bitty twister mini!!