Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Look to your right...

I've added a link to a tutorial for the blocks used in the baby quilt. You can reach it via the side bar on the right hand side of this blog.

I know it's a really simple pattern, so a lot of readers probably won't need instructions, but I like to think that it would be useful for a beginner! It also has the measurements to cut up the 10" squares from layer cakes to construct the blocks.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A finish!

Yup, I pretty much only quilted and raked leaves today!

But, the layer cake baby quilt is done! And only using 14 layer cake squares and approximately 2 half yards of the sashing and border fabric!
I stuck with very simple, very FAST quilting! Squiggly lines all the way across, then turned the quilt and did it in the other direction... so in the end I have a wiggly grid all over the quilt. I like how the curves soften up the squares in this one... yay!

Currently Sewing on...

The binding on this quilt:

When done, this will be packaged up and off to it's intended recipient! (Cat will be staying here...)

And, sewing the sashing and setting squares to these blocks:

Baby quilt sized... not sure of the intended recipient, but it's fun! Not sure how many/if there will be more borders. Loving it though! Blocks are made from select pieces out of Lila Tueller's Woodland Blooms layer cake from Moda... the girly colored pieces are stuck back with some pink yardage from the line for a girl baby quilt or two!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yay for Quilting!

Ahh, I've had a very quilty morning!

I got a label prepared and pinned down for a gift- will get that sewn on this evening while I watch a movie or something.

Also went ahead and seamed a backing for a lap quilt, loaded it, pieced some batting together (I hate not using those big pieces!), got the top on there and quilted the whole thing... whew! All it needs now is binding!

I'm also working on plans for some baby quilts, the fabric for the tops is bought... just have to figure out how I want to cut into it all.

Ok... off to something semi-productive for a bit, like laundry- ick!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TaaDaa! I think...

If you look to the right, in the sidebar, underneath my profile bit, there is a link to a Google Doc with the pattern for the diaper bag!

Now, take it easy on me... keep in mind that I've never even attempted to write a pattern or tutorial. I've tried to make it easy to understand, but I can't make any promises!

If anything is unclear, or you see a mistake I've made (hey, it happens- just don't tell myhusband that!) you can let me know in a comment and I'll try to clarify/fix whatever needs done...


Ok... I'm trying

The diaper bag pattern is done!

Issue is.... I can't figure out how to get the .pdf file linked on the right side where it can be uploaded... I'm not exactly high tech at most of this stuff, so I'll be trying to figure it out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another busy week!

We've had Scouts and/or basketball every night this week... again! I'm going to try and get the next diaper bag and pattern/pictures done up this weekend!

For now, I just have to finish today and it's activities, then time off... ahhh!