Saturday, January 28, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
2nd GWHS Tquilt finished . . just stitched the last few stitches on the binding. . but wait! OOPS. . I see I missed a small grey rectangle. HAHA. . this is where I was going to put my feather. Welp.. back to the machine I go!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
So. . . what else has been going on. . .
I recently had a birthday, and my sister got me a new cutting mat! It's AWESOME. 24" x 36" Here's a photo of my OLD self-healing mat on top of my NEW one.
Also . . as a late birthday gift . . I got my HAIR done. . here's a before/after shot:
And here are just a few photos I wanted to share. .
Isn't this the cutest thing? I like to stay up late and sleep in. It's hard to get my body and mind to relax when I'm in the middle of a quilt project. But looking at my two boys so comfy wrapped in a quilt SURE helps!
This quilt is my Carolina Christmas (a Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville mystery pattern)
I was walking the other day and it had just stormed. The Sun was setting and the street lights cast this eery glow onto the building they're doing construction on down the road. I was out walking Louie and had my iphone and took some photos:
There's quilt inspiration everywhere... I only wish you could somehow take photos of your dreams.
I have the whole day tomorrow to do the quilting and should be done by tomorrow.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
My inspiration comes from the original tin Roof in my apartment. I live and work in a 3,000 square foot apartment which is the upstairs of a VERY old building in Milton, WV. The Tin roof has the most amazing pattern in it and I have always wanted to design a quilt after it.
Project Quilting Gave me that opportunity!. . or lit a fire under my butt. . however you want to look at it!
What did I learn from this ? I learned how to do MITERED CORNERS! As many quilts as I have made in my lifetime, I have never once attempted mitered corners. This quilt has SIXTEEN OF THEM!!! The inner miters are 1/2" fINISHED. . not a good beginning project to learn . . but I managed. ;c)
The Miters took me a bit longer than I anticipated so I didn't get as much quilting in as I had hoped. I'm going to add a bit more quilting today.
Here's some photos of my roof in my apt.