Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Clara Quilt

Here is the latest project I started this week. My cousin's little girl Clara has a birthday on July 3, so I decided to make her a quilt. It is of course the same pattern as the "Emma" quilt but this time I made it not so controlled scrappy. I bought a jelly roll at WalMart, of all places and starting sewing yesterday. It has bright colors of yellow, pink and blues.
As you can see I have hung a new design wall in my work space AKA the bedroom. Some day I will clean out the Craft room so it can be used as the craft room!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stars & Stripes

Wow! I have blogged 2 days in a row now.... Having the new laptop sure makes a difference. Well here is my Stars & Stripes quilt. I have it basted and ready to quilt but not sure as to how I am going to quilt it. I normally just do stippling (that is what I taught myself) but I think this one needs something extra. Maybe stars on the border? What do you think?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Computer & "Emma" quilt

I finally purchased my new laptop. It has been over a week and I am still trying to get it where I want it software wise. Today the mission was getting the camera/download pictures to work. It took me almost an hour just to find the cd that came with the camera. So here are the pictures of the finished "Emma" quilt. I took it to her last weekend and she loved it. I made a matching pillowcase out of the left over material. Had I known how easy they were, I would have been making them a long time ago. French seams are my new favorite.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wow where has the time gone?

Did you think I was gone for good? I thought I was! I started school again. The mission this time is my Masters. I attend class every Wednesday night from 6pm to 10pm in Sacramento. That gives me one very long day each week. I leave for work at 7am and do not return to the house until 11pm. I have been finding time to quilt in between the reading and paper writing though.

I finished piecing the "Emma" bento box quilt a couple of weeks ago but have not been able to post the pictures on a timely basis. Since this picture was taken I have quilted and finished the binding. I also made a pillowcase with the leftover backing and binding fabric. Maybe I will get those pictures posted next month.
I have started a new project, my first mystery quilt by Cathy O. from an online group I belong to. Here are my colors and fabrics. I just love green and blue and paisley!