Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Who's ready?

for Christmas? I know I am! I got my new sewing machine and all I can say is I'M IN LOVE. Ill have to get a picture up soon, and I know I keep saying that about everything, but when it comes to taking pictures of my work, I feel like the picture doesn't show the quilt as pretty as it really is! There will be one day where i will really buckle down and get some pictures taken. I promise :). On another note, I made my first rag quilt and it was SO much fun. I made it in like 12 hours. People thought i was missing because i was sewing all day long. The quilt turned out amazing, and I had tons of fun doing it, so i have to do another one. Epically since I made that one for my mom:) Now i need one for myself. So, tomorrow when i get paid i am making a trip to the fabric store and buying some really soft fluffy backing fabric and i am turning my 12 days of Christmas quilt, into a rag quilt. I have also started cutting out my Dr. Seuss fabric and i am getting very excited about it:) I cant make up my mind on how i want to quilt it though! decisions, decisions.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Will be the best day ever. I am FINALLY getting my Bernina:) Do you even know how excited I am? just to know its coming soon, but not right this second is killing me! Once I get this thing, I will be a quilting fool. I have not made much headway on my Christmas quilt, but i have decided on the layout for my splurge quilt of the celebrate Dr.Seuss fabric:) That is always good news.I am going to back the Christmas quilt with some really fuzzy fabric, I haven't decided exactly what kind though. I just thought, it is made for Christmas and winter is very cold here in Nebraska so why not make it super soft and warm! Now, i just have to clean up my sewing space and make room for this baby:)! I'll get a picture up as soon as its home. Also, i will take better pictures of my quilts soon.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Dr. Seuss!
I apologize for not being on lately! Today, I got a GO! Baby:) Her name is Amelia, and she is awesome. She makes me want to start so many more projects and use applique more, but I already have so many ideas! I have three major ones for now, My picnic blanket, My 12 Days of Christmas quilt (I will hopefully have the top of this one done realllly soon! and my Dr. Seuss quilt! One problem is i cannot decide what i want to do with my layout on that one, i have two dominating ideas for it, but i can not decide! ALSO, my camping quilt is almost complete, i just have to attach the binding!Which by the way, is one of my favorite parts of quilting!
Today I went to the library and found some amazing books! They also make me extremely excited for future projects. My personal favorite is Dare to Be Square. There are awesome ideas and two quilts that I HAVE to make. This book inspires me to make my own super creative quilts.
I am now starting to draw up a Little Big Planet quilt which will have tons of applique. This is one of my favorite pictures from the game!Anyways, I think that's all for now, I am off to plan this little big planet quilt and decide what screenshots to put in it!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I'm baaaack

This weekend i went camping. I am so close to being done with my campfire quilt its not even funny! I got it all quilted this weekend and i just have the binding left! This weekend i also bought my first jellyroll. I cant even tell you how happy it makes me and how excited i am to make this quilt! Its a Christmas quilt, (Kate Spain's twelve days of Christmas)! but i figure its never to early to start! Plus, i love love L O V E Christmas. I also got some real cute Dr. Seuss fat quarters and have planned that quilt! I will have pictures of my campfire quilt up as soon as the binding is on!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

She's out back counting stars,

When i went to the fabric store today, I was going to get the batting for my quilt and check out. I did not even want to look at the fabric, but somehow i did. Maybe it was the huge signs that said SALE. They were calling my name, and i couldn't resist. I did not expect to get tons of fabric, but they were having deals too good to pass up! Which led to this->

I have an unhealthy addiction. BUT in my defense, every fabric i got, was under three dollars a yard! Score one for me!:) I got the binding for my campfire quilt today along with the fabric for my next project. Up next i will be embarking on a picnic blanket that has rounded edges. Its pretty scary. me + rounded sewing = disaster. But, we'll see how it goes!

P.S. Here's my binding:)! I'm so excited to get it on there! Oh, I've also decided I am machine quilting this!! Which makes me double excited!