Thursday, September 11, 2014

Random Thursday

I don't know where to start so I just do random today. Have you heard about Quilter's Mixology Sew Along? Well I'm going to be part of the blog hop so I'm working on my project. Yeah, the secret one I didn't want to reveal any details of :)

My girl turned 8 and I baked not only one cake but two since I screwed #1. Don't rush yourself that's the lesson I learned!

How big is actually the quilt I made for her? I don't really know since I forgot to measure it but here is us doing some fun posing on trampoline.

Do you want to be inspired by some Orange peels? Check out all the entries and vote for your favorite! It doesn't have to be mine ;)

Please learn some more about Janeen that I tagged during the Blog Around the World hop.

I'm kind of behind with my bloglovin feed but I will catch up eventually. I'm not being active lately since .... life happens. Do not worry though; it is only my frustration over job hunting. There are ups and down and I'm happy to have a family I can count on.

And we jump and jump until we drop dead.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Q3 - Ballerinas done


Finally! Here is finished Ballerinas quilt. It was #1 on my Q3 FAL list. I had to improvise for the photo shoot but isn't that tractor fun too? :-)

I would also like to tell you about Craft Book Month @ Craft Buds. It'll be my third time participating. The idea is to use those craft books you already have and show others what you have created.

My quilt is modified version of Neighborhood by Elizabeth Hartman. The book is called Modern Patchwork and I first came across this book during Craft book month two years ago.

I started this quilt last year as Bday gift for my girl. I made 7 houses out of Summersville charm pack and this year I added one more since my girl will be 8 years old. You can see that my quilt holder came back when the field was all ploughed under. You can also spot I have added chimneys and 3D pinwheels.

The quilt is mostly hand quilted as the batting is really thick and it was PITA to quilt it. Backing is polar fleece so it is just snuggly and warm.

Plus you can levitate in this quilt if you almost 8 years old :)

I usually name quilts after songs so I go with Don't you worry child for this one.

Linking up with TGIFF and Crazy mom quilts.

 Finish Along 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Linky here and linky there

Last week I mentioned new linky Monday Makers @ Hug a Bit Quilts. You can learn more about Nurdan in her post since it is her turn of the Around the World blog hop.

My project for this week is going to be house zippered pouch with crochet roof. I have the supplies ready so we'll see next Monday. Are you starting something new? Let's join in!

Guess what. There is another Monday Makers linky @ ayliN-Nilya. She is also having her Blog around the world post up. Check out Nilya's creations as she makes some beautiful stuff.

I have also tagged Janeen @ Quilt Art Designs. She'll be posting next week but you can check out and download free paper pieced pattern as part of her BOM called In the Garden.

BOM @ QADesigns

It is also time to do August round up. Check out what others have created @ Lily's quilts. You can also join in if you feel like it :)

Fresh Sewing Day

I made some zippered pouches. Click on the pictures to see the details.

Houses for boys and girls
Selvedges & squares

I made some cushions.

Orange peel 
Preschool cuteness
And I finally finished Ballerina quilt which was in progress for a very long time. This one yet to be fully revealed. 

Plus if you are into Pinterest you might want to join in Pin It Monday @ 13 spools

13 Spools

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August goal achieved

Here we go again. This time I'm catching up with deadline for August ALYoF. My goal was to finish this Ballerinas quilt and I made it!

You could see me hand quilting it. Machine quilting is fairly simple since the thick batting is PITA. Just a few straight lines across the quilt to keep the layers together.

Once again I used polar fleece for the back. As you can see I sewed the binding on prior trimming. It prevents the polar fleece edges from stretching and you end up with no puckers. Yay!

I wanted some pink binding but I didn't have enough so there were few other alternatives in game but my girl picked this green with pink dots. Honestly I just wanted to finish it so if it works for her, works for me too.

The binding is machine stitched. Do you also count the corners while sewing?

It is like one, we just began.
Two, you half way through.
Three, keep going and breath! At that point I'm getting really excited about being almost done.
Four, here we go! Almost there, few more stitches and DONE! Yippee!

That is obviously good news. The bad weather helped since it kept us inside but on the other hand I'm not able to take proper outdoor pics. So that's it for today. I'll talk more about the quilt within few days so stay tuned if you interested. It'll be my project for Craft Book Month.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Preschool cushion

Some time ago I got these cute fabrics from my friend. Decent scraps, mostly strips. When I saw them I knew they will become cushions one day.

As the preschool is starting Monday and the kids should bring their own little cushion it was just about time to make one. Well, I made one with butterflies and because it was pretty quick I made replacement cover as well.

This way my girl will always have cushion from her mommy, right.

The back is just pieced strips with hidden zipper. Remember how I told you I don't match hidden zippers? I only do that when the right one is not on hand, lol. 

Linking up with TGIFF and Crazy mom quilts.