Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quilting Updates



I finally finished the binding on my crib sampler quilt last night. Binding is definitely my least favourite part, but I'm getting faster. Practice, practice, practice!



I finished the top of my cord quilt a few days ago and went to Quilter's Choice yesterday for backing (a beautiful purple batik!), batting and some other supplies. (Mom I definitely understand how you can drop serious cash there!)

I started quilting this one this morning and as you can see I have a little helper. Levi likes to run the quality control on all of my projects! He definitely keeps me in line!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Create Your Own Fabric







I got this 3 pack of 'Colorfast Sew-In ink Jet Fabric Sheets' a few weeks ago at the quilting shop and haven't gotten around to trying them out. Today I did. Above are the designs that I printed. They are drying and waiting for a hit with the iron and then a rinse out. I'm not sure what I'm going to make with them, but it is great to have custom, one-of-a-kind fabrics! They are about 8x10 so not for big work, but I am looking forward to exploring this a little more!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Living Room Update 1





A couple of shoots to show the progress and colour of the living room. The book case was from Ikea and the furniture isn't where it will stay, but it is definitely getting there! More to come soon I hope!

Quilt 2.0.1





So I got most of the top together over the weekend, but decided that I didn't like and didn't quite have enough of the the light brown, so I am reconsidering the options for the boarder. I may use a bunch of the scraps and see what I can do! I am really looking forward to playing with the quilting this time. I plan to use monofilament for the straight lines and then go wild with some multi-colour thread in the blocks.

Let me know what you think.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Quilt 2.0



This was in the early stages of my second quilt. I decided that a corduroy quilt would be super fun and I still like the idea, but with 2 cats, it is getting pretty hairy and it isn't even done yet! I have sewn a lot of this together. The next step will be the posts and sashing. I am hoping to have the top done by the end of the weekend!

I am still finishing the binding on my sampler quilt. Hand sewing is not my passion.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Living Room

I am quite literally watching paint dry today. But, I am about 80% done the living room, a project that has been postponed repeatedly since the Summer. I gave myself a deadline of tomorrow for the job because I start a new part-time web design gig tomorrow. The room has been a little barren for the past few weeks in preparation, so it will be great to get art back on the walls and some new curtains hung!

Pics to come asap.