My dining room has been taken over by all things sewing...my neighbors probably look at me through the window and think, why is she ironing in her dining room?? The dining room table is just the greatest large cutting/sewing table, so that it has taken precedence over eating (luckily its just me and my husband, so we don't do that much eating at the dining room table, its more like we eat dinner on the couch watching dvr'd TV shows).
I think I'm just going to start posting pics of the few quilts I have made throughout the past few months and just kinda go from there...so here's what I've been up to for the past few months...
My second project was again a baby quilt. (We have quite a few friends/family members who are pregnant, and I seem to have gotten the quilting bug just in time to make baby quilts for them!!) This is for a baby girl, they haven't decided on a name yet, so as soon as the baby is born (any day now) I plan on embroidering the baby's name on the quilt
I had an unfortunate accident with my first quilt I made, It somehow got a hole in the bottom right hand corner of the quilt top! I think I somehow singed a small piece of fabric that was slightly metallic-y, and when I washed it, that portion literally just shredded :( After a minor breakdown and a small temper tantrum, I've come to terms with it, and it is now housed in my living room with an applique over the hole, and all is well. I now needed to make another baby quilt...and this is what I decided on:
And here's a pic of the back:Mom and Dad are super huge sports/football fans, and my cousin went to Penn State (Lets go PSU!!) So I had some Penn State fabric from a separate project and thought I should throw it in there! I hope little Allison loves her quilt as much as I do, it was shipped off to Indianapolis yesterday, so they should be receiving it soon!
Next up was a baby quilt for a co-workers friend. She had seen some of my projects I had taken into work to show off, and she asked if I would make a quilt for her friends new baby...I again used the Oh Fransson! Modern baby quilt pattern, and came up with this:
I was a little bummed that I apparently mis-centered Emma's name on the block I wanted it centered, but after my husband convinced me I was just being neurotic (Ha!) and that if I would quit pointing it out to everyone, noone would notice, I got over it, and just enjoyed the pink/green/yellow/brown goodness of this quilt!
Well, I think this post is getting quite long, so I'll just post one more thing...This is my absolute favorite thing I have quilted as of yet. I had seen this on a flickr post, and thought, "If this quilter ever makes a pattern for this, I will but it and make it immediatly, because I must have this!!" Lucky for me Carol (mamactj) did make a pattern for her Christmas tree skirt, and just like I had said, I bought it and made it!!I just love that it is fresh and modern and so Christmas-y all at the same time! It was relatively simple to assemble, and so fun to pick out all the pretty christmas fabric in April! I had never done bias binding, but thanks to the wonderfulness of the internet and video tutorials, it was a piece of cake!
Here's just one more of the trees...I seriously can't wait for Christmas to use this!!...I already have ideas in my head for coordinating placemats and table runner for the dining room!
Anyways, I think this is enough for one day, I'm sure if anyone has decided to read, they are probably about done looking at my arts and crafts projects!