Friday, October 16, 2009

Five Things

1.) Happy Friday!!
2.) I'm working on... Staying focused. (and obviously failing)
3.) I wish I was... finishing this:
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4.) I'm listening to... Eva Cassidy and She & Him
5.) I'm dreaming about... a lake house of my own

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The next big thing

I'm not finished with the Happy Crawler Quilt, but I'm already looking forward to what's next.


I discovered this fabric, Figgy Pudding by Moda, sometime over the summer, and just KNEW I had to use it for something. It's non-cheesy Christmas fabric! But the question was What to do with it? I think I know, now.


Obviously it'll be winter and/or Christmas related. I don't think I'll reveal it until it's ready to be used.

When I got these pieces in the mail last week, I fell completely in love. I'm super excited!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Still working...

...but getting closer!

I feel like I got a lot done this weekend. Finished piecing the top.



Rob said the stripe around the outside (the border) pulls it all together. And I totally agree. It's like a frame on a photo. The cherry on top. Although Rob doesn't like cherries. Which is good for me when we split a dessert, 'cause I love me some cherries!

I digress.

I also designed, cut, and began piecing the bottom. No pics of that, though, since I stopped working after it was too dark for any semblance of quality photography.

Last night I finished piecing the bottom, and starting sandwiching. (The "sandwich" consists of the top, the batting, and the bottom. Get it?) This part stinks. Not literally.

I did get a tip from Cindy, who is a long-time quilter, to tape each layer to the floor individually before basting (or safety-pinning) the three layers together. The bottom layer is under there, I promise. I think I need to cut the batting a little closer, so I can get a better sense of whether the top & bottom are lining up properly—though I still want it bigger than the other two pieces.

All in all, it's coming along quite well. We'll just have to see if I end up throwing anything during the quilting process...

I ordered fabric yesterday for my next big project, and then I got a great idea for the one after that! Wish I could do this full time, but such is life...

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Progress Report

The top is pieced!

Well, not completely. I still need to do the sashing, which will be the stripe fabric.

Then it's on to the back. And then the basting. And then the quilting. And then the binding. Will I make the deadline?

We'll see...!

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