Sunday, January 31, 2010

Here are my rectangles!!

Okay so this quilt is a little bit of a learning experience for me. I thought I was so smart that why would I need to buy a pattern. I mean I can figure out the math and do it myself......Well, I think it would have been the best 8 bucks I ever spent if I would have just bought the pattern.

It's not that I don't like the way it turned out it is just not how I pictured it. Each rectangle is about 4 x 5 inches. So now I need to decide whether I should leave the rectangles right next to each other and just put on a border.

Or should I put borders around each rectangle and as a border. Like this.

I know they are terrible pictures but you get the idea.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's coming along...

Well, I think I am going to love this quilt so I had to show you a picture so far. Or maybe I am stalling because the pieces are so small and I haven't done small pieces before. I just don't want to mess it up.


It's a snow day here!! I mean it is coming down and is supposed to all day. But the best part is my kids are at my moms. Yeah! And after all this snow they might not be able to come back tonight either. Don't get me wrong I love my kids but being stuck in the house with them, putting snow gear on and off, not having time to sew....ugghh. But I cut all my fabric last night for a new to me baby quilt and I am going to lay it all out and start sewing. And with no interuptions how great!!
Here's a sneak peak.......

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Finished Nursery Rhyme Quilt!!

This was a custom order for someone from my etsy site. She wanted a nursery rhyme rag quilt and when I saw this fabric I knew it was perfect. But it was cotton and I always make my rag quilts out of flannel, so I was a little nervous.
But it turned out perfect. I have to say I really love it and I think the cotton worked just as well as the flannel it just didn't shed everywhere, which was great! I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nursery Rhyme Back

I am getting real close to being done. Here is a look at the back. I will post the finish quilt tomorrow once it is washed and dried.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sneak Peak

Here is a little sneak peak of the fabrics I am using in my current project. I think they are so cute!! It will be my first rag quilt made with cotton fabrics so I am excited and nervous about it. Eeekk

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Satin Binding on a Large Lovey

Isn't this the cutest lovey!! It was a custom order I had and I think it turned out really, really cute.

But I spent a lot of time fiddling with the binding. I like it to be perfect. Is it just me or is it just that tedious putting on a satin binding? Are there some tricks I am missing that make it easier?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Taking Pictures!

Okay, one of my big goals for this year is to learn and perfect how to take awesome pictures of my stuff. I have really struggled with this. I finally learned that I could take great pictures outside. So I was able to take some decent pictures of my quilts and now it is winter. So I feel like I am back at square one and need to figure out how to take decent pictures inside.

I have tried to still take them outside, but it is winter and the sun is never just right. Plus it is cold outside and I HATE being cold. So I acted really pitiful today when my husband was home and he decided to help me. Yeah!! So, here is my lovely setup. I know it is nothing spectacular but it seems to be working pretty well. I have a small stack of baby quilts and lovies to take pictures of and to post to etsy, maybe 4-5 of each. I still don't think the pictures do my quilts total justice because you really need to feel how soft and cuddly they are to really appreciate them, but the pictures are 100 times better than before. (Thanks hubby!)