Thursday, October 8, 2009

Time to make a quilt...

Okay, so I'm starting to really enjoy sewing. I mean, I love it. I love to pick out colors, pick out patterns and be able to say, YES, I made that. I MADE THAT. I've been making my pillows for about a year now, started making dresses for Kate this spring and now I'm entering the world of quilting. I'm so excited about my first project, which was inspired by this blog.


Hayley met me at JoAnns to get the quilting supplies that I needed...I can't believe I was sewing for a YEAR without a rotary cutter! My god! This is amazing! AND it's PINK! Hayley showed me a couple different ones, but I chose this one because of the safety features. The blade pops out and pops back in with the press of a button. With small ones around, I knew this was the best choice.



I had read about a technique for sewing together the pieces where you just keep sewing and leave a small amount of thread in between each set, and it worked great! You can see my pieces behind the machine here...

Here are my pieces (22 rectangles) all sewn together. This was before I went upstairs to iron them. I think the colors look great! Last night I sewed together two more lenghts of 22 rectangles and I have two more to go. Then I just have to piece together with white in between. Also, I have no idea what it means to baste, quilt and bind, but that's what google is for!


4 comments:

T.L. said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! I've always been fascinated by quilting, but have never taken the steps to actually try it myself. Those colors and patterns look beautiful.

Shar5309 said...

With all of your fabulous sewing abilities - maybe you can whip up a Buzz Lightyear costume for Nik?!!

Nik said...

Sharon needs to keep her mouth shut if she knew what was good for her! :p

That's almost as bad as the following conversation:

Dougie: Daddy, I will be Woody aaaannnnd you can be Buzz!!

Me: Oh I don't think they make costumes big enough for me bud...

Pam: Sure they do daddy!

Me: Umm, I don't think they do!

Pam: Yeah, they do. See I just googled it!

Dougie: See daddy? You can be Buzz!!!!

*gives the evil eye to Pam*

Hayley! said...

I love it! Looks great! :) LOVE the colors! I'm so glad that you are loving it! It really is addictive! You will start waking up in the middle of the night going "Oh - that color would be great with my quilt!" :) Have fun!