So one of my very good friends asked me to make a signature quilt for her to give her niece. She wanted something like what I made the kids when they were born, a quilt that was a remembrance of those at the wedding. So after designing a few ideas, we came up with a plan and I started looking for the fabrics. Found everything I needed at fabric.com and was ready to start sewing. Didn’t take long to sew all the blocks together, the longest task was getting it pinned so I could quilt it! I was very happy with how it turned out and from what I was told the bride loved it!
UGH! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted! SO much has been going on around here and I really haven’t had time to work on projects. Cassie turned one in March and yes, mommy made her onesie! I found the design on etsy and stitched it out twice – because the first one I cut the applique wrong and the satin stitch didn’t cover the edges. It was a wonderful party and she looked beautiful!
I started working on the end of school year gifts for Alex’s teachers, both teachers are getting alphabet/number magnets out of felt that are done in the hoop on my embroidery machine. These are pretty quick to do, just need time to work on them! I’ll take pictures when they are done.
In the last 2 months I also created a shop on etsy. I used to have my own website with a shopping cart and never got any hits/business. So I did some thinking and decided that since anything I make on the embroidery machine is custom, and there’s no shortage of items that are decorative that I can do in bulk that I’d create a shop and start filling in items. The listing fee is pretty cheap and are good for like 4 months. Please visit my shop! 🙂 I need to come up with a logo, but I’ve needed that for a long time!
Earlier in the month at guild we had a speaker from a semi-local quilt shop and I bought a pattern for a Mondo Bag by QuiltSmart. I had previously made some Lone Star quilts using their interfacing panels and I really wanted something different for a diaper bag. I wish I had realized how BIG this bag would turn out! It wasn’t too hard once I figured out the instructions, and I do like how it looks. I’m planning on using it as a diaper bag until I can see what size the Midi bags turn out to be. I’m going to get some of those panels once hubby gets paid.
I’m still slowing working on my knitting and my hexies, I’ll have to do some update posts of those soon!
OMG it’s here!!!! Lucky for me we were still home when UPS delivered and the delivery woman put it inside the door for me. Lifting that bottom box would be a major issue for me! Can’t wait for the hubby to get home and get it setup for me! I only have 1 studio die so far, but I bought the die adapter to let me use almost all of my Go dies on the Studio. This means I can put my Go away in the closet. I think I have a table in the basement that we can cut the legs down so that I can store it under my sewing table. Just have to have the hubby do that work! I think for now we’ll put it on my cutting table. I don’t know where else I can put it even temporarily. I just can’t wait to get it setup and ready to use!
I finished my scrappy table topper last night. I really like how it turned out, I can’t wait to make a larger quilt like this! I’m not sure where I’m going to use it yet, but it was pretty quick and easy! I think it will be really easy to work on the 25 patch as a leader/ender project, and boy do I have a lot of 2.5″ squares!
I’m still working on the guild block exchange quilt, like I said yesterday I got all my blocks finished I just need to cut out the sashing strips. Not yet sure if I want to use black or the gold (like in the EQ picture yesterday). I am still leaning toward the gold, I really think I’ve been using too much black lately!
Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on my Studio!