Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Finally back!

Well, I am finally home, after being gone for about 3 weeks. I honestly love sewing and creating. The whole time I was gone, I wished I had my machine with me. Like bringing along a book to read...except it's a lot heavier and much larger. So I was so excited today to finally get back to business. I could have worked on something for the shop, but I was really feeling something "quilty" so I gave this project some much need attention. Of course, with my little man running around, I was only able to get two block done during nap time, but it was sooo nice!
This was supposed to be for my mom's 50th birthday in Aug of 2008. She picked out the fabric and quilt pattern while we were on a trip the previous year. We stopped in at cute little quilt shop (Stone Temple Quilts) and all four of us ended up leaving with bags in hand. I purchased mostly patterns and regret not getting a few of the fabrics I drooled over.

I've been working on this quilt for about 2 years now, off and on. I had a little stall in the middle while having a baby and we've had a few other major life changing events also, so it's been a bit neglected. But I am excited to get going on it again. My goal is to complete a block or two a day, or maybe a week! I absolutely love the pattern. I will have to eventually make one for myself too. It is called Cottage Tapestry by Fig Tree Quilts. They've got so many great patterns.Notice the pattern has a flower applique block? And I can't tell you how much I love my 1/4" quilting foot. It makes the piecing go so much faster and more accurately.It has a guide on the right side of the foot that you simple but the fabric edge up to.

1 comment:

  1. That quilt will be amazing! I have never heard of a quilting foot, but I will definitely have to get one when I make a quilt. Thanks for the tip!