Saturday, August 21, 2010

Alphabet Quilt

I am so happy to say that the infamous Alphabet Quilt is complete! This quilt is a little near to my heart because it started out as one of my first quilts. I got about halfway through, with all of my individual strips done. But as I started to sew the strips together, for the life of me, I could not get the last block on each row to line up. So with my "nesting" on hyper-drive to finish all my old WIPs, I pulled it out from the back of the closet and was determined to get it done finally. I guess my experience over the last few years and new techniques did the trick. Turns out, it all went together so easily. Another project I wish I would have finished long ago. But I'm so happy to have it completed now!
Alphabet Quilt
Alphabet Quilt
Alphabet Quilt
Alphabet Quilt
Alphabet Quilt

It measures approx 35" x 45"

Can be found here in the shop.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Not a ton of sewing has been going on around here...well at least not as much as I'd like. Chasing around a 2 year old while almost 8 months pregnant is pretty exhausting, so I havent been sewing much during nap time or in the evenings. It's also surprisingly difficult to sew with a bowling ball in your lap. But let me tell you, basting is the hardest! I've mostly worked on larger projects also, so there hasnt been a ton of fun stuff to show you. But here's something I've been playing with the last few days, and it's actually almost done.
WIP stack
Cant wait to show you the finished product soon!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Remember how I've talked about a big secret project? Well, it's finally finished and been gifted, so I can spill the beans. It only took me two extra years to finish! But to my credit, I didnt work on it during the entire two years, especially while baby #1 was still pretty small.

But with baby #2 on the way, I knew I had to get it done or it may never get done! So I rushed to finish it for my mom's birthday this weekend, and I'm so glad I did. Even though all the intense sewing/hand appliqueing almost put me in the hospital!

My mom picked out the fabrics and pattern years ago, and it was my goal to make it for her milestone birthday...but unfortunately, it was mammoth of a project, being queen sized and all.

So to recap, during all the quietness here on the blog, I pumped out tons and tons of these guys:

and hand appliqued THREE of these:
(see the little flower applique block in the pic? That's the one.) It's hard to see the detail in the picture, but that baby has 14 individual flower petals, plus the stem and leaves. I've never done hand applique before, but am a pro now!

pictures of the actual quilt top coming soon.

Fabric: April Cornnel's Poetry Collection
Pattern: Cottage Tapestry by Fig Tree Quilts)