Showing posts from October, 2012

UFO Sunday's with Leah Day: Little Hexie Quilt

This week I actually didn't not work on an existing UFO/project but started a new project with my 5 year old daughter. Even though this is new project, I consider this as UFO beacuase I have been thinking of introducing my daughter to sewing. Knowing her I felt that she would really enjoy working on Hexies with English paper piecing. She loves to use her kids scissors. This will be my first time trying English paper piecing too. We both are learning ;). We started a few weeks backs cutting the hexagon templates. She did really good at the beginning and then got bored of cutting the templates. I first thought this would be fun part which she would enjoy. Then later I cut the templates for her and let her cut the fabrics and gluing the fabrics to the Hexagon templates. She does love craft work and she did enjoy this part. But I had to let go my perfectionism with this project and reminder myself that she is only 5 years old. LOL Hexies and Leaves all done I'm just tryin

Blogger Quilt Festival Fall 2012: Shades of Blues Quilt(#462)

I am really excited to be participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012  and entering my "Shades of Blue quilt this year. I have been quilting for about an year now and started practicing Free Motion quilting starting of this year. I started working on this quilt for Leah Day's Modern Quilt QAL  in July, but I took a different route and designed my own pattern. I picked different shades of blue from Moda's Marble fabrics. My goal for this quilt was to try out different Free Motion Quilting designs. My FMQ inspiration were Leah Day from Day Style Designs , Angela Walters from Quilting is My Therapy and SewCalGal's 2012 FMQ Challenge  for this quilt. The design/pattern inspiration for this quilt were from Jenny Doan's following YouTube videos: Disappearing Nine Patch and Double Slice Quilt Block . I used these two alternative blocks in the quilt. I played with the placement of solid(background white moda bella broadcloth) fabric and the blue fabri

Totally Groovy Quilt Along - Quilt Top finished

I am so thrilled to say that I finished my groovy quilt top. Lately its been very hard to find time for quilt. The tricky part of the this quilt is those curves. Once I got the curves done during our BMQG meeting everything else did seem little easier. Time consuming though ;). I was originally thinking "Sleepless in Boston" as the title of my post ;). But didn't go through with it .....that it would be too creepy. Here are some pictures of my quilt top: Groovy Quilt Top Alternate View of Groovy quilt Now, I have to piecing my backing. I'm just keeping it simple and using a large print my Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller fabrics. I have to also start auditioning some FMQ design to quilt this. Its going to be a challenge since I will be doing it on my DSM and this is first big quilt ever.

Quilt Along with Leah Day - Week 33

Wow, its just awesome to be so close to finishing up this quilt. Only if I didn't ran out of my bobbin thread. Any way wanted to a post on the Pointy Pailey(Triangle Paisley I call :-)) to link up to Leah's Quilt along. Quilt Top - just some more border to be quilted Pointy Paisley in the blue squares Now, I'm thinking of using this as wall hanging in our living room. Wondering if I should have a hanging sleeve or not. Also any ideas about how I could hang this puppy ? I would love to hear what you would do.

Quilt Along with Leah Day - Week 32

This week's FMQ was Snake Paisley. But this reminds me of leaves though :-). The texture is beautiful and this did come more naturally. I guess, the waviness and then circle with Lava Paisley was tougher than this one. Here is my quick practice sandwich: Can you believe it, this is actually back of my quilt sandwich? I didn't want my thread hanging for the picture. Back of the practice quilt sandwich Now 'll try to get some sleep.