Thursday, September 29, 2011

ordered my Go Cutter!

Wow, 2 posts in one day, it must be a miracle!  Anyway, I just ordered my Accuquilt Baby Go cutter, and here's the special they are running: the cutter $139.00, the value die, the 2 1/2 inch strip cutter, and 2 sizes of mats, and all I paid was $139.00.  No shipping or handling charge, over $99 is free shipping.  I got $112 worth of stuff free!  That, folks, is a great deal, and I love great deals.  Hopefully, I can get my behind in gear, and cut up some of this fabric and get it made into quilts! 
Happy quilting,

finally something new to post about

I have been so very neglectful to my blog.  School is getting better, five weeks to go in this first semester, one more semester to go! Some days, I haven't even gotten 5 minutes of sewing time in!  But, I am spending tomorrow doing some reorganizing and cleaning of the sewing room (aka the living room), and hopefully make it more friendly for me to actually sew in.  Oh, and I am getting myself an Accuquilt Baby Go cutter to help things along by maybe getting some of these scraps under control.  They have a great special going on right now, where you get some mats and the value die free if you buy the cutter too. Special goes on until October 2nd.  I can't wait to get it!  I will be posting about that, for sure.
So, this is what I finished about a week ago. 

I love this quilt, it was so much fun.  I think I did a tutorial on it somewhere a few posts back.  My memory gets a wee bit fuzzy sometimes :).  This quilt used a good amount of scraps, so it was great to make. 
This is a picture of the quilting.  You can tell I haven't had time to trim it.  It'll join the stack that are waiting trimming and binding.  I really am a procrastinator in that aspect.  I have one quilt I zig-zagged the edges, and have been using it that way for a couple of years! :)

Picture of the back.  Use up those scraps baby!  Very few of my quilts have just one fabric for the backing.  I like to use up as much as I can so I can buy more!  ( is it sad that I can't wait to finish school so I can have a full-time job to pay for more fabric? ) LOL. 

Hopefully, it won't be so long before my next post.  I am thinking about maybe doing a weekly post doing a quilt along type thing, with simple blocks and instructions once a week.  Whatdayathink?

Happy quilting,

Monday, September 5, 2011

new update

I have been so busy lately with school, work and kids, but I have been doing a little bit of quilting.  Not a lot, but some. First though, this is what I have been studying:
I am studying for Medical Assistant.  I am going to be getting my basic x-ray license, phlebotomy, medical coding and billing, and certified medical assistant.  With all the training I have had, and am getting, hopefully a career will begin. It's just a lot of studying, and trying to keep up.  I have been stressing so much though about it all, that it's beginning to show.  I really need to get some more quilting in, because that's what calms me the most!  LOL. 
I have been doing some hand stitching, something I haven't done in quite some time, due to a mild case of carpal tunnel, but a few minutes here and there have been just fine.  Here is the first block:
The stack next to it is the others waiting their turn.  I think it'll be a while, it's a slow project. I think I'll put them into small quilt when they get done, maybe in 30's prints. 
Then, here is the next quilt on the frame. 
the backing.  I used 10 inch squares, ala Bonnie Hunter.  I love using up fabric!

poly batting

Here is the top.  It's a variation of the Drunkard's Path, and I love the colors.  Lots of scraps.  Again, I love using scraps!
And, last, but not least, the Quilt.  I put the binding on it using the same red as the flowers, I then  washed it in hot water twice to wrinkle the batting and to wash out the blue marker and dissolve the water soluble thread.  I will say it again, I love this quilt!
the full view.

close up of the feathered wreath.

the back. 

Mr Hiro, who has to get into the action.  5 months old now, and into the toddler stage.  Help! At least he won't be there for long!
Anyway, I had better go, gotta finish an online test and an online assignment for class tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a happy Labor Day!
Oh, and thank you to everyone who commented on the quilt, I love it when people leave messages. 
I love the feedback.
Happy quilting everyone, Marianne