Saturday

Free-Motion Quilted Baby Quilt

I quilted this adorable baby quilt for a client today. The fabric is absolutely adorable. It's fabric I've never seen before and the client stated that she purchased it while she was up north on vacation. So I guess I won't be able to go looking for it around here.


Wednesday

Old-Fashioned Pieced Basket Quilt

Someone from my church gave our quilt group a quilt top they had purchased at a rummage sale. So our quilt group leader, Judy bought some matching fabric for the backing and she also picked up some batting. I took the quilt to the senior center where they have two longarm quilting machines that are available for use at no charge. I loaded the quilt on one of the longarms and quilted it. This quilt is king size so it took me quite a while to complete the quilting. Judy will get some fabric for the binding and finish up the quilt so we can use it at the church's craft fair that is coming up in March. Hopefully we can raffle it off and make a nice amount of money for the church in the process. I never quilted anything this large, it was quite a challenge for me. So glad to have it done with plenty of time to spare.

Thursday

What's on the design board?

I've been working on my Easy Addition quilt and I've completed about half of the blocks needed. It sure is fun making these blocks. I love putting the colors together to make each block.

I'm using my new 6600 to do all my piecing. I set up my Elna for free motion quilting and it's been nice not having to switch the feet back and forth. I just leave the quarter-inch foot on the Memory Craft all the time. It so convenient. I feel so lucky to have more than one machine ready to sew on.

I don't think I will get much more sewing done this month. We are taking the family to Disney World in a few weeks and I'm certain prepping for the trip will leave me with little time to do anything else.

Sunday

Easy Addition Quilt WIP

I need a new quilt project and I've found one I'm really excited about. I'm working on the fabric selection and this is my start. I like taking photos of the fabrics to see how the colors blend. They always look different in photos. So far I like how the prints compliment each other and the floral theme that is coming through.

Thursday

Space Quilt

I finished a cute outer space quilt using a fabric panel. I'm not that fond of panels as I never know what to do with them. I decided to frame this one in patchwork and then add a border. Once it was done I liked the patchwork but not the border. The fabric I chose for the border looked like outer space and coordinated well but the result was a pretty dark quilt top. So I used bright solid flannels on the back to add some pop. The quilt will go to Quilts for Kids. I have another space panel and I will try something different other than patchwork.

Friday

Memory Craft 6600

I did the craziest thing. I purchased a new sewing machine. I didn't need a new machine but I really wanted a Memory Craft 6600. I've been using one at the local senior center and fell in love with its sturdiness. It's great having a second machine. I have the 6600 set up for sewing patchwork and my Elna set up for free-motion quilting. I feel very spoiled.

Line Dance Baby Quilt

All that was needed to make this cute quilt is a charm pack and some yardage in just one color. I used a dinosaur-themed charm pack and some royal blue solid fabric to complete this baby quilt. I had purchased a dinosaur print at a quilt show a few years back and it worked perfectly as the backing to finish it off. The pattern is from the Moda Bake Shop and is called Line Dance. The instructions to make this can be found here.

Monday

What's on the design board?


I'm currently working on a quilt top that incorporates this planet-themed panel. I like my fabric choices so now it's just a matter of a layout. I am binge-watching Stranger Things while I sew these days. During 2017 I've finished up all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls and all 5 seasons of Switched at Birth. That's a lot of binge-watching while sewing!


I am also working on a quilt for a contest. I signed up for this back in November but I seriously doubt that I will be able to meet the deadline for completing it. It was a tough year for sewing during the holidays. I will try to get this project done in time but I am not going to lose any sleep over it if I don't. After all, this is my year to do what I want - ha!