Wednesday, June 27, 2012


 So my goal this summer is supposed to be finishing my quilt for our bed but I have gotten a little side tracked. I've been working on quite a few projects. First my mom came in town the first week of June and helped me to pick out the paint colors for the house. We got the dining room and kitchen all finished.  Took about two weeks but we got it done.
I love the color!! I would show the kitchen too but it needs a little cleaning first. There are many more little details to add to finish it off but those might take awhile.  I also made a table runner for our new table.

The fun thing about this one is its reversible. The other side is red, white, and blue so its ready for 4th of July. Going to change it this week.

Now I can use it all summer. I want to have some kind of table runner all year for different holidays and seasons. This way I got two in one! Now I just have to make like 10 more for the rest of the year.

I made this bunting out of the same fabric and its reversible too. I have a mantle now and I want to start decorating my house.

The mantle itself isn't finished so you just get to see the bunting. Once the living room is painted then I can get the mantle how I want it.

I've also been working on some quilts in the past few weeks. I finished and started this next quilt in about two weeks. I wanted to just finish a project and I am so proud of myself for seeing it through. its the fastest quilt I've ever made. I did have a deadline (I wanted to use it at a party) so that helped motivate me. Now I just have to transfer that energy to out bed quilt.

I love how bright and colorful it is! This fabric line Reunion by Sweetwater is one of my favorites ever. I used it for all the projects above. Another cool feature of this quilt is that is has a strap attached so you can roll it up and store it. I followed a pattern to make this and it turned out so awesome.

The last project I'll share is one I stated about 6 months ago. I am making a quilt for my aunt and it was going well until our move to the new house. I haven't picked up again till this week. I don't have too much left to do on it so it could be a quick finish now that I have pulled it out.

Such a cheery quilt it will be. I'm calling it "Book Reflections"Once its all together you will see the design better. Nanny, I hope its what you were picturing. Just wanted to give you an update on it.

Friday, June 1, 2012

What was I thinking?

A few months ago I finished putting together the quilt top that will eventually go on our bed. Its a queen size with quite a bit extra so the thing is huge!!!

There is no way my little beginner machine would be able to quilt this baby. What to do? First I thought about sending it out to quilt but I found out that would run me over $100-$200. Nope not gonna work. Then I looked at a new machine. Oh wait that would be $1000 for the one I want. Definitely not gonna happen.

My only option left was to hand quilt. Sure, I thought, that would be perfect. I've done it before on some pillows and small projects so I know how it works. Last Saturday I spent the whole day marking up the quilt.....

That is when I realized this will take me forever!!!! So I let my quilt sit on the floor for a week while I screwed up the courage to start. Tonight is the night. Look!

I want to have it all done by the end of summer and I thought my readers could be my accountability. What do ya`ll think? At the end of every week I will post my progress. You get to fuss at me if I don't get enough done. I have ten weeks to get it all done so I'm off to sewing.