Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I finished Jill's baby quilt today. My freelance work has kinda died down this  week so i finally had some dedicated time to sew. I had a lot of fun with this quilt and I kinda am going to be sad to see it go!  Whahhaahh!!!

I used a Central Park charm pack for the centers, some Jay McCarroll, Tina Givens, some Joanne crap, and scraps from my stash.
 I love the brown with the dots- It's the SOFTEST fabric i have ever used- It's called Toy Poodle by Kinkame. LOVE IT.

Check out all the other colors it comes in:

I also had a lot of fun with the back. 

My absolute favorite part of quilting is the binding! It feels so good to be in the final stretch!

The little cat faces kill me.

I will post pictures later on from the baby shower.

Friday, April 15, 2011

not all baby quilts are created equal!

I have Donald Trump Hair.

I'm really excited that my childhood friend, Jill, is having a baby girl soon. She said she really likes a "pink and brown combo" - so i went out and bought all this...

I'm not feeling these fabrics at all....   Bleh.

I spent almost $70 on fabric that doesn't match. :-(  fail!

So I put together this:

so it looks like It's not going to be all pink...  I found some more brown, gray and orange.
if my sick cat cooperates, i will hopefully be going out for a nice afternoon sewing  with the quilt guild. :-D

Jill i love you!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I'm exhausted. I have been surprisingly insanely busy for someone who is incredibly unemployed as myself. i admit i have NEVER ever watched so much TV in my LIFE- (but i think that has a lot to do with just recently getting a TV hooked up right next to my computer in my sewing room...)

on that note- mad props to Oprah for doing a show all about Veganism! WOW! i would really like to cut out animal products in my life- and this show is very inspirational! she has some chick on the show who is doing a good job convincing me not to eat animals..

I don't eat beef or pork- but i do eat the very tasty chickens and turkeys and i would be much happier if i could just eat vegetables.

like my old friend Cliff says.. "She doesn't want to eat anything with lips"

Today we had some great sunshine so i was able to take some nice pictures of my blue "thing".

I really wanted  to enter this quilt challenge. I already had an idea to make an all blue quilt- so I was already doing some serious hoarding of blue fabric so this challenge was a great opportunity to for me to get this thing done!

I got to combine a few things on my "to-do-list" . I was happy to do the whole blue thing, plus I wanted to try a "mood" quilt like the beautiful ones done by the uber talented Sherri Lynn Wood. Visit her blog here. Her use of color is stunning. 

So this was my first time sewing curves. it was not easy! AND it was my 1st time making continuous bias binding- and holy crap- that was really fun

Even with all the blue fabric I could afford- I still knew it was lacking some "values" so fortunately I stumbled upon this-

It was a little expensive for me-  but i am so glad i got it- i think it helped pull everything together

SO it's done- i'm happy- ready to make another one.