Friday, January 28, 2011

First Finish of 2011

and it isn't mine.

I thought I was going to teach Ashlyn how to piece "correctly." The first few times she sewed, I kept helping her keep (close) to a 1/4" seam. But, she's 5. And I want it to be fun. And, she was at least careful about keeping her fingers out of the way. So, I let her go. You want to randomly add fabrics from my scrap bin. Ok. You want to add a strip of pink on top of the pieced sections. Ok. She was more excited when I let her work on her own, while I sewed at my own machine.

Last Saturday, Ashlyn was ready to put the "backings on" her quilt. We finished the quilt that day, with Ashlyn on my lap. We did free motion quilting with hearts all over it. Ashlyn's good friend was sick that day, so Ashlyn decided that we needed to give Lilly the quilt.  While I am truly proud that Ashlyn is generous with her sewing, I did not want her to give this quilt away. I asked her (more than once) if she was SURE that she wanted to send this quilt to her friend.

Friday, January 21, 2011

fabric gathering

I think I've finally chosen the fabrics for my next quilt. Maybe.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

New Quilter

A new sewing machine for Christmas. Now my 5 year old has taken over a corner of my studio and has two quilts on the design wall. She's going to do things HER way, and all quilts will include pink fabric.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Quilts of 2010

14 quilts for the year, mostly baby sized. (one not pictured, two backs are included in this mosaic.) I'm actually pretty surprised with how much I've accomplished this year in quilting. For this year, I had hoped to make a few quilts for charity (which only turned out to be one, but I did donate a couple that I made last year) make quilts for family and friends (check,) and make a few smaller quilts for myself (nope.) The idea of making them for myself was to try out new ideas, though, which I think I still accomplished with what I did make.

My creation

I was also a part of two different quilting bees this year. Both were a fun experience, but it's not something I am going to continue doing for now. Apparently, I didn't upload all of my blocks to flickr. I'm missing a few blocks, anyway.

Happy 2011, everyone!
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