Monday, December 31, 2012

Landon's Quilt

 I was thrilled with how fast my second Boy Quilt went together.  Getting 80 squares prepped for 4 quilts was the hard part.  Once I got them all arranged and assembled, all that's left is to put borders on them and finish them!
 I finished off the quilting and binding in about 3 hours this weekend.  I had a blast doing it.  I just winged my design, and it came together quite nicely!
 I did zigzags on the border, and I bound the edges in blue flame cotton, one of my favourites.  I was even wearing my matching pants that day!
 I chose a simple quilting design of just sewing lines around and around and around, and I got them lined up with the squares, and it ended up fitting perfectly once I got to the middle!
 My friend Nina and her son Landon came for a visit on Sunday, and I made sure to wrap his quilt in paper so he could rip it to shreds.  He didn't disappoint!
 I had fun watching him explore his quilt, and also chase our cat all over the living room.  Kids are so much fun!  He's about a year and 8 months old.
 I will let the rest of the pictures speak for themselves.  :)

Connor's Quilt

Connor's quilt, otherwise known as Boy Quilt #1, was finished around the end of October or beginning of November.  
 I was thrilled to be able to use my new industrial Singer, which I bought from one of our upholstery customers.  It's from the 70's, and it's in absolute mint condition.  We got it serviced, and it runs like a dream.  Now I have an industrial sewing machine at home and at mom & dad's.  Once you go industrial, you get rather spoiled!
 I think finishing this first quilt was the wall I was beating my head against.  Once I finally finished it, my sewing mojo came back in droves!
 I even used some new fabric I bought on our 2-weekend shop hop.  I bound the quilt in the lime green stripe.
 I was so happy to wrap this one up!  My second one whipped together in record time, and now I'm just itching to get more done!
Connor and his family finally came to visit on Sunday, so I got to give him his quilt and take some pictures!

It's just big enough for the whole family.  Aw...

Later that night, I was pleased to find these 2 adorable photos on Facebook.  This is the best part of sewing for others.  :)

Sewing Night - Nov 21, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and will have a fantastic New Year's Eve!  I haven't posted in a while because Blogger told me I outgrew my data, and I didn't know what to do about it.  So, I'm trying it again, and lo and behold, it's working!  

So, the last Sewing Night when I took pictures, Benita and I worked on our own projects, and we got lots accomplished.  I got the sashing and borders sewn onto my second Boy Quilt.
I'm quite proud of it, as you can see!
 Benita sewed some big snaps over the worn-out velcro patches on her chicken suit.  Of course, I couldn't watch her work on that bright yellow suit all night without making her model it for me!  She more than happily obliged me.  :D