A little bit of stitching

I got a chance to do a little bit of stitching this weekend.004

Remember that cute little quilt that I found in Quiltmaker magazine?  I just had to make that one! All those sweet little log cabin blocks in all those scrappy colors just spoke to me…

Here  is the version from the magazine….008

 

And here are some pictures of my work in progress…..

And here is MY final product!002I am sooo happy with the final result! I changed up the center pattern a little bit, and decided to add teeny log cabins as cornerstones. My log cabin blocks are a little wonky, but I LOVE it! It is cheery and bright and I loved working on it.

So you would think that if I made this entire quilt pretty much out of scraps ( except for the light blue dot that came out of my stash) that my scrap box would look pretty empty by now….002How is that POSSIBLE?? It looks even more full than before! I think I could easily make 5 or 6 more scrappy quilts and maybe then it would look empty….

Alright, I am off to quilt this little cutie now….by machine. All those little seams would be very difficult to quilt through by hand. I am hoping to have it done before Valentine’s Day so it can hang on our wall and add some nice, bright color. I did go around our house this past week and pulled out the best “red/heart”quilts I could find:

Not too bad. This new little quilt doesn’t have any hearts, but I think it will do! Hmmm, maybe I could make a little scrappy heart / log cabin quilt to add to the mix….

And finally, I would like to leave you with this thought, which is on a plaque that graces my sewing room:009

 

Yep, I totally agree!

Until next time!

Distracted and obsessed

This week I was looking for some new projects. I really WAS going to start a row by row quilt from this book I picked up last week, but then saw a Facebook post on this cute little quilt in the January/February issue of Quiltmaker magazine, so had to start on that instead! Isn’t it the cutest? It is a quilt by Lori Holt ( yes, the same one whose BLOOM sew-along I am participating in!), but before you think that I am Lori Holt crazy…..hmmm, never mind, yep, you are correct, right now I am obsessed with Lori Holt! I love her scrappy, happy look, and for now I think it’s okay that I am a bit one-sided in my quilt-making choices. 🙂

 

I opted to use my scrap box filled with pieces of this and that and cut a gazillion little strips to make the log cabin blocks. I am chain-piecing the blocks so they are coming together fairly quickly and easily. I have not started the applique in the center, because I wanted to see what the overall look of the log cabin blocks will be first. Then I will decide what color my flowers and leaves need to be.002

The cute pincushions that I finished last week were a big hit, so much so that I had to make one for a special someone who pretty much begged for one…yes, you know who you are :). The embroidery for that one is done, and now it just needs to be finished up and be made into an actual pincushion. Then it will be send off to its new owner.

It looks a little different than the first because I used different thread and changed up the pattern a bit, but I think she will like it just the same! I am loving these quick little stitching projects that I can work on while sitting waiting for kids, or while watching tv!

By the way, in case you are wondering how my New Year’s resolution to NOT buy any new fabric this year is going….other than my EPIC fail when I went shopping with that famous someone, I am being SO good! Not one inch of new fabric has passed the threshold of our house in the month of February!

Until next time!

 

Feeling proud

I am so excited to say that I finished my tablerunner! And not only that, I also finished two previous projects that I had lost interest in and that had been forgotten in a basket in my quilt room. Woohoo! Three projects done and it’s only January 15th AND I have not bought a single INCH of new fabric….take that you NAY-sayers! Only 11 and a half months to go without buying new fabric….I think I can…I think I can….
Have a great weekend!