Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Started my mom's quilt.

I started making the blocks for my mom's quilt. She likes strips and dots. So that is what I'm using. She also said she like all colors. It won't be on the white, the sashing will be black. I just put them on the white so you could see them better. Not sure how big it's going to be yet, but it looks like it might be the biggest quilt that I have to( or going to have to ) quilt yet.

Monday, January 26, 2009

portabellopixie bag

Just wanted to show you my new bag. I finished it Saturday. I used the ' Portabellopixie' market bags pattern. Don't you just love my owl fabric. I fell in love with it when I first saw it. The was my first time doing piping too, and it wasn't too bad.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My new Kitchen art.

Today in the mail I received my new wall decal for my kitchen. I got it from this etsy shop, called 'Freckled Hound'. I hung it on my kitchen wall and it looks so cute. I hate to cook...have I ever told you that.

Last night we had our 'North Pole' block class at the shop. I worked on my reindeer barn, but didn't get to far on it. I did get a tree done. :o) I haven't worked on this quilt in awhile because I have been embroidering my butt off. I love doing both applique and embroidery, but have come to released that embroidery is much more relaxing.
Don't get me wrong, applique is fun too, but the needle is sharper and it's a little harder to do. I prick my finger more with applique. Ok.... I am babbling now. Have a great day sewing.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chubby Chicks are done.

I ended up leaving the last boarder off. It was just too big for me. I would have had a hard time quilting it. And it wouldn't of be fun. It has to be fun to do or I won't finish it. Anyway.... it's done. Quilted and bond. I am waiting for hubby to hang it on my wall for me. It will hang in my living room. I just love how it turned out.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Sewing Log: January 18, 2009: So many unfinished projects going on . It is driving me a little crazy. There are so many things I want to make and I hate to start new projects if I don't have the ones I have already started finished.

Here is the 'Flower' Quilt top. WIP. I still have lots of stitching to do on it. This is what I will probably be working on at Sit and Stitch Tuesday evening.

This is another BOM, but I am not sure if I am doing the whole thing. I just really liked this stitchery so I decided to do this one and just see what the next few months looked like. This block in not yet done, can ya tell? Another WIP.
Another Swap in progress. This black/ white / and red triangles are for my siggy swap. But they are no where near done.
I've got lots of sewing to do.

PS. check you the cool new logo in my sidebar: "Blogging Amy's". It is a list of Amy s that blog. :o)

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I started quilting my Chubby Chicks.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Today I did a little embroidery on my 'Flower' quilt. It's coming along slowly but I am enjoying it. Embroidery is relaxing to me.

And here is Dilbert. I finished him up today. The pattern for Dilbert is by Melly & Me.

Here is more of a side view of him. This Dilbert is a 'shop' sample, but now that my kids have seen him they both want me to make them one.
I think I may go take a nap now, for some reason I am awfully tired.

PS. ' The Shop', Quilting Adventures sells both of these patterns. :o)

Monday, January 12, 2009

new BOM and chicks have eyes.

I started a new BOM called 'Once Upon a Time'. ( like I needed another project to do :o) ). But I could not resist it. The first block is so cute.. It's called Rapunzel. Here is my version. I haven't added the long braid out the window yet because I don't have yarn yet. But you can click on the link and see other people who have finished to block already and they have the cute little braid coming out the window.
There is another BOM stitchery I am thinking of doing.. am I crazy? It is just so cute too. It is called ' Verandah Views' and the first block is ' Under the Willow'. I am still tying to decide if I have the time to add another stitchery to my list of on going projects.

Good news.... The Chicks have eyes. :o) I ended up painting them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

have you had a day like this?

My day started out great. My daughter and I got so much done today, running earns, two doctor appointments, getting a pass port photo taken and more. So I go drop her off at school after all the running around and I think I am going to get a bunch of sewing done. NO. Nothing went right after I got home. I did sew a bit of the boarder on, but had to rip out stitches several times because I sewed it on the wrong way. Then I would iron a seam and it would iron the wrong way even when I laid it the right way. My 2nd boarded isn't lining up , it's off about an inch. I could just scream. My sugar level starts dropping so I have to stop to eat and I didn't want to eat, I just wanted to sew. Before all this I tried to print off a new free BOM , it's the first block and I couldn't get the print to make it the correct size....

Corner not lining up....

So I quit...and went to get something to eat. Now I don't feel like getting back behind my sewing machine. I feel like lying in bed and watching a movie. Darn. Here is what I did get done on the Chicks.....
Have you ever had days like this? Something just didn't want me to sew today.

Monday, January 5, 2009

still no curtains

I am still trying to figure out which fabric to use for my kitchen curtains. I like what Bean said. She said to add a pop of color. My husband has a lantern collection that hangs in our kitchen and most of the lanterns are red. So I am thinking of adding a pop of red with the curtains. ( these aren't all the lanterns, there are more on the other side of the kitchen too).

#2 , this one may be too bright for me.
#3 I was thinking this one with a red band at the bottom of them.
#4 love this one, maybe with a black band at the bottom.
# 5.. this one with a red band at the bottom.
I've been working on the flying geese in my chubby chicks quilt top. When I get further sewing done on them, I'll post a photo.