Monday, January 31, 2011

Mail Call!

I love it when the mailman brings me a package! Sewmamasew was having a little FB sale and I am a sucker. I am still collecting pinks and greens and yellows for my next project and I just wanted to see what the voile was like. I doubt I will use it in a quilt, most likely jammies or a dress for the baby.

Circle of Geese!

We are totally going to work on this block for our next SLMQG meeting, but patience isn't one of my virtues and I knew it wouldn't be as easy to work out without all my own fabric and sewing machine right there with me. The first square took the longest, then the other ones were pretty easy. I just used computer paper and then punched holes with my thread-less machine so make the paper easier to pull away and had no problems. Nor did I pin or anything of course, just hoped it would work (though I won't like, many seams were picked when I folded back over and it didn't cover the area I was going for). But I love it! As soon as I figure out how to make a pillow for a sister as I promised her some pillows to go with her king size quilt I made last year.

Let's Get Started

In the words of Kati, its free, so why not.

In an attempt to not bore everyone who reads the family blog with my quilts and projects and fabric obsession, I am now separating the two. This way I can also keep track and catalog everything I make.

Is this a good idea being very busy with 2 boys and being 7 months pregnant? Well hence the title, if I could I would quilt all day, but life gets in the way. Someone needs a snack and the laundry needs folded and the belly gets in the way of the sewing machine, so in the end, I only sometimes quilt.

I also hate telling people I love to quilt. To me, it means fresh ideas, new fabrics, improv squares, freemotion quilting and I cringe to think people picturing me as a "grandma" quilter, because that is something else different entirely. Or that is what I tell myself at least.