Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Beginning of my Quilting Craze

As I said yesterday, I finished my first quilt!  I'm so excited...and addicted.  After I bought my new sewing machine, I knew I for sure wanted to begin quilting right away, but I didn't know that much about it.  I would be learning as I go.  So, I used a very simple YouTube video from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Here's the video...

The cutting and piecing is so simple if you watch the video.  Luckily I finished that part right before Spring Break and was in Houston for my mom to help me finish! We used about 5 yards or so for the backing (I got a good deal on Origins fabric for the back from the Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  Great customer service and I will definitely be buying from them again!).  I decided not to put a border on it because I loved the size of the quilt without it.  It's the perfect size for snuggling.

Here's a couple of photos of us laying it out at my parents' house as we were situating the batting and backing (so you can get a good look at the finished design).

Then came Mom to the rescue to do the actual quilting part.  And, here's the finished project...

Here's a sneak peak of the quilt that I am currently working on...

For this, I am using 1 Moda Jelly Roll (Central Park), and the turquoise triangles are made from some super cute fabric that I bought at JoAnn's.  The pattern is called "Dripping Diamonds" and it's in this great book.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Craft Catch-Up

 I know it has been a long time since my last here are a few crafts I've been working on lately.  Once school is out, I plan on doing lots of posts, including some great tutorials.  Also, I'll be opening an Etsy store this stay tuned for those goodies!

Here are a few of my recent projects...

Cupcake toppers for a baby shower.  (More of these to come on my Etsy shop this summer.)

Tea towel aprons

Reversible Hobo-Style bag

Also stay tuned to see my first finished quilt!

On a separate and exciting note, I won my first blog give away.  Head over to Marcia's blog and check it out: