Tuesday, December 27, 2011


A quick update: The wonky square quilt is coming along. ;)

A HORRIBLE picture, but here they are all pieced and ready to be put together. Maybe they will all be together by tomorrow, and a better picture will accompany the completion.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Graduation Technically

I guess you have been wondering, I thought that I had already written this post, and as I could not find it, let me share the news.

I GRADUATED!! That is right. I am a graduate! Graduation date (technical date) was on December 21, but the graduation ceremony is not until January 14. That means no graduation pictures for a few more weeks.

So, I am filling out applications, waiting for my certification to be approved, and I went back to my old job. I love this job but teaching is what I have been preparing for and my life long dream and goal.

Here is to the future and what it may hold.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wonky Squares

Remember this post?
Well I am working on the wonky squares and should be finished with the top soon and the quilt soon after that. My nephew made his appearence in September. I want him to be able to use the quilt in this cold.
Here is a better example of what the quilt should look like:Wonky Squares Small
And here is the tutorial that I am using for this quilt:Wonky Squares Tutorial

Friday, December 23, 2011

Alabama Wreath

If you live in Alabama you often hear the war cries of the faithful football fans. In fall when college football starts the calls of "Roll Tide" and "War Eagle" are heard every where. This call does not die of completly when football season ends it is simply not every other work spoken.

This is to say that there are MANY die hard fans here, and I made a wreath for one.

This is my first wreath. It has been an interesting experience.
I used these posts as references:
ruffle and wrap
flowers the circle ones
I made the pointy flower up. It is just long petals sewn together at the tips and then placed using a long pin.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Xs and Os

This is a quilt that my mom pieced. She named it The Big Kiss because she arranged the white squares to make a circle or a big O. This is the second quilt top she has made, and she made it very quickly. She made it for a cousin for her fifty year anniversary. My mother was the maid of honor in the original wedding. She asked me to quilt it for her, so this is my current project.

I had to piece the batting. I did not have a big enough piece for the quilt. What I had needed to be ten inches wider. So I butt together another piece that was about twenty inches wide and zigzagged it together with my machine. I had never zigzagged batting together with the machine. In the past I just whip stitched it by hand. This was one hundred times better! It was completely flat and it did not take as much time, so I will definitely be doing this in the future! The entire time I was wondering what took me so long to try this.

I could not decide on a quilt pattern. So, first I tried to make stipple it but the thread kept breaking every few inches. I must be doing something wrong, so I gave up on that and got out the trusty seam ripper. Then I went back to the drawing board. I though kiss O hug X and decided to quilt a big X on the quilt.

I have quilted the X and echoed it a few times, but I did not want to quilt the entire quilt with the straight line of the X. So, I went back to the stipple in the corners of the X and the thread broke worse. I do not seem to be having luck with the stipple and this quilt.

Now I am just pondering how to finish it. I may just finish the straight lines or come up with something else. We will see.