Thursday, July 25, 2013

Boo Hoo, Cry, Whine, Sniff

I took my sewing machine in for some maintenance. While I was there I mentioned that the light was flickering on and off; mostly off. They seemed surprised because the light is LED and should not do that. So, they had to order the light.

This is where it gets sad. It is supposed to take them two weeks, TWO WEEKS, to get my machine fixed up. They said it normally takes three days to get a machine cleaned and put back together, but because they had to wait for the light it would be about two weeks before it was ready

Let me tell you, I am going crazy without it. I have cleaned my sewing room. Yes, it is sparkling.
*WARNING: If you are expecting before and after pictures, it is not going to happen. I am more than a little embarrassed as to how it looked before cleaning, and I am not excited to show you the boring, although better, after picture of the laundry, I mean.. umm... sewing room. Yeah, sewing room with a washing machine, dryer, and clothes both clean and dirty that always want to be washed, dried, folded, put away, and covering my work space... WHY MUST MY WORK SPACE ALWAYS BE COVERED IN LAUNDRY?! Oh, um, sorry. I was cleaning my sewing room...

During the cleaning I uncover all sorts of WIPs, pulled fabric stacks for projects, and scraps, all sorts of wonderful scraps. So, I sorted the laundry WIPs, fabric stacks, and scraps into piles and put them in order to work on when my sewing machine finally gets back. I know that I will not be without a project for some time, but it is always good to have something to work on.

So, I guess I will go find something else to clean since I don't have my machine back yet. Or maybe I will just pull some more fabric and prepare for when I can sew again. Yeah, I think I will do that!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pink Lemonade Quilts

I finally finished this quilt! Okay, okay, you got me. It was, HAS been finished...quilted that is. All it needed was a binding! Yet it sat beside the sewing machine looking at me and waiting! I started cleaning the sewing space and decided that one way to do that was to put a binding on this quilt and give it to the little girl who is nearing one. What took me so long!!!
It is a beautiful quilt and very similar to the other with subtle differences. There is more quilting on this one than the other, and most of it is my go to favorite wave. There is some straight line stich-in-the-ditch quilting that is hard to see if you are not looking.
When I gave them this quilt they put it on the floor for the little girl, who is crawling and trying to walk, and she crawled right to it. She laid her head on it. She left a few times but always came back and either sat or laid on it. Once, she tried to turn it over while sitting on it and got grumpy when the dog stepped on it. I am rather sure that she loves it.
The backing is the same monkey print that was so cute. I still have a LOT of this fabric left so you may see it used in the future. ;)
I realize that I did not post any pictures of the other quilt all finished. I finished it in March and planned to take pictures together when I got the binding on this, but then I decided to give the other one since it was finished.
The back is the same, but the binding is different.
Also, for some reason, which is maddening, I am unable to post the pictures, taken with my cell phone, that I have of it here!
Here is the last post that I wrote about these two quits.
Updated 23 November 2013: here is the picture of the other quilt finished! I was finally able to figure out a way to upload this picture. The back is the same fabric as the other. The quilting on this one has wavy quilting in the light pink fabric and several straight lines on the pieced coins.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wave Rainbow

I finished the wave quilt top.
After a visit with my sister and mom to see our niece/granddaughter and on our way home, we had a photo shoot of this quilt top.
First my mom held the quilt top. She did a great job!

Then my sister held the flimsy. She also did a great job. Then both of them held the it and tried to hide behind it. It worked for a little while then...
Blooper! We had so much fun. We always have a lot of fun when we get together. This quilt will be quilted soon.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Two Baby Boy Quilts

They are finished!
I quilted and put a binding on both of them all within two days.
That is super fast for me!

Every part of these quilts are from my stash.
That includes the batting. I have a, now dwindling (yay), stash of leftover batting pieces. It has been enjoyable to piece them together and use them instead of them being discarded or sitting in waiting.

There was just enough of the light blue fabric for both quilts' binding. I though it worked well with the quilts.

Both quilts were given the same stash fabric for the backing. There is a subtle difference in the amount of green and blue fabric. I had enough to give the same amount, but I wanted them to have some differences.
They were both quilted in the wave that I really like. One is quilted more densely than the other.
These two quilts will be separated soon. One is going to a little boy in Texas and the other to a baby due in October in Tennessee.
Slowly I am catching up on my quilting.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Wave Quilt

I have had this stack of fabric for a couple of years just waiting on the right pattern and a new baby girl. I told you that I was behind on making baby quilts. My cousin had a girl a few months ago and this stack seemed perfect.
I looked through my Pinterest quilt inspiration board and found this quilt. You may remember that I plan on making it with this fabric.
This quilt will be finished soon, and I am so in love with this quilt pattern and fabric!