Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Break Fun!

Oh spring break. A time to relax, get over a cold and be productive! 

I finished quilting my scrappy quilt and am so excited with the end result! A big kudos to my husband for letting me take over the kitchen table with the quilt and sewing machine for the past week! One day I will have my dream sewing room where I won't have to take over the kitchen table anymore! For now I work with what I got! 

I am currently in the process of sewing the binding on. It is an endless process. All I have to say is thank goodness for TV and a comfy couch! 

After I finished quilting my scrappy quilt I needed a break from it. I completed a quilt top for a baby quilt. I still am deciding what I want the backing to look like This is the first of a ton of baby quilts this year. Too many friends are having babies, however it means lots of fun projects for me! :-)

On a side note, I spent some time exploring lots of new music recently and with that came watching some music videos. Here is one of my new favorite! Thank you to The Black Keys for keeping me entertained!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Newest Additions

It is one of my favorite times of year. Spring break! This is the time that I can finally get stuff done around the house and not have to worry about rushing off to work. I'm finally working on unpacking the miscellaneous box that hasn't been touched since we moved into our house 2 1/2 years ago. The office looks like a war zone as I'm unpacking it, but I'll be glad when the box is gone. It's funny all the random stuff I'm finding in it. Just to name a few items: a staff handbook from a school I taught at in Arizona, kids VHS videos, random stuffed animals, a Leonardo ninja turtle pez dispense and a cassette tape of me singing with an honor choir in elementary school. 

Amidst my productivity I posted 3 new items on my Etsy shop today!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quilt Top Complete!

After months and months of working on this quilt, the quilt top is finally finished! I'm super proud of this quilt, and most importantly, all of the fabric scraps came directly from my fabric stash. The only fabric purchased for this quilt was the backing and the binding. Now the quilting process has begun! 

I have done a lot of quilting using a basic meandering patterns like this, however I have gotten bored with this pattern. 

I decided to quilt using wandering loops and leaves. Many of the leaves I love, many I don't, however I definitely like this pattern way more than a basic wandering pattern. Yes, I know there are lots of imperfections and if any serious quilter saw my free motion quilting they might scoff at my quilting and pick at all imperfections. Fine by me. Quilting is a learning process and I can see that each time I free motion quilt it gets better every quilt. I can't wait to see the final product!