Thursday, August 25, 2011

Some New Pillows

Well, I did finally get those garden fence blocks put together, but it took two naptimes instead of one :) Now they just need some sashing and I will have another completed top!

I have had fabric sitting in the middle of my sewing area/master bedroom and pillow forms for said pillows in the corner of my room for literally MONTHS to make some couch pillows. So guess what? Today I finally got them figured out, cut out, and made! Woo woo!!!

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The light in my house sucks!

Now, part of what makes this so exciting (besides cleaning up a bit of my room!) is that since we have been married, we have had exactly one couch pillow. That my husband and I usually want at the same time. We are not good at sharing. Spencer has been asking for new pillows for years! Oh, and did I mention that our one couch pillow was ZEBRA STRIPE? Yeah, that’s right, left over from my teenage years! Talk about a clash in d├ęcor!

The other part that makes this exciting is that all of the fabric was scrap from work, so it didn’t cost me anything! (well, pillow forms, zipper that I already had, and welt that I already had…)

They are technically not done yet, because that front blue piece is just held on my some steam a seam temporary tape, and is already pulling off (helped by the 2 year old!). I need to hand stitch it on, cuz I didn’t want any topstitching. And really, it needs some sort of trim between the two fabrics, so I hope to eventually add some flat tape trim, but they are good enough for now! Oh yeah, and the backs are the same brown with blue swirls as the front borders; didn’t get pictures of those!

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And I leave you with a “pillow in action” shot. The kid claimed the pillows before I even had the forms in, and spent most of the afternoon relaxing on them, while she watched Mulan on the laptop. Not the TV, the laptop. She insisted.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I’m alive!!!

I am, I am! I have finally hit the halfway mark in this pregnancy, and I feel better again! By the way, it’s a girl!! Hubby really really wanted a boy, but he’s coming around :) And at least this way we already have clothes and whatnot.

And, since I’m feeling better, I am back sewing!! HURRAY!!!

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I got this quilt layed out yesterday during naptime, and I will hopefully get the blocks put together today (crossing fingers!). I also have an entire quilt top done and ready for basting!

Why all the sewing all of a sudden? Well, I have 1 boutique a month until the end of the year coming up, and possibly 2 in November, and my inventory is DOWN! 4 months of not sewing is a LOT…Oh, and since I will be 7 months pregnant and the size of a HOUSE by the big boutique in November (in Prescott Valley! More details coming as I get them for locals!) I have to get quilts (especially bigger ones) done now! Yay thinking ahead and not freaking out then!

Anyways, that’s what is going on over here! Lots and lots of plans, and me running out of time to complete them all before this kid makes her appearance. Wish me luck!! And I will do my best to get back into the blogging groove :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ta da da!

So, we have already established I'm horrible at posting on the blog. And Kirsten has just been trying to survive the illness her new little parasite is inflicting on her, so our poor blog has been very neglected. In my defense, I have been helping her out with her first parasite as much as possible while she has been sick (not to mention all the time that my money job takes up!!!)

Anyway, I've had this quilt completed for quite a while but I finally got pictures and at long last here it is. You may remember a drawing I made while I was still dreaming up this beauty.

It's hard impossible to tell from the picture, but most of the strips that make up the interlocking squares are continuous strips. This was really fun and challenging to make but it went amazingly fast. Now I want to try it out in other color combinations. Zoey wanted in on the photo session and who am I to deny anything this little cutie wants!

Here is the back. With all that black on the front, it needed some brightness on the back.  I just cut 10" squares from all the pieces I used for the front squares and patched it all up.  Zoey is trying to find Papa, who was the designated quilt holder.

I have lots more projects to post, so hopefully this will get the ball rolling!  Oh, and Kirsten is finally feeling better and has escaped to San Diego for a fun getaway before school starts up again, so hopefully she will have some great pics to post when she returns.