Friday, October 24, 2014

Quilting fail

Excuse me while my seam ripper and I become reacquainted.......

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Grandmother's Flower Garden

The Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014 is here!


This quilt has been a long time in the making!  The top was pieced decades ago and when I saw it, I knew it needed rescuing :)  I purchased the quilt top, and sent it off to the wonderful Angela Walters to be quilted.  What she did for this quilt was beyond my wildest expectations!  Since these photos, I have bound it in muslin (same as the backing) and added a hanging sleeve.  I plan to display it, I just have to make room on a wall for it somewhere!  My husband says it's too beautiful to actually 'use', which makes me sad!  I want to use this quilt BECAUSE it's so beautiful!




















I have entered this quilt in the Large Quilts category - because it's the biggest quilt I own!

karinsiggy

Friday, October 17, 2014

vintage camp trailer sewing machine cover

This is a project I started a while back, and today I buckled down to finish it!


I am so happy with the finish on this!  I love it!  I drafted the pattern from a picture of my very own vintage camp trailer (a 1967 Serro Scotty 'Gaucho')


karinsiggy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Moda happy mail - Mixologie

I am THRILLED with this new bundle of fabric from Moda for my next Moda Bake Shop project!  You won't see the project finish until December.... However, I have a feeling I will finish it way before then!  LOVE these colors!  You can find all my MBS projects here.



Fabric is ''Mixologie'' by  Studio M (yardage due out in January, precuts will probably be out soon).  This is the first fabric I've worked with by Studio M, and I am so glad I got this collection!  It has the PERFECT shade of aqua (the Bella solid is called ''Spray'').  I am so excited for this quilt to come together.  I already have all my strip sets sewn and am working on pressing and subcutting (and more picture taking) today :)

karinsiggy

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Red Bliss polka dots

Well, I did decide to use the red Bliss polka dots.....  notice the very slight change in the pattern directions I have made?

Karin

Friday, September 26, 2014

another option - Metro Rings

I found this chunk of a red print from either Bliss or Ruby (I think Bliss?) that goes with the April Showers prints.  So, the blue from the last post, or this print?  Decisions decisions!!!  At least I know this print wouldn't match up with any of the April Showers prints - and I could still use the blue print as a binding......





karinsiggy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Metro rings decisions

Trying to decide on the cornerstone color for the metro rings quilt.  I ordered the solid (I think this is Betty Teal?) that is supposed to coordinate.  It goes OK, but not perfect.  I ordered the ''mint'' that was suggested, and I am SO not in love with that color for these, so I didn't even bother to take a pic of it - I just stuck it away with my 30's prints.


Also trying to decide if I want to use one print/color or two.  I am leaning toward one print because I like the square instead of triangles....

Hmm, so far, I think that the blue polka dot might be my favorite.  The only problem being - there is some arcs that have that print in the end (see upper right in the pic below)

Decisions, decisions!


Karin