Thursday, January 27, 2011

my quilt in progress

after 3 weeks, one broken needle, and two spools of thread, the quilt top is finally finished.
it has been quilted(which was more a comedy than anything since i still can't sew straight)
here is the blanket so far.
now all it needs is to be bound...

....that adventure will have to wait b/c i am leaving for Ghana today! thanks for all who gave, purchased beanies, prayed and gave words of encouragement! you guys have been amazing. stay tuned for more on how the trip went when i get back.

also, a sneak peak of more projects to come when i return..... :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

works in progress

my very first quilt is still a work in progress. three more rows to sew and i'll have the quilt top complete.....then it's on to basting, backing, quilting and binding.... stayed tuned to see how that goes!

lately i've been inspired by a few blog sites. one of which is the polkadotchair.com. sew many projects sew little time. lol. currently they are running a progressive dinner with other quilting bloggers. go check it out!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

quilt day one

if you've ever wanted to try something, but didn't think you could. maybe you didn't know how or where to start. well then i know exactly how you feel. i'm going to try to make a quilt. maybe you won't believe, but i have very little clue of what i am doing. i got my first sewing machine 3 years ago for Christmas. (i even asked for it) it sat in the box till somewhere around sept when one of my bff's taught me how to thread and load the bobbin. pathetic i know. (on a side note, she's my inspiration for this first creation. thanks Kerry!)
anywho, after crocheting the past three months i wanted to branch out and try something new. fast forward to three weeks ago when i passed this roll of fabric scraps at hobby lobby while on a yarn run. it was love at first sight. this is what she looks like day one. i have all the pieces cut, the pattern laid out and the first row sewn....that's why it's so much short than the others. i have no clue what i'm going to do when i get all the pieces and rows together b/c i'm pretty sure you have to do thinks like batt it, back it and bind it and idk if that's even right. maybe there's a website i can learn from.

this could all crash and burn...stay tuned. :)