Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Hobby/Craft

I picked up a new hobby in December that I have been keeping quite about. Yep, I'm knitting. I don't think this will over take my love of fabric so the posts on the blog will be kept mostly quilting but don't be surprised at an occasional knitting post.

I'm not sure what I will be doing with all these baby hats. I love the pink bunny hat and the pink hat with the squiggles on top. The blanket is crocheted, not a new hobby just one I haven't done for awhile. I love the cotton yarn that I used in the blanket (Fantasy Naturale by Plymouth yarn) and it is so much nicer than the acrylic yarn I have used in the past. So see even though I'm knitting I am still in love with cotton.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Quilter's Dream Batting

Just received some Quilters Dream batting. I have three large quilts coming up. I was really surprised at the loft of the Wool and Puff. The one in the center is a cotton batting. In all fairness the Wool (on the right) and the Puff (on the left) are king size the center cotton batting is a queen size. I haven't used the wool batting yet but I think I am going to really like it. The wool batting is going in my Sunflower quilt. The Puff batting will be going in a customers quilt. She wanted puffy warm and light weight. I think the wool would work for that but she wasn't sure about the wool so I went with the Puff.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Batik Rail Fence

This is what I will be working on this week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dresden plate template and MQS

I have been playing with my new Dresden plate template that I bought at MQS over the weekend. I saw this tutorial at Loft Creations. The tutorial was using 2 1/2" strips and I have all of the striped strips from a jelly roll that I didn't use in this quilt so I thought I would give it a try. Not sure what these will end up being. I looked at Jo-Ann's but ours didn't carry the template. Amy has a pin cushion on her blog over at Park City Girl if you want to check it out. I also bought the Quilt EZ swirls templete. No picture since they will be mailing them to me. I think I may use this on the Sunflower quilt.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Bali Pops are coming!

I just saw the new Bali Pops over at Batiks Plus Blog. I love them all but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the green tea collection!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Project Improv - Quilted!

I finally have my Project Improv quilt quilted. I quiled it with a simple meandering. The binding has been sewn to the front and it is being handstitched to the back now by a very good friend. In case you didn't know - I don't do handstitching if I can find someone else to do it for me. Close-up of one of the blocks.

Back of the quilt. I love the look of the pieced back. It is like having two quilts in one.

Project Improv - ready to quilt

Project Improv backing pieced. Front of my Project Improv quilt.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Circus Quilt

I got a little quilting done over the weekend. This is a Circus quilt that was pieced by a customer and quilted by me. The quilting design is called Popcorn it seemed very fitting for the quilt with yellow (butter) thread.

Close-up of the front:
The back close-up:
I'm not sure if the sun is ever going to come out for any better pictures. When I saw the sun peaking out I grabbed the quilt and rushed outside just as the sun decided to leave. Pictures where taken with the quilt laying on the ground since no one was home to help hold them up for me.