Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer time = Late night sewing!!

I've got a few things finished lately!!  Aren't you proud of me?!?!?!  I made a baby gift for Kevin (Mr. Me's cousin) and Sheena's little boy, Theo!  It's an X's and O's quilt with a panel in the middle.  I'm pretty proud of how the quilting turned out for the tree. 

I also finished the quilt that my cousin, Derek's wife Carla asked me to make for their little guy Tucker.  I think it turned out great except as I was making the binding, I didn't realize that I put it on wrong-side out.  Didn't notice that the seam was sticking out until I sewed over top the 4th one.  Oooops!!!  It's a pretty big ooops.  I didn't fix it either because I was 1/2 way around the quilt before I noticed it.  I think it adds character to it.  Yep ... I'm going with that ... character!!

Since I finished two, I've started two!!  
I have fallen in love with Basic Grey's fabric line called Grunge.  Its solid colours with some texture on them.  Love them!!  I bought two jelly rolls of this material below.  I'm adding white triangles inbetween one below.

This is the second quilt I started.  I actually started this one about 10 pm tonight!!!  I love Jay Bird Quilts pattern called Northern Lights.  Since I have the ruler and I bought some great material, I thought I should give it a try.  I took a look at the pictures and then drew myself a pattern, measured the material and cut it out.  I sewed two rows together to see what it was going to look like.  I think I have it right.  Might be a little skinny!!  

I have a bunch of other items to be working on but this is way more fun!!  What have you been up to lately?  I have most of my scraps and odds/ends into a rubber maid tub for you.  I'll ship them on the bus before the end of this week.  Then you will be loaded up with scraps!!!

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Love the finishes. I actually saw a quilt similar to your baby finish when I was in Stoon at Periwinkle in June. I'll agree with the the character comment for Tucker's quilt. Really would anyone but you notice the oops? Probably not. I love the colours in the triangle Grunge quilt. I can't wait to see how it turns out.