Monday, October 20, 2008

Merry Gift Making

I have already started making Christmas presents. Too Early? I usually end up waiting until the last minute (I work really well under pressure) to start a gift and them I'm stressed and worn out by the time I'm finished. Since I have recently started to venture into the world of Quilting, I thought I would make a few quilts this year. I get alot of my inspiration from everyone's blogs and seeing their work. I saw this Quilt on Crazy mom Quilts and just new that it was going to be perfect for my Aunt. this is what I have done so far.

It is very different from the one on Crazy mom quilts but I hope the overall effect is going to be the same. I love it already.

Scrappy Quilt

I just started quilting and have already fallen inlove with it. This quilt is made of all my scraps. I just love it. It was my first attempt at free motion quilting and I would have to say I'm pretty surprised with how it turned out. I had alot of tension problems that I did not discover until I had already quilted a good portion and I was not about to go rip it out. I just kept telling myself that this is the first one, It is not going to be perfect.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pattern sale and a cute Jacket

Last week Hobby Lobby had all their McCalls patterns on sale for $.99. I did not really need any but when they are cheap, why not. these are the ones I bought.

Emily made out the best with a pattern for some new shirts and jackets. I've been wanting the vintage apron pattern for a while now and just could not bring myself to pay $15.00 for it.
I really liked the little jacket, so I made one for Emily the other night. Isn't she the cutest ever.

I'm not sure what happened with the placement of the button holes. I did not notice them until it was too late and they were already cut. Oh well, I am going to make her the long sleeved one next in red and maybe put in a satin lining. I know she will like that.