Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Scrap Busting

Ever since I joined Crazy mom quilts sew along i have become obsessed with scrap projects. i am on week seven now. I think that puts me at about 52 blocks total.. I guess I need to get busy!

this is weeks 6 and 7

I also start making a string quilt,

1 block down, alot more to go. And because 2 Quilting projects and a lot of other smaller projects are not enough, I am also making a picnic quilt/blanket using the whirlygiggle tutorial on greeting arts. I feels so good to use what I already have. I'm sure there will be alot more scrap projects, but I think (and my husband will agree) that I need to finish the ones that I have already started.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A really long post

I took along break from posting. I'm not really sure why. I not really sure if I'm that interesting. I love reading every ones blogs and getting a lot of inspiration for everyone. I think I'm going to continue with it and maybe the more post I make the better at writing I will get.

I have done quite a few projects since my last post. I made my Grandmother a hand print quilt for Christmas
It has her hand print in the middle and and then on either side of her is her daughter( my Aunt) and her son(my dad) The rest are her Grandchildren and her Great Grandchildren.

I also made a quilt for a special friend of my other grandmother who loves in Columbia. Her daughter and grandchildren live here in the US so she does not to get to see them often. I had the boys and their mother trace their hand prints and write what they wanted to and used photo transfer paper to transfer them to the quilt. My Grandmother asked me to include a picture of Jesus somewhere on the quilt because she is very religious. This is what I came up...
That is my Grandmother in the picture and of course me. We took this picture when I gave it to her. She took it from there and delivered it to her friend who was in the States visiting.

At the same time i was working on the quilt above i was working on a I Spy Quilt for my 5 year old son. I saw it in a magazine and had to do it. it was my first time working from instructions. All my other quilts were just put together as i went. i would say this was really time consuming. I still need to make one for my daughter. This I spy quilt required a lot of cutting
but the finished product was so worth it.

This is my son, he had been waiting a long time for this quilt. Everyday he would ask me if i was going to work on it. He took it from my hands about 2 seconds after I made the last stitch on the binding. I makes me so happy when they love the thing i make for them.

Now, On the present. I joined my first Quilt-a-long over at crazy mom quilts. I'm really excited about it. I really need a big project like this to use up my scraps. Here are my first week of 9 patches

I can't wait to see how this quilt turns out.