Monday, March 18, 2013

Anchors and Babies

Have you seen this quilt? As soon as I saw this quilt I KNEW it was the perfect birthday gift for my friend.  I have been sewing these 2 inch squares like a mad woman lately, and well, I love it so much I am making another one for myself - someday.

My friend's birthday is Thursday and this is still this:

UNQUILTED. Oh and it measures 90 X 96 inches, so I will be quilting it on the longarm.  I have nowhere to baste anything this size together.  I pieced the back together but I still need to embroider a quilt label.  Do you think non-quilty friends appreciate that you just managed to get the quilt top done in time for the birthday?  I am sure quilty friends do. I am hoping the pure thrill of getting this quilt will take the fact that it is not finished yet away.  She has no idea I made this for her. I don't think she has any idea I have this blog so I am not worried about her finding out.

Anyways, I will show her the top and explain that I will have to quilt it next week. 
The plan was to quilt it this weekend, but other things got in the way..

Like taking photos of this cute little Easter bunny.  I need major photography help! Especially when your subject is three weeks old, hungry and not too happy about being outside the comforts of her dark, dark, very photo unfriendly home.

This is what 99% of the photos look like.  That or dribbles of milk all over her mouth.  It was the only thing that made her stop crying.  At least my sister has a couple that she can use for her Easter cards.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Curved Piecing

The second class I will be teaching at Fabric Fest is "Curved Piecing for the Modern Quilter".  The fabric featured in my sample is Riley Blake's Indie Chic.  This may be my new favorite line. I am so in love with the navy blue rose print.

Anyways, in this class I will teach how easy it is to piece curves, do not be afraid!  I used to be myself.  This quilt uses the Creative Grid Split Seconds ruler.  I am so in love with all of the wonderful curved rulers out on the market right now.  They make it fail-proof, which every quilter needs. You can see more information on the specific classes here.  

My first niece was born last weekend and I have not had much time to sew.  This weekend after taking some baby announcement photos, I hope to get back into sewing full force.  My projects are starting to pile up - majorly...not good.