Monday, February 16, 2009

sewing update

I managed to get some sewing done this weekend. I finished the receiving blankets for my cousin. I sewed 4 of them out of the same fabric I used for the quilt. They are bigger then most receiving blankets so maybe my cousin can use them as crib blankets. They look pretty good. You will have to take my word for it because I haven't taken any pictures of them I have a little bit of fabric left over so I am going to try to make a couple of burp clothes. Everything I've made should make a pretty nice shower present.

Just to explain what a newbie I am. I had never ever used the zig zag stitch before. But I think I did a good job of looks nice ( It makes such a nice finished edge. I have a serger that my Aunt gave me but I have yet to figure out how to use it. To say I am afraid of it is an understatement. I am hoping the next time my aunt and cousin come down I will get a really good lesson from my cousin.

Momma Newbie worked on her row robin this weekend. She has her row all sewn together, now all she has to do is add it to my quilt top.

That is all that is happening in this part of the world this weekend. Maybe I'll get some more sewing done this week.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Baby Quilt is done

The baby quilt is done. I can't believe I finished a I did all the cutting last night after work. Today I did all the sewing. Momma Newbie did all the fringe cutting. (we now call her the claw because her hand is so

This is the first time I've washed a quilt after finishing it. I am always too afraid to wash it, in case it shrinks or the colours run. I am pleased with the results, I'll have to do it again.

A special thank you to 32.5 for her tip on the washable markers. That is what I used to draw the x on each square, and it really did wash right out. Crayola washable markers are now in my quilting tool chest.

Ok, so are you ready to see the masterpiece??? Here we go.




Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sick Day

I've been fighting a cold and cough since Friday. Well, today if finally happened I gave in to the cold and stayed home. I am pretty sure my co-workers are happy they don't have to listen to me cough up a lung today. I don't know how it is possible to feel so awful when you have a cold. IT'S JUST A COLD!!!!! BLAH!!!

So, I thought it would be a good afternoon to update my blog.

My cousin's daughter is having a baby in March and I am going to make a baby quilt for her baby. I bought the fabric last weekend and a pattern for a rag quilt. Another Newbie Moment. I've never worked with flannel before. I've never made a rag quilt. I've never used a McCall pattern before. Yep, this is going to go well...LOL.



I also bought myself some more fabric. Because I really don't have enough fabric...(ya, uh



And momma newbie and I are almost done our part of the row robin. Both of our squares are done and squared up. (newbie moment. I think somewhere along the way I forgot you were suppose to square everything once I had all my individual 6 squares all done. I just started sewing them all together. YEP!! That didn't work out so well, lol. So I ripped them all out ( only a few bad words were spoken during that process) and squared them all up.)



Well, I think it is time to make myself a nice hot cup of tea and then maybe a nap. :-)