Thursday, July 12, 2012

S E W I N G - Quilting


I have been so in l o v e with sewing as of late. 
I mean, I always love to sew but lately 
I feel extra creative and  really 
enjoying the entire process. 
from picking out the fabric to 
laying out or designing the pattern, 

(almost feel like a designer)

maybe I missed my calling... 
although I am only Thirty Something, 
I probably haven't missed anything


We are supposed to design a name tag to wear at 
our guild meetings... 

Hello my name is...
So here is mine, 
I used fabric from my stash... 
It is only 4 x 3 so it is pretty small. 
I am going to put a grommet into it and
and stick it on a silver chain. 


This is the back. 
It would be my nod to 
the wonky log cabin
I LOVE my my little VW vans.... 

These might just be the worst photos in history....


The other thing that I made was this AMAZINGINGLY 
HUGE wonky Star wall-hanging. 
I saw it somewhere on Pinterest and decided I needed 
to make that. 
I am actually going to be entering it in the Sussex County State Fair. 

(If I get it done) 
I still have to back it and bind it and quilt it. 
When it is complete I will get some close up shots of it. 
It has a Star in a Star in a Star. 
The original I saw did not have the tiny
star in the middle square.




I also Made a Quilt for my Mom and Dad for their Anniversary. 
I made that in 2 days.
I planned on taking about a week, 
but life happened and I needed to get it done in a hurry. 

I captured the goings on with my phone...
Here I am piecing away.


Stitching on the very adorable binding... 
(and if you don't know how to make your own binding, 
please tell me, I would love to teach you how.) 



I adore pieced backs... 

So here is the back 
Sorry, I should have taken it outside and hung it on the clothesline but
I was on a very tight time schedule...  


The Front. 
I used Cluck Cluck Sews
Stars and Stripes Quilt and made it a Throw Size




My Mom and Dad really liked it. 
I was  pleased that I finished it. 
and even got it quilted... 
I just did a simple line quilting. 


anyway, I have been busy sewing all summer, 
what have you been up too? 

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7 comments:

Paul said...

Nice work, Aim'....like your style! I should commission some work from you!! ;)

maggie may said...

i'm going to send you money and you're going to make something oh-so-lovely for me because i am green with envy at your cuteness.
and your fabric choices. you've got an eye, girl!

Amy said...

Haha. Thanks, your too too kind.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love quilts but sadly have only made two of them. You've got some fabulous sewing skills!

melintheattic said...

I didn't get to tell you tonight how much I love the wonky star quilt. I can't wait to try some stars of my own now.

brianticsblog said...

Ok... I'm sensing a craft club starting. I miss it!!! So glad I met you today. LOve the blog, so consider me your newest follower...

Brianne

Jen said...

Love Love Love Love!! That name tag is officially the CUTEST! And that wonky quilt?!? amazing

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