Monthly Archives: August 2013

Collection of What I Have Made in 13 Months!

This is just a collection of what I have made this year!

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Confessions of A Quilt-aholic – The Oppression of Scraps

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Does anyone else feel like their scraps are coming to get them! I do! I try to cut so geometrically that I am left with minimal scraps! I literally figure out my block pattern by seeing how much of each fabric I have. That degree I’ve almost finished in Financial Mathematics, and my love of Geometry make planning out a quilt quite easy!  I try my best not to have scraps and I still have quite a few! I take my scraps from each quilt and put then in a ziplock bag and put the name of the quilt on each bag and the month and year I made it. This way, if I need a scrap for something, I can find it quite easily by remembering what quilt it was in and then just find the bag! I also love doing a nice scrap quilt to help dwindle my scrap collection! Continue reading

Etsy zelda Quilt Update! Aug 9th

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Finally made some progress on this quilt! After a week of mild setbacks, I made quite a bit of headway this week. After a broken AC which made ironing quite annoying, and the treads on my machine not working properly. There was a hunk of thread stuck in the back of the treads under the plate, so I had to do quite a bit of digging to find it, and vacuumed it out! I love my shop vac, it is the only thing powerful enough to get everything out. I really should clean my machine more often! Haha! One of these days, right?

Anyhow, this quilt is my first Etsy sale, and I want it to be perfect, and I didn’t want to half-ass any part of it. So I waited until my conditions improved and now I rocked it amazingly! I love the way they greys come together and make a weathered stone feel. The last one I did was supposed to be a weathered landscape look, so I used greens, browns, and greys. That gave the illusion of mossy rocks and dirt, but this grey stone one is equally as beautiful! I’m really proud of it, and I cannot wait to finish it and get it in the mail for my first customer! I hope she’ll love it!!!

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Started The Background!

I feel so far behind were I would like to be on this quilt. The air conditioning broke at my townhouse, and it is just too hot and humid to sit here and iron fabric all day. Gross! Today is much better though and I started doing the background for this quilt. I’ve decided to go and find a slate grey that will help those light grey pieces blend better, so when I leave the house later, I will go on and find some! I’m really excited!

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