Monthly Archives: November 2013

Death of A Sewing Machine

I’m sad to announce that my Brother sewing machine has passed away. I literally ran it into the ground while quilting. It overheated and melted art of the inside. I knew it was getting old, but I thought I would have more time with it, but I did find a janome I liked, so I’m going to order that later this week, but until then, I’ll just try to use my other machines, even though neither of them quilted as well.

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I’m Quilting The Pond…

I’ve been watching a lot of Doctor Who recently, and I feel like Amy Pond and I could have been good friends! Speaking of Ponds, I’m going to be quilting the Pond Quilt for my old neighbor. She was the one who hemmed my communion pants when I was in second grade, and I cannot wait to finish it and give it to her for Christmas! Hopefully I’ll finish the quilting today! It’s only a 75″ by 55″ throw, so I might even get around to the binding today! Wish me luck!

Finished The Quilting On Margie’s Quilt!

Yesterday I was schlepping away on this beast of a quilt. I also managed to make some amazing meatballs for Thanksgiving Dinner! In-between my moments of cooking, I had moments of quilting! I quilted the entire thing last night, and today at some point I’ll put on the binding! I’ll post some better pictures once I do that! Until then, enjoy this beauty! I just did some random stippling, and I like the way it turned out! The back is made out of scrap fabric, and it’s… unique! We’ll just all focus on the top!

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I’ve Shown You Mine… Now Show Me Yours!

Everyone has seen mine, now let me see yours! I want to do a once a week thing where I show off your work! I’ve made some quilts, but I know you’re making them too! It only seems fair! So send your quilts, and your website if you have one, or even your Etsy shop, and I’ll post a couple every week! Sounds fun to me!

Email me your pictures! Please make sure they are appropriate!

EricTheQuilter@gmail.com

 

Another Quilt Design… Voided Space

void quilt pattern

I imagined this pattern while bored to death in the hospital. I was going for a¬†pixelated space kind of thing. Strange concept I know but, it would make a marvelous scrap quilt. I’m always looking for a project to use up my scraps. I’ll just cut all of the scraps into 2 by 2, 2 by 3.5, or 2 by 5 inch scraps. The just randomly piece with a background fabric mostly comprised of larger pieces by also some cut to same small dimensions. Then I’ll just sew some clusters together and then sew it with the larger pieces of black. I’m very excited for this! First Though I must quilt Margie’s Quilt before I design any new ones.

New Line Of Quilt Designs…

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Still working on a name, but I can tell everyone that currently I am designing a set of quilts to be ready for the new year. They are going to be nerd themed, and so far on the docket we have:

  • Doctor Who
  • Mario
  • Zelda
  • Pokemon
  • Outlaw Star
  • Big O
  • Gundam Wing
  • Sudoku
  • Tetris
  • and a few more I’m still debating on!

So tell me internet readers, what else would you like to see me make?

New Quilt Design

As I said earlier in a post, I did quite a few random quilt designs while in the hospital. I decided to take a break from sewing and to throw this design onto paint to see how it would look. It still needs some work. I might modify the 9 patch blocks to make the ripples appear rounder. I’m not quite sure yet. It is supposed to be a pebble being skipped across the water, so I would do dark blue and indigo fabrics for the dark water, light blue for the ripples, and then applique a pebble in the one corner. What does everyone think? Try to ignore the obvious grid.

Skipping Pebble Quilt

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