Monthly Archives: June 2014

Working On The Quilting For My Second Crazy Quilt

I’m quilting this masterpiece, and I’ve done stippling, quilting decorative stitches, some fancy heirloom quilting, and now I’m just adding more thread! I really think there has to at least by 3000 yards in this quilt. That’s kind of a lot of thread isn’t it?

Finished My Fabric Bowl!

I finished my fabric bowl! Now that I feel all refreshed to sew, I’m not sure if I want to knock out one more bowl or do some quilting on my crazy quilt. I think I’ll continue on with the quilting on the crazy quilt, but I kind of want to work on something new and refreshing! We’ll see what happens when I sit at my sewing machine!

Doing Some Yard Work Instead Of Sewing

Since I don;t really feel inspired to sew anything, I figured I would rampage through the yard! I ended up going to my Dad’s old house he is trying to sell and work on cutting down a tree that is a little too overgrown. After only a few minor cuts and abrasions, the tree is about half way down. Now my arms are really sore from using the hand saw, but at least now I feel mildly motivated to sew something, yet at the same tme, too tired to sew something.

Even Though I Am On Hiatus… Crazy Quilt 3

I know it doesn’t look like much, but it is the start of another crazy quilt. Even though I am taking a break from sewing, I cannot stop all together. I work for a sewing machine shop, so I had a crazy quilt class to teach, and I started work on this! I’m pretty excited that I don;t have to do anything else to it for a month. Haha. I’m doing it with the class, so I can take a break between now and the next class! However, I am excited to see how it turns out! I’m just using up a lot of scraps and some older fat quarters! Wish me luck!

If you’re close to the Northwest Indiana Area, you can still sign up for the class! I’m doing a makeup class later this month for the first class. Then it is once a month for the next 3 months! Let me know if anyone wants to sign up! I still have room!

Confessions of a Quilt-aholic: Taking A Break

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Now, everyone who knows me knows that I sew, and I sew a lot! However, these past few days, I feel like I just haven’t wanted to sew. Now, grant it, I have been busy. I had to cut a couple of limbs off of a tree and do some yard work, but I just haven’t wanted to sew afterwards like I normally do. It’s not that I am lacking inspiration, but I’m just not really that into getting some sewing done. I think maybe I need a break. The last time I took a break was because I lacked creativity, but this time I think it is because I lack drive. I think I need to take some time off of sewing and recharge my battery. Not sure what I am going to do in the meantime, but hopefully it will be something interesting! I figure a week dedicated to actual blogging will be a nice respite.

What does everyone else do to recharge their battery?

I Stepped On A Needle… It Hurt!

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Ouch! It hurt! I never thought it would happen to me! I read all of these things on the internet about people who have stepped on needles, and I thought, “Eh, I’m sure it hurt a little!” Turns out, it hurts a lot! It went sideways into my heel. I have shag carpet in my sewing room, and the needle was sticking up at an angle, and then I got up to iron something, and straight in it went. I’m not even sure how it got on the floor. I guess I have been mildly neglectful of where I put my needles, but no I always make sure they are back in the magnetic bowl! Never again! Although, I’m not going to lie, I’m sure I’ll only be militant with my needle placement for a couple of weeks and then forget about it, but darn that did hurt! Hopefully I learned my lesson.

PS. I got it out, but I won’t go into detail about how. Kind of gory for a quilting blog!

Started Quilting My Second Crazy Quilt

I started the quilting on my second crazy quilt last night! I have it all pinned and started to stipple the borders. I’m going to do some fun asymmetrical quilting in each of the blocks just to add some depth. Then I’ll just quilt around the embroideries so they pop out looking three dimensional. I can;t wait to tech the class on how to make one of these at the shop I work at! It starts Wednesday if anyone wants to sign up!

Started The Piecing On My New Quilt

I started working on the piecing of my new quilt. I’m calling it a modified rail fence quilt. I have to add in a few 9 patch blocks, and a few solid squares as well. I just love the way the colors blend together! I think I might add in a bit more purple to it. We’ll see though. I still have a lot of strip pieced strata to cut into blocks. Hopefully I’ll have something to post later tonight! Wish me luck!

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