Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quilting Spree

It's been a while since I posted last but then it's been a very busy winter. I didn't stop my sewing activity though. There were some weeks of inactivity but I've been able to complete some projects that I just love.

At the end of last year I was able to purchase a tie pattern that is super easy to make and so cute. I've made 2 ties so far for my little guy one for Thanksgiving and another for Christmas.

And speaking of Christmas, one of my gifts was a walking foot! I used it to finish quilting my Petit Fours table runner! I love how it turned out! I specifically made it for the dining table but it ended up looking great on my piano so I guess I'll have to make another one for my table. lol

I loved how the table runner made the piano and items on it look so much better I decided I needed something for my coffee table. I found this mini in an All People Quilt magazine. It was very fun to make since it was my first time doing these kinds of quilt blocks, very labor intensive, lots of pressing and cutting. I made a lot of "design decisions" with this one but I love how it came out.
"A Little Star Struck"
Finally, last but definitely not least, I finished my first large quilt! This was the quilt I started to make in the quilting class I took in January of '09 to learn how to sew. At the end of last summer I finally took the top to my teacher for her to quilt. She got it back to me in no time and I finally got around to putting on the binding. I finished it last week just in time for the purpose I wanted it to be used for....Family Movie Night!!