Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Dress Quilt

Stitched this down during my Fall quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago. Got it quilted, bound & even put a hanging sleeve on it (my first hanging sleeve ever!) this week. Got it hung up this afternoon. 

The designer is Cherry Blossoms Quilting & the title of the pattern is The Dress. 

I'm pretty pleased with the results. Especiallly the fact that all the fabric except the back came from my stash. 

I think this may be my first full finish of 2015!  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jean Quilt

I saved jeans for a couple of years to make this one!!! My first string quilt, inspired by a friend who did a jean string!
It took a TON of fabric. I love it though. Can't wait to use it. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

More Aurora!

Here are all of the arch pieces are sewn together (comprised of white half circle centre, flying geese, & New York beauties). 

I still have to see them to the centre star. 

Wish me luck!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Getting There!

Sixteen arches & 16 sets of flying geese made. 

I was able to get the four corner pieces put together. Here is how they look up (but not yet sewn) with the rest of the top. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sew Much Fun!

I'm just sewing my fingers off & having sew much fun doing it!

I've finished all the arches. The big ones (pictured here) took an hour a piece. That's 12 hours on the large arches alone! And there were 4 smaller ones too! But I have to say that I loved every minute of it! 

I made a couple of mistakes with the colours. Four times I grabbed & sewed in the wrong colour & continued on without noticing the error until the end. I've decided that I can live with it. 

Now that I've finished the arches, I've moved on the flying geese. Are t these lovely? There's 16 of them to make, but they go MUCH faster than the arches. 

Once they're trimmed, they'll be inserted into the arches like this:

I'd be lying to say that I wasn't nervous about it all coming together well. But I'll cross that bridge when I get there. Right now, I'm just totally loving the process. And the colours. I really, really love the colours!!! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Another Aurora Update - First Arch Done!

Oh, I could get very addicted to paper piecing! I just loved making this arch! A good thing, too, considering I've got 11 more large ones & 8 small ones to make. 

As you can see, I still have to trim it down to the 1/4" seam. 

Here's the pattern cover for reference. 

Hoping to get another arch or two done today! 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cutting Done!

Took a long time, but it sure looks pretty. 

Next step is to put them into sewing order for the arches. Can't wait!