Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Free Fabric!

So it's fabric scraps. Who cares, it's FREE! I love being the newest (and youngest) person in my quilt guild. They take good care of me by giving me guidance when needed and giving me their unwanted fabric. 

I have never been one to sew a lot. I dabble in lots of crafts, but have never mastered one. I absolutely LOVE quilting! I love going to the fabric store and seeing all the different fabrics and imagining all the possibilities. I'm slowly working on building my fabric stash. So I welcome any and all donations. 

Our quilt guild makes baby/toddler quilts and gives them to a local organization in town. I think I will take these scraps and use them for a couple of blankets to be donated. It won't be right away because I have 2 projects to finish by May. But when they are done I will be digging into these scraps and creating something wonderful!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fabric Eye Candy & New Quilt

I fell in love with this fabric as soon as I saw it! It's totally random and has all the colors of the rainbow in it! Now what am I going to use it for? Well that's part of my secret project. So stay tuned and all will be revealed before summer.

I bought these fabrics for a patriotic wall hanging awhile back. I finally took some time this past weekend to figure out what I wanted to do. I didn't just want to border the picture in strips, I wanted something different for myself. I'm a new quilter and am ready to expand my skills.

I found the star pattern in a quilt magazine and altered it to fit my block size. I have NEVER read a quilt pattern before, much less altered one! This came out perfect the first time around! I was so pleased! I can't wait to finish my other project so I can work on this one full time!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sneak Peek of Current Project

Here is a peek at my current project. This is a gift for somebody special in my life. For fear of them actually reading my blog I will say no more. I will post a final picture after it is given to that special person.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Great Embroidery Video

I did a little embroidery as a kid, but fell in love with cross stitch. Before Christmas I embroidered some quilt blocks and loved having the portability of taking my hand sewn items with me to work on at lunch, doctors appointments, long trips, or just watching tv. I stumbled on this embroidery video and decided to post it here for myself and anybody else out there interested in learning.

Embroidery Basics

If anybody knows how to make the above link a little thumbnail image of the video please let me know.