Saturday, January 21, 2012
I posted about starting a Farmer's Wife Quilt a few weeks ago and have completed a whopping 7 blocks! Through this experience I have determined 2 things. Number one, I hate working with itty bitty pieces of fabric. It makes me crazy and it's very frustrating to work with. Number two, I may not be cut out to be a Farmer's Wife. I love the patterns and I love the look of a sampler quilt. I just wish the blocks finished a bit larger! At this rate, the farm may be years in the making! In the meantime, Im going to cut out another quilt to work on today! Have a good Saturday.
Posted by Lorri at 4:23 AM
Friday, January 13, 2012
Jensen Nicholas Clark McEneaney has arrived from heaven. He weighs in at 7lbs 3 oz, has blonde hair, his mothers lips and daddys nose. He is a healthy little boy and looks just like his big brother! Congratulations to my beautiful daughter who did fantastic! My wonderful son in law who was right by her side. Pauline and Paddy in Ireland, we miss you! Wish you were here for this beautiful event.
Posted by Lorri at 3:40 AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I love working with charm packs! They are such a time saver for me and I love the fact I do not have to waste fabric. I finally decided to use some of my Ruby stash on this cute little baby quilt. A friend at work found out Friday she was having a little girl and I have been dying to make a sweet little quilt! I am using a pattern I found on Moda bakeshop, it was such a simple quilt to sew together and I love that!
This is the back of the quilt. The pattern I was using showed the flower on the front of the quilt, but I thought It would look better on the back. Ruby is such a great line of fabrics and have several more ideas in mind. I also started my Farmers Wife quilt Sunday and will be using some Ruby on it as well.
I planned to have this little jewel quilted Sunday afternoon, but I was so busy with other things I ran out of time. My new grandson will be making his arrival tomorrow, so not sure how much sewing time I will get in this weekend. His big brother will need looking after. School starts Monday and with 12 hours this semester, plus a full time job....my sewing time will be limited for a few months. Hoping to finish this and make some time for a few blocks each week to finish my Farmer quilt. I am also practicing free motion quilting on my new machine. Looks like I have a really busy year ahead!
What are you working on?
Posted by Lorri at 5:04 PM
Saturday, January 7, 2012
As you can see we have several farmers in this family! Today, I recieved my copy of the Farmer's Wife quilt. I cant wait to get started on it. I have been following several blogs who are making this quilt and very inspired by the different color ways that have been chosen. I have alot of Ruby on hand, so think I will use that and then possibly a fall color scheme as well. I know this will be a year long project and plan to take my time. I also will be signing up for the Dear Jane BOM. This is at least a 2 year project, but such a work of art to create. Currently I am working on a really cute baby quilt for a co-worker, she is expecting a baby girl soon. Was so happy to make a girl quilt for a change. I have had a rash of boys lately! Have a great Sunday and enjoy the day!
Posted by Lorri at 8:06 PM
I am up early this morning ! My daughter and I are taking a little trip to Quitman,Texas today to visit Stitchen Heaven! I have been looking forward to this trip all week long. I didnt want to drive that far by myself, so daughter #1 said she would go with me. Cant wait to look at all the wonderful kits and BOM programs. And Moda!!! And any other little notion I can find that I need. I know I should stay home and practice on my free motion quilting, but this might be the only chance I have to travel for a while with a new baby on the way! Have a great Saturday, I have to put on my stitching boots!
Posted by Lorri at 4:39 AM
Sunday, January 1, 2012
I am a little behind on my New Year projects! My goal was to have this finished before today.
I got up early and started the binding this morning. I just love this little quilt. I made it with Moda Hometown fabric. The backing is the barbershop dots, I thought it needed the extra bit of color.
Posted by Lorri at 3:34 PM