Friday, October 31, 2014

My first quilt

Well, it's been a year since I've got the quilting bug and since then I have completed 2 quilts, 1 table runner, some quilted bags, a wall hanger that still needs to be finish, 3 quilts basted, 2 tops finished, and 2 tops almost done. I think that's quite an accomplishment, especially because my full-time job (as a SAHM) doesn't leave me much time left. 

So, I realized that I haven't posted any photos of my first quilt yet, so I would like to share it with you, because I think it's a great Fall/Winter quilt. 




 I just love that back fabric, so much so that I used it for the lining and pocket of my daughter's backpack (I'll post about that another time). 
 
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Happy sewing!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Log Cabin forever.

Here is a sneak peak of the project that is taking up my whole -little- sewing time. A little baby blanket for my new nephew. 
Chain piecing helps speed up the process, but it still is a very time consuming project. 


Deciding on a layout:



These log cabins take a lot of time, plus I'm a little OCD with their direction. I had to re-do some blocks (after these photos were taken) to make sure everything was sewn in the same direction and placed in the same direction also. See? OCD!

Anyways, I made half of these blocks a little while ago, got a little burned out with how long it was taking, so I took a little time off to work on other things. I just went back on working on these again, with a mind set of enjoying the process. To be honest, it really didn't take as long to work on the second half and I did enjoyed it - or still am, since it still not done. I think taking the pressure off my shoulders helped a lot. I guess I'll finish it when I finish it. :) 




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Splurging on some fabrics

I splurged on some goodies this past weekend and I'm so excited! Cotton and Steel fabrics and some aurifil thread -not in picture. What should they turn into? I'm thinking 60° triangles? Or HST? Don't know yet, but I can't wait to use them. 



Saturday, October 18, 2014

On the works

Here are some things I'm working on lately. 


 
Now, I'm on the process of finishing the back of these tops and then onto quilting. Any quilting ideas? FMQ, straight lines, echo?
Have a great weekend!




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My dark studio, but I love it.

We have recently moved from a downtown loft to a neighborhood house in the burbs. Two kids life demands. I was afraid of this big change, but when I thought of the possibility to have a studio space again, then I couldn't move sooner. The unfinished basement is pretty clean and spacious, so I was totally fine setting up shop there. There is a perfect little room sectioned off and now I call it my own area where my kids are kinda not allowed. Kinda because I do want them around to get interested in sewing, but I also want some me time there with little interruptions. We also worked on a play area for the girls in the "room" next door. This way I'm right next to them, but doing some sewing. 
Here is a look of my space -and sneak peak of my WIPs. I still hope on doing some work on the studio, but it works for now. 




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New toy for mama.

I have been sewing in my Husqvarna Viking Madison for almost 9 years and love how simple and easy is to use and care for her. It's a super reliable machine. My husband gave me that on our second Christmas and I just love to sew on it, but since I started quilting and actually since a long time ago when I used my sewing friend and mentor semi-industrial Juki, I've been wanting one for my collection. I am used to industrial sewing machines, so I would love to have a fast straight stitch, with knee lever, and bigger space to use for my projects. This year, my loving husband gave me a Juki 2010Q for our 10th anniversary. He knows me so well. And I love it! This machine sews very smooth - fast and quiet. I love the thread cutting and needle up/down features. I'm still figuring out the threader, sometimes I get it, sometimes I don't, but most importantly, it quilts very nice. Now I can leave one machine set up for piecing and my Juki for quilting. How fun?! I'm feeling so fancy. 


Okay, don't judge! I'm still learning to free-motion quilt. :)
What do you sew on?

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Reappearance

Hello there!
If you read my blog you might have seen this table runner before, but here it is at it's final destination. I've made it for my in-laws and without even knowing, it was a perfect match for their hutch. I'm actually proud of my work as they said that they always get compliments for it. Plus it is so easy to make, just 4 blocks that finished at 12" with 1" sashing and borders. I wanted the Greek cross design and the colors chosen (blues, greens, white and sand) to remind them of their time in Greece. What do you think? 




Happy sewing!
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