Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's Your Favorite Part of the Quilt Process?

I have finally machine sewn the binding on the baby quilt I have mentioned in the past couple of posts. I am looking forward to the quiet time I will enjoy tonight after my babies are in bed when I can cuddle up on the sofa with the quilt, needle and thread. Hand sewing the binding is my favorite part of the quilt process.

Don't get me wrong. I love picking out my next project, fondling the new, unwashed fabric and cutting every piece in anticipation of putting it back together into something brand new. But there is nothing like putting those last stitches into your quilt! It is such a personal thing. And the sense that a project is complete.... well that is fantastic! As the Queen of the UFO, I don't get to feel that sense of accomplishment enough!

Well, off to finish up the evening with my babes before I get to enjoy an evening of Drop Dead Diva and binding my quilt. What's your favorite part of the quilting process?

Happy Quilting!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time to quilt!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

So I missed having the quilt completed by the baby shower. I am very sad about that. However, the little one hasn't arrived yet, so I still have time. The top has been completed and sandwiched. Time to set up the table for a day of quilting!

If I didn't already have a time crunch for this baby quilt to keep me motivated, I have two new projects that I am itching to start. One is a "quilt as you go" quilt sampler strongly inspired by Amanda Jean's blog post last week and the other is a 30's quilt from Eleanor Burns book Egg Money Quilts! Because, what the Queen of UFO's really needs..... are two new projects.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Back to the Sewing Room...

I have been away from my blog and my sewing room for months! This past week I've been on a mission for a beautiful baby who will be arriving in my family sometime in the next couple of weeks. I have 5 days to put the top together, sandwich, quilt and bind before the Shower. My job and beautiful children may get in the way :) Wish me luck!!

More updates are coming soon, but here are the pics to prove I am back at the sewing machine today.

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!