Sunday, September 29, 2013

Welcome Back, Sewing Mojo!!

My sewing mojo ran away from home back in August.  Fortunately, she decided to come home last weekend so I have been getting lots done and loving every minute of it.

When my guild was collecting quilts for Oklahoma tornado victims, we were taking pictures and posting on Flickr.  One particular quilt caught my eye so I decided to try my hand at creating my own version.  I had recently received a fat quarter bundle from a dear friend on the quilt forum (Thanks Debra!)  and decided it would be perfect for this little experiment.  I cut strips, sewed them together, and then cut at an angle...learning experience....I wasted a bit of fabric, but all in all, I think it turned out pretty cute.  It's baby quilt size, and I am going to send it to a museum in Colorado that is collecting quilts for flood victims.

I have been working on a baby quilt for the new granddaughter of a good friend.  I had planned to have the quilt finished by the time little Callie was born, but since my sewing mojo ran away I am a bit behind.  I had the top made weeks ago, sandwiched it last weekend, and started quilting yesterday.  I am learning free motion quilting and did a lot on both of these little quilts.  I think I am getting better, more comfortable with it, etc.  I used Little Red Riding Hood fabric and a bunch of coordinating fabrics....lots of fun and can't wait to see it finished....I'm really loving it! I used a serpentine (stretched out zig zag) stitch in the sashing and like how that looks.  Here is just a sneak peek...

I bought a red and white stripe to use as the binding for this quilt months ago, but I can't find it.  I may have to come up with Plan B if I get the quilting done today - still got lots of tails to bury, etc...a few areas I want to rip out and try again....LOL  But maybe by next weekend, I will be ready to bind....