Monday, February 26, 2007

Another one down...



I finished my second quilt this weekend. I am really loving this one. I fell in love with the fabric and I think it just set off really nicely against the different white tone on tone's that I used. Just a simple Irish Chain, but i'm still learning.

I'm leaving on Friday to head to Japan, sans DH, for a week with my favorite gal and her son whom I have not met yet as he was just born in August. I'm excited to go but am not thoroughly ecstatic about the 14 hour plane ride. And that's only one flight out of the three it will take me to get there. I was trying to think of something I can do with all that time, other than watch dvd's and drink (did you know alcohol is free on international flights?!), and I'm seriously thinking about trying to start a Grandmother's Flower Garden with paper piecing. It can't be that difficult can it? Although paper piecing when trying to be drunk and sleep through the flight could prove hard. Hmmm.

Also, the quilt show this past weekend was AMAZING! I totally dragged along a friend from work who, hopefully, enjoyed it as much as I did. There was some amazing talent present at this thing. And fabric, oh, the fabric. I wanted to buy it all, but only came home with a few fat quarters and a ton of ideas. I snapped a load of photos, but this quilt in particular really captured my attention and I want to share it. How does someone even go about starting to make a quilt like this. It's so intense! I wish I could show you the detail on this thing, it blows my mind. The colors are wonderful too!
Anyway, i've got a load of laundry, aka recently purchased fabric, in the washer, so i've got to go. Later taters.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Moving right along...

And, we have photos! Of one small piece of said random squares sewn together from cardboard pattern. The whole thing is too huge for me to figure out how to photograph. It's about a king size or more. I just didn't know when to stop.



And also, of my very first "real" quilt top that I learned in my first class. We did rail fence and I found it pretty fun. I also figured out how to miter corners all on my own. Okay, i had some help from these gals. But anyway...



It's not much, I know, but it's mine and it's all done. I'm working on an Irish Chain pattern right now that we learned in our second class. I found some really amazing fabric for it and I am super excited to get it done.
I've been working on my master's degree, so tomorrow is a really long day for me, work 11-6, class 7-10. Boo hiss, I am sure I won't have time to finish it tomorrow. Looking forward to this weekend off to sew and visit the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

new to this

I recently got way into a new hobby, quilting, which in turn got me way into reading about other people and their quilting. You see where this is going. So, now I'll be a quilter, although not a very good one yet, who blogs about it.
I've always sewn and I have, on occasion, sewn squares of fabric together which I cut out with a piece of cardboard as my template. But I've been taking a class, and now I kind of know what I'm doing with the whole cutting up fabric and putting it back together thing.
I've finished just one top and i'm hard at work finishing up a second. I've been to the fabric store one too many times in the past week, but i guess that's okay. It's for the sake of the stash, right?