Posts filed under ‘quilting’
It’s Sunday at 12:30 and I am gearing up for an afternoon of sewing. I’m watching the movie Towelhead which is turning out to be pretty disturbing. Not yet sure if I would recommend it.
Here are some quilts I am really inspired by. I love anything that breaks away from the typical quilt block. To me, these quilts represent the new school of quilting. Not that I don’t love some vintage-style quilts, but there is just something so fresh about these.
Making it Sell, Etsy
Liz Jaff quilts
more Liz Jaff
more Gee’s Bend
Summer House in Snow by Edrica Huws
Park in Barcelona by Edrica Huws
Khiphofia – Red Hot Pokers by Edrica Huws
Though I meant to post many times this weekend, I had a fairly computer-free past three days. I think I need that every once in a while. I have three completely unrelated pictures to post tonight.
The first is in honor of the holiday. I saw this mural on the back of a building in Venice and it really struck me (even though the reason for it is pretty literal since the building is on the corner of Lincoln and Rose streets). But, hey, I’ll take literal murals any day.
Ok, the second picture is back to my quilt. Me and this quilt really did not get along this weekend. I finished the quilt top sometime last week and finished the back on Sunday morning. The actual sandwiching is always my least favorite part, especially with a quilt as large as this one. My seam ripper was my best friend on Sunday night. I think it took me two hours to undo a mistake that took me 30 seconds to make. Oh well. So goes quilting. Regardless of our tiff, I love this quilt and really hope you will too. Here is a second sneak peek…
And this third picture was just too sad not to share. My roommate Kina’s mom makes lots of cookies every Valentine’s Day and this year I was lucky enough to get one. It was beautiful and I couldn’t wait to get a snap of it before eating it. Unfortunately, my purse got the best of this cookie that was once so full of love. =(
But not to worry. Dan and I actually had a fantastic V day together and despite the omen of the Kinamomcookie we are going strong.
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Here is a sneak peek of the quilt I am working on. Fingers crossed for finishing it by Sunday.
I love these colors!
Both my logo (see the blog header) and the concept for this quilt were fueled by the John Mayer cover of Jimi Hendrix’s song “Bold as Love”. Just awesome…
My mom and grandma gave me a sewing machine two Christmases ago. It sat alone in the top of my closet for months. The thought of using it scared me. I was sure I would fail by making something that was ugly, crooked, and unwanted. But a design came to my head and I drove to Joann’s (a new frontier for me) one day on a whim. I picked out seven (stupidly expensive) fabrics, bought two yards of each, and took about five months to make my first quilt. I still love each of those fabrics like they are my children or something. I am trying not to run out of any of them and try to use a little bit of at least one of them in every sewing project that I do. I decided early in the making of the quilt that it would be for me, and that I would not give it as a gift. I just really liked it and wanted to keep it as a show of my first sewing project. Also, it is quite flawed. It lays on my bed kind of like when businesses frame and hang their first dollar on the wall behind the counter. (And yes, I am 22 with a twin bed =).
I love the idea that I will always have it and that it will be passed down to my future kids as their mom’s first quilt. I like that I made something that keeps me warm. I like even more when I see it keeping my boyfriend warm-but I am still not going to give it to him (his will come soon!).