Monthly Archives: July 2010

Watercolors

I got some wonderful watercolor printed fabrics for Christmas earlier this year. I later added some orange, yellow, & brown to the stash. They have been sitting, waiting on the right pattern. I finally found one a while backย  so I started cutting these up late last week. I only have about half of the strips cut up for squares. Out of the cut strips, I put about 10 of them together Sat night to see what they would look like.

This is the end result:

I really like the way they turned out. 2 contrasting strips are put together to make 2 squares. So every square has an opposite mate. I am hoping that the abundance of fabric and the pairings of them I made will allow for a lot of different color combinations. There are a lot more colors. Blues, greens, purples, etc…I will post some more pictures when I get some different colored ones sewn together.

The colors are very rich looking in person. The cooler blues & greens with the warm yellows & oranges look really neat in person.

These are small squares. Only 6″ when finished. I don’t remember my chicken scratch math but I believe I have enough fabric/strips/future squares to potentially make a king size quilt out of these prints.

This one will be in progress for a while. These 10 little squares took me an hour or two to sew up. This is definately a sew and press project. You have to press the middle section before you can sew on the outside strips. Time consuming. I don’t thinkย  CSI on the tv helps much either!

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Spongebob Finished

I finished the quilting on this last week and finally remembered to get pictures tonight before the sun went down.

I machine pieced and machine quilted. It was a much better experience than the first quilt that I machine quilted. After playing with my tension for about an hour I finally got the hang of it and got it finished in a weekend.

This was the first one that I have spray basted and it was awesome compared to pins!! I used a low loft batting and I had no problems once I figured out my tension.

Its about 60″x60″.Perfect size for a little girl to snuggle up in. (I hope so anyway!!!)

Front:

Another shot of the front:

Shot of the back: (The back was Alans design!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Another shot of the back:

Label that I made:

Look at all of that blue binding! I think that has become my favorite part! Its when you know you are almost done! ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t wait to see what she thinks about it!!!

I have started a couple more since finishing this. One is on the back burner till I get some more fabric for it. The other one I am cutting and sewing now. Too many hobbies and not enough time in the day!!! HAHAHA!!!!

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