Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Color Wash Quilting

This is a small colorwash quilt that I had so much fun making. 
I first cut out my background fabric and fusible batting to the size I wanted the quilt to be mine is about 18in x 18in. Then I took scrapes of fabric in the colors that I wanted to use and cut them into approx. 1 inch pieces, mostly squares. Place all the 1 inch pieces on the fusible batting over lapping the fabric is a must to make sure that all the batting is covered, you do not want a fusible iron, eek. Once covered the the magic begins, iron down and up not side to side, down and up steam helps alot. Now take it to your sewing machine and quilt that sucker however you want just make sure that the quilting is 1/4 of and inch or less. For the edge I used a satin stitch with a small stitch length. 




The idea is not mine but I found it on a website called Exuberant Color by Wanda Hanson her site is filled with so much eye candy you might go into overload this is her website: http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/search/label/batiks

I am working on another Color Wash quilt that will be made with my long arm. I plan on using a Lapel Pen to glue my fabric down and then I am going to go crazy with swirls. I can't wait to show you.
To Be Continued:



Just a bit of the past

 This one is one of my first designed piece with free motion quilting inside of the design, I marked the circles and star outline. This is one of my favorite whole cloth quilted piece.








 Here is a practice piece my husband says it looks like a western shirt. After he said that all I can see is a western shirt. 


They are both sewn with a variegated thread, I love the effect.


 and this is Annabelle



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Log Cabin Sew Along

I have finished my Log Cabin Mini Quilt, wish me luck.

swirls
feathers
inside
outside 

The backside of the quilt top, I ironed all the seams open. I do not yet have a preference on ironing the seams open or pressing to the darkside. My overall quilting is very dense so it helps to have a very flat surface. What do you perfer and why?
:)

Happy New Year
Have you noticed all of the new year sew alongs? I always want to do them all, but the one that appealed to me is the "She Can Sew Sewalong" you can follow it on Facebook: The SewCanShe Sewcialites or 
on her blog @ www.sewcanshe.com/blog 



This is my start to a mini quilt.
The quilt along is also a contest for a $50 prize to the Fat Quarter Shop, the contest ends January 29th. So much fun :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Guys


Here are my sweet guys, Wayland is my oldest he is 7, Wyatt is my baby he is 4 and Eddie is the love of my life, he takes care of me and makes me laugh. I love my life and all of my guys. Some days I feel like I am in heaven.
Wayland and Eddie

Wyatt

Eddie: My sweet husband