Friday, May 18, 2012

Today in My Sewing Room

I was a busy, busy little bee today.  I started off working on Month 2 of Amish with a Twist.  But wait ... what about Month 1?  Never fear .... I did it Monday .... LOL

Month One of Amish with a Twist

I really like these solid colors.  I've never made a quilt like this before and so far it's been pretty fun.

Month Two of Amish with a Twist

Next I dug out a container of blocks I made quite a long time ago.  I'm not even exactly sure how long ... Anyway, I started putting those together.  It's turning out OK.  Some of the blocks aren't quite square, so it's a little bit of a challenge to get together.  This pattern is called "All Paths Lead Home" and it was a kit from Connecting Threads.

The last thing I did today was dig out some Farmer's Wife blocks I had cut out and put those together.  For some reason my machine decided to start eating my fabric.  I've never had that problem before so I'm not sure what's going on with it.  I re-threaded it, turned it off and back on, and anything else I could think of but it kept doing it.  I finally got 5 more put together ....

Block #81 Snowball & Block #9 Box

Block #23 Country Farm & Block #69 Practical Orchard

Block #41 Friendship Star
And ... I decided that was enough for today until I can figure out what's going on with my machine. 

It's Finally Done!

Some time ago I showed you the results of my first sitting for my Featherweight tattoo:

First Sitting

The second sitting was pretty painful and I ended up with a slight skin infection but it turned out great!

Second Sitting
 So last night I had my third and FINAL sitting for this tattoo and it turned out just awesome!

Third and FINAL sitting

I've already got an idea for my next tattoo!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Blessing Baskets

In honor of their 5th anniversary, the Temecula Quilt Co. offered a free quilt along on their blog.  And of course you know I decided to quilt along because I just can't have too many projects going at one time. I went ahead and bought a kit of fabric from them, but the pattern was free on their blog.  I really like this store and wish I could visit it in person, but it's in California.  They used fabric from the Old Savannah fabric line by Paula Barnes.

I really enjoyed this little project.  They posted a block a week for a total of 5 weeks for a total of 5 different little baskets blocks.  They were a lot of fun to make, and it was the first time I set anything diagonally.  That part only turned out so-so, but you've gotta do it to learn it.  

I failed to take a picture of the fifth block before I sent it off to be quilted.  I'm slipping.  I'm going to try to make a post a day or so for the next few days to try to get caught up on all my projects.