I finished the Synchronized Squares Quilt Along!

30 June 2011

It is finished!  And on time!  Whoooo hoooo!  Three weeks ago, I joined the Synchronized Squares Quilt Along put together by rachel from ps i quilt.  It was my first quilt along and I really enjoyed it!  I will definitely be looking forward to the next one!  

This is the fourth quilt that I have finished!  I love quilting/sewing even more with each completed project.  I can't believe that it took me so long to find this passion of mine, but I'm so glad that I did!  

Well one more project down .... now on to the next one! 

Done, done, and done!

28 June 2011

Pillow Shams .... done.   Quilt .... done!  Two more projects checked off the list!  I just finished the pillow shams this evening and the verdict is still out on those.  I'm not so sure I'm a fan yet but I'll live with them for a few days and see if they grow on me.  I'm thinking maybe since the quilt is so busy that I should just go with a plain pale blue sham without the flange.  What do you think?  I am open to suggestions!  If I put the white pillows in front of the blue it looks a little better.  I don't know ..... we will see.  But nevertheless, this project is finished!!!  YAY!

Synchronized Squares Quilt Along

27 June 2011

About two weeks ago, I joined the Synchronized Squares Quilt Along with Rachel from ps i quilt.  I was able to choose fabric which I love,  and I came up with this.   I've got quite a busy schedule the next couple of days but I think I can get it done!  This is my first quilt along and I'm loving it!  It's so much fun to quilt with other people and see the progress they make.  And not to mention, to see all the fun fabrics that they choose!

My first zipper project!

26 June 2011

My mother-in-law mentioned she needed a new eye glass case so I added a new project to my list this summer.  I have never done anything with a zipper before and as scary as it looked, it really wasn't that bad!  I was pleased with how it turned out, and it only took about an hour!  I might try to make a couple more in different sizes! I love the feeling that comes with a completed project! 

Here are my projects!

21 June 2011

Here are the projects that I want to complete this summer!  

1. I need to add a border to this pinwheel quilt, quilt and bind it!

2. I plan to make pillow shams to match the quilt.  I have the fabric but I haven't cut it out yet.  I have never made pillow shams before so it should be exciting!  I am going to make a big blue and white pinwheel and border it with the light blue fabric.  We'll see how it turns out!

3.  I need to bind my scruffily quilt!

4.  I need to complete the quilt-along with Rachel from ps i quilt!  Luckily, everything is cut, I am just waiting on instructions about how to piece it all together!!  This is my first quilt-along and it's tons of fun!

5. I have a pattern for a sewing machine cover and other accessories that I really wanted to do this summer.  I have the fabric, now I just need to do the work!  

6. Finally ....... I had plans to do a quilt for my sister-in-law, who just got married.  

So it begins ..... two months ....... six projects ....... here we go!

Finish It Up!

20 June 2011

So remember how I was talking about all the projects I needed to get done this summer?  Well thanks to Meg's Finish It Up! challenge I have the perfect motivation!  I will gather my WIP's and post pics tomorrow!  Thanks Meg, that was a fantastic idea!

wedding handkerchief

20 June 2011

My sister-in-law got married this weekend and I needed a quick little extra gift.  I stumbled upon the old tradition of the wedding handkerchief and thought .... "Hey, I bet I can do that!" So, I took a trip to the local fabric store got what I needed and came back home to get started on the project! I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to be at the wedding; it was half way across the country.  So, I had my mother-in-law deliver the handkerchief the morning of the wedding.  I sent with it, a poem and letter describing the history of the wedding handkerchief and I explained the tradition that she could start for her own family!  She loved it!  What a quick, easy, and meaningful gift!  

I think I have a new favorite crafty gift!

Tons of work to do!

18 June 2011

Well it's summer time, and since I am a teacher that means I have a lot of time off.  That means a lot of time for projects!!!!  

Here's my list:
Finish a pinwheel quilt that I started
Pillow shams to match the pinwheel quilt 
Scruffily Quilt (by Rachel of ps i quilt)
Quilt Along with p.s. i quilt
Another Brick in the Wall Quilt (Carolina Patchworks pattern)
Sewing Machine Cover

Alright so I have all of these projects and I have about 2 months......Let's see if I can get it done!  I'll post pictures as we go along!
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