31 October 2014

     I am a huge admirer of Jen Kingwell's work and when her Steampunk quilt pattern came out it quickly made it on my "bucket list" of quilt projects.  So over the summer I decided it was time to tackle all of the curves.  The majority of the fabrics that I used were from my scraps.  The only fabrics I purchased were for the sashing and the backing.  I spent countless hours at my machine during nap times just stitching up those curves.  I have never pinned so much in my life!!!  Eventually it started to come together and I was falling in love.  My goal with this quilt was to step outside of my normal fabric choices and to be a little more eclectic.  I tried to stay away from my usual brights and lean more toward low volume, muted or dark tones. 

     Making this quilt was such a good exercise for me.  I had to step back and really think about making different choices.  So often I feel like I fall into a rut where many of my projects start to look the same after a while and this really helped me feel creative again. 

I did make the quilt a little larger than the pattern called for.  The hubs is a tall guy so we like big quilts around our house!  I now have my eye on the Gypsy Wife pattern. 

I am linking this quilt up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.

And I'm Back!

30 October 2014

     So much has happened in the past year.  There's a new member in our family!  The hubs and I were blessed with the most beautiful little boy last March.  Since then, I have focused all of my time and energy on the little guy.  Being a new mom is awesome but to be completely honest, it wasn't easy at first.  I'm finally feeling like things are getting back to "normal" and that there is some semblance to life.  So now that we are getting adjusted with the little guy, you might see me blog a bit more.  That is, if there's anyone still out there!

     Even though I haven't been blogging, I have been sewing a bit and one of the projects I have been working on lately is a mini quilt for the #igminiswap.   I can't wait to send this off to my partner, I really hope they like it.  Feathers are arrows are really popular right now and I have been wanting to give them a try so I figured this might be the perfect project for experimenting.  I have to say that I am so pleased with the final result and I hope my partner is too.

I had some pieces left that I added to the back.

   I'm linking this mini up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  There are some amazing quilts linked up ya'll should go take a look!

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