Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Matilda Jane Quilt

Well....I was super nervous about starting this quilt for a friend.
It's a lot of pressure when you're dealing with $1500 worth of Matilda Jane clothes!
So, I just closed my eyes and made the first cut.

I cut all of the dresses so they lay flat.
Then I ironed some light weight fusible to the back side 
so all of the tucks and gathers would stay in place.  
Then I got to the real cutting!

I used Magic Numbers for my piecing method.  
I decided using multiple sized squares would be the best way to avoid tons of waste!

This quilt is for a friend of mine made from her only daughters old clothes.
So I really wanted it to be reminiscent of the actual outfits.

So I kept details like pockets, gathers, and ruffles.
I had to cut notches where seams were to bulky and didn't lay flat.
It should end up being twin sized. 
And it might take me a loooong time to complete this baby!
But I'm having a ton of fun working on it!
Thanks for popping by!

Friday, March 1, 2013

The best kind of busy!

I have been sewing!  I swear!
But I have also been sitting in the bleachers 
being a crazy cheerleader Mom.
I totally embarrass my boys....I know this.
But guess what, I don't care :-)

That's my numero dos being the rebound fool that he is

My two oldest boys have been in the playoff's for the last few weeks.
Game by game making their way toward the final.

That's my oldest going up for the shot, dang I love basketball!

Both teams did very well!  One made it to the final four while 
the other made it all the way to the championship game but lost.
Seasons sad!
Oh wait, spring season starts today.
It never ends!

Okay, thanks for indulging me!  I always geek out over basketball.
Back to matters......

I finished this quilt for Art Mom with a Pearl Earring.
I love this quilt so much!
It has all of the best fabrics from my stash in it.

This time around I used Soft & Bright batting because she 
wanted it to have some fluff.
I also quilted it with traditional loops and swirls.
Straight line stitching, sometimes, is too flat for my taste.

I just had to back it with these Sew Stitchy sewing pins because it's
not too often that I sew for a fellow quilter!
I knew she would love this print.  

I can't lie....I might have watched a TV show or two 
underneath this blanket before I handed it over.
It was fabulous!  I didn't want it to end.
I hope that she and her children fight over it :-)