Updates on Sewing Up My Fabric!

Since I originally posted my description of this blog, I have somewhat erred from my intention. I have actually bought much more fabric than I had but ................. in my defense, I got the solids at 50% off and the quilt shop fabric at 75% off, so that doesn't count, right? LOL

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Linking Up with Alida and the Growing up QAL

First Embroidery Block
Alida is challenging us to do hand embroidery, but I decided to step outside the box a bit because I have really been wanting to use my decorative stitches on my home sewing machine.  I found it to be a little harder than I expected, especially with curves On this block, I used a Frixion Pen and drew the pattern on the fabric and put tear away stabilizer on the back.

Second Embroidery Block
On this one I traced the pattern on tissue paper and put some tear away stabilizer on the back and pinned them in place. After outlining the teapot and doing the handle and spout, I pulled my tissue paper off.  I wouldn't be able to follow a design with the decorative stitches so I didn't need the tissue paper.  Also, I found out that when I had the fancier stitches, it was harder to pull off all of the tissue paper.

All in all, I am glad I did this and got it out of my system.  I found out that it is very time-consuming to use those decorative stitches and they are not the best effect.

I'm linking up to the Growing Up QAL here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

16th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

16th Finish

This was a 2007 Shop Hop from the Houston International Quilt Festival which I bought from my favorite LQS (Cactus Quilts). 

Quilt Info

Size:  70" square
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Quilted on my Innova Long Arm Sitdown Machine

NOTE: No fabric, batting or thread was purchased in 2017 to complete this quilt.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Linking up with RSC17 Color Mix

Blocks for the Lawn Chair Quilt

I now have one more color set for the lawn chair quilt.  The pattern can be found at the Moda Bake Shop.

I am linking up with Angela and all the other quilters for the RSC17 color of the month.  I didn't think I had a lot of scraps that didn't have a specific color, but it turns out that I have a whole lot of them!  Go check out what the others are doing with their scraps at SoScrappy.

Friday, April 14, 2017

15th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

2005 Twilight Garden BOM
Finally Quilted and Bound!

This quilt was a BOM in 2005 offered by Jeanne Rae Crafts.  Click here for the link.
Quilting Close-up
Since these are night-flowering blooms, I felt like I needed to put tiny stars in the background.


Quilt Info

Size: 33" x 42"
Quilting:  9-1/2 hours
Batting: Hobbs 80/20 black
Quilting on my Innova long arm sit down machine

No fabric, batting or thread was purchased in 2017 to complete this quilt.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

14th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

14th Finish for 2017
This quilt was an Indian Sampler from my LQS (Cactus Quilts) from way back in 2003 or 2004.

View of backing fabric.
The fabric was from Navajo Nation by Sentimental Stitches for Moda.

Close-up of quilting.
I tried to choose quilting that complimented the Southwest Style.

I managed to put a little bit of my heart on the quilt!

Quilt Information

Quilting Time:  ~16 hours
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20

Note:  No fabric, thread or batting was purchased in 2017 to complete this quilt.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

13th Finish for 2017

13th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound
This was a Saturday Sampler quilt from my local quilt store (Cactus Quilts).  I don't know how old this is.  I am hoping someone from the shop can tell me.

Close-up of Quilting
Close-up of the Backing
I am so glad that I purchased the backing that she offered with this quilt.  It is just beautiful.  It has such a rich luxurious look to it.  I don't know if the camera can really capture it.


Size:  58"x82"
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Quilting Time:  ~16 hours

Quilted on my Innova sit down long arm.
I quilted a little heart in the border just to show my family that I put a little bit of my heart in each quilt (which will eventually go to one of them).

No fabric, thread, or batting was purchased in 2017 to complete this quilt.