Sunday, February 8, 2009

Baby blanket

Here is a baby blanket made of cotton and chenile.  I wanted to try chenile basically because I am too impatient to wait for my organic bamboo/cotton velour to arrive in the mail.  What to put on top?  Let's see what about this? #1. Cool #2. Pretty.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

a modest beginning

but I am not afraid.  We all have to start somewhere and my time is now.  The quilt, although practically speaking is useless, did provide me some inspiration. After finding wee wonderfuls a year or so ago I have rekindled my sewing roots. Granny and mom used to and still do sew all the time.  Thanks for the lessons and thanks to Hilary!

I  just ordered some fabrics online and have a new goal to sew up some baby blankets and matching pillows.  But then I just took the baby to the fabric store yet again, because I couldn't wait for the mail.  

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Quilt is finished

Well the quilt is finished. The most difficult part of course was the design, or lack thereof.  My goal here was more in learning to sew the quilt and less in the design so  I guess I should have known when the fabric lady said, " oh, a wall hanging,"  that my "quilt" would turn out more or less worthless.  I did however learn a lot - used my walking foot, tried free motion quilting- sort of -I didn't lower the feed dogs, but did outline a few details freestyle.  Overall, fun and rewarding.  Although not one for the show...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Getting anything craft-like completed is a real challenge.   We pruned all morning in the Vineyard, but I did manage to get to the fabric store and by some fabric for the back of 2 baby quilts I am working on.  

This is my very first real quilt. To my surprise the corners match up and the fabric is pretty. Very matchy, but I like it.  

Friday, January 23, 2009

West Texas Highway is born.

My goal is to enter the Petaluma Craft Fair or Craftaluma which I discovered through these ladies Petaluma Craft Mafia.  Let's see what gets in my way, what I actually create, and if I make it.