Saturday, March 14, 2009


I finally finished Gina's gift quilt for Jack! Yay. I get to give it to her tomorrow at the shower. It's in the wash right now.

Unfortunately, it is a dismal day and so it's too dark to take photographs, so you won't see it. But, you can imagine it from previous pictures.

Anyway, I kept encountering this terrible problem. Many times when trying to knot off and then bury the knot, my thread would break, leaving me with a very small tail and no way to bury it. What do you do when this happens?

For the record, I'm using high quality Mettler thread and it's not ancient. I have no idea what's wrong.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Finished Objects?

No! But we're getting there!

Just thought I'd share pictures of what I've been working on...

My flower garden quilt is growing. I've been working on it during babysitting gigs (a girl has to get tattoo money somehow). The kids seem to be fascinated with the act of sewing-- most of the moms I sit for don't sew. (One mother, however, showed me her Husqvarna from 1970. It was pristine and beautiful. She said it sews perfectly. I wanted to trade my machine for hers.)

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

That's my favorite fabric in the whole bunch. I love that batik. It's from timeless treasures. I have the item number, but can't seem to find that colorway anywhere on the web. :(

I have pieced but not quilted this cute, simple quilt for Caithlin's newborn Oscar. I love that traffic jam fabric.

Traffic Jam

And last, but not least, I am in the final stages of completing the Eye Spy quilt (the one that's not ugly)! I have quilted it, squared it, sewn on rock pockets (via Sew, Mama, Sew!), and attached binding. Almost done...

I used the Fons & Porter Easy Binding Tool to help create my continuous binding tape. The directions are not all that easy to read, but once you read through them and if you take it slow, it's actually very easy to use. And it produces PERFECT continuous binding. Get one. Seriously.

Eye Spy!

Eye Spy!