Thursday, July 3, 2008

Summer Sewing Spree II

I finished up yet another baby quilt today. This one I can claim more credit for, the only help I received was in picking out the fabric (thanks Roberta!). Several weeks ago some friends of ours were 'picked' by a birth mother to adopt her unborn son. Just about two weeks ago the baby boy was born...and a weekend was spent waiting, hoping & praying that the adoption would go through...and it did.

The best way for me to wait in such times is to think up a quilt, I guess. I had seen the batik fabric used in this one at the craft store a few weeks ago, I love it because it has little turtles stamped into it (and I'm very into turtles of late). Roberta helped me figure out which fabrics to use with it and I have to admit I love the combination. And I continue to get better at my machine quilting, even with flannel backing.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Summer Sewing Spree

It seems I have caught my usual summer sewing bug. I've been busy sewing away. I've even taken over Mark's 'Man Cave' and established my sewing machine and ironing board and I leave fabric strewn everywhere. So far he hasn't had any friends come over so he hasn't yet been embarrassed about this invasion of his manly space.

Anyhow, I recently finished up a quilt. My friend, Melissa, actually picked out all the fabric and made the top several weeks ago and all I had to do was quilt it and get the binding on it so we could get it to our friend, Amanda. I didn't get it done in time for the shower....and when the baby was born last week I figured I really need to get going on this one! So here it is. Really it is Melissa's creation, but I seem to be getting better and better at machine quilting on my machine. I can't do anything other than random stippling well the way it is set up but I seem to be able to do that pretty well.