I completely forgot about this picture my husband took of me while we were in Las Vegas this past December. Judy’s post about her old sewing machines reminded me of it, so I thought I would share. We went to the Cosmopolitan hotel and walked around the shops there, when I saw one of the shops (it might have been Stitched) had a HUGE window display of all these old sewing machines, it was so cool! I absolutely loved it!
And yes, that is an alcoholic beverage in my hand, which may account for my goofy face and pose… :blush: But anyway, they had a TON of sewing machines lined up, from floor to ceiling. It was so cool, a little bit of my quilting hobby found in Sin City. I’d love to get my hands on an old sewing machine like these someday, when I actually have some place to store and display it! Someday!
Happy Thursday everyone
What, you think just because I finished one quilt, I should stop and catch my breath! You must be joking
Here is my Jelly Roll all ready to be cut into pieces for this Positively Perfect Quilt…
And here they are all cut! I ended up not using the AccuQuilt (even though I have a 2.5″ square die). It was too hard to get the fabric in there perfectly. It was easier to use a rotary cutter… Hopefully I can use the AccuQuilt on my next project. I got it for Christmas and still haven’t had a chance to use it
Another new finish!
Well, my Chasing Chevrons quilt is finished! It ended up a LOT bigger than I thought it was going to be! I used the measurements for the Twin size, but as you can see… it fits nicely on my queen size bed, the finished size is 90″ x 74″.
I used Kona Coal fabric for the background and part of the binding, and these Michael Miller fabrics I won from Stitched in Color and Marmalade Fabrics this past October. I used five of the six fabrics for the chevrons, and used the black circles on the grey background for the binding. It didn’t contrast enough with the grey to be used as a chevron, but I think it looks great as the binding!
I quilted in a grid pattern… I figured my FMQ aren’t advanced enough to handle a quilt of this size just yet!
The backing COMPLETELY does not match the front, but I’m OK with that. I wanted to use this flannel fabric (more on it here) on a quilt for myself and figured now was as good a time as any. I had to fill in with some white flannel at the bottom. Machine bound, I’m so happy I did! It would have taken even longer if I didn’t!
I’m looking forward to cuddling with this guy. Happy quilting!
I just activated a new plugin, WP Touch, to make my site mobile friendly. I love it! The plugin is so easy to use and it’s so simple to customize the look. Best of all, the site is much easier to browse from a cell phone now.
I never realized how important accessibility from a cell phone was until I got a smart phone myself! Normally I use the Google Reader App to read websites, but if I need to visit the site to comment or read the rest of the post, it can be quite challenging when a site is not mobile-friendly. So now you can read invisiblegirl.org easily on the go. Enjoy!
Now that I’m wrapping up my current quilting project, I’m already looking ahead to the next project! I have a whole list going:
- T-Shirt Quilt for my Husband
- This doily quilt (for me)
- Quilt for a friend’s wedding gift
- Quilt for Mike’s cousin’s wedding gift
My list goes in reverse importance order… just when I think I’m getting to the end of my list, new things crop up!
Mike’s cousin is getting married in April across the country in Baltimore, MD. Unfortunately we won’t be able to make it, but I still want to send her a present. I’d like to make this Positively Perfect quilt posted last month over at the Moda Bake Shop:
It looks simple and quick enough, and I love the little plus signs. Mike’s cousin is a nurse so they reminded us of the Red Cross medical symbol. Jelly Rolls were on sale over at Green Fairy Quilts, so I ordered one to make the process even quicker and easier for myself. I ended up ordering Moda’s Cape Ann by Oliver and S:
I love the sweet prints and I think they will translate nicely for this quilt. I think I might make it a little bigger than the pattern calls for by adding another row & column, but I’ll have to see how it goes. Hopefully I can get this one done in time for the wedding!
I made great progress on my quilt last week and this weekend. I’m WAY behind on the quilt along, but I am determined and hopefully I can get this sucker done this week! I got the quilt top all done (even though I had issues matching the seams), got the backer put together, basted and started quilting yesterday while I watched the Oscars.
The backing TOTALLY doesn’t match the front, but I’m not too bothered by it. It’s a cute flannel print and I wanted to use up some of my stash, so I did.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
You may remember about six months ago, I went to my Mom’s house and relieved her of some of her fabric stash. When I was there, she also gave me a ziplock bag full of tiny vintage scraps:
I have no idea of the age of the fabrics and my Mom wasn’t sure who cut them up, they could have been her grandmother’s but she wasn’t sure. Some of them are clearly fussy cut, there are different fabric types and varying amounts of each. For example, there are a TON of the white flower with the yellow/orange background, but I’m pretty sure the purple flower below it is the only scrap from that fabric.
The problem is that they were clearly hand cut and not very accurate. They are all around 2″ square but some are bigger, some smaller. It would be a shame to toss them just because of that, so I’ve been thinking of re-cutting them all to be 1.5″ square to use in a project.
Maybe I could use them as cornerstone pieces in a scrappy hourglass quilt…
Or maybe some Granny Squares…
Or something like this…
This could be cute, too!
What do you think? What would you do with these scraps if you had your way with them?
I got a new cell phone!
It’s a MyTouch 4G from T-Mobile and I love it so far. It’s my first smartphone and I’m still getting used to being able to check my email, Facebook and tweet from ANYWHERE… it’s so cool and I love it!
Here are some pictures I’ve taken with my phone using the FX camera app (boo, no Instagram for Android!)
Until I saw the other day that they were scheduled to perform in Los Angeles at the legendary Orpheum Theatre in March. I was so excited, I convinced my brother (my frequent concert buddy) to go along with me and he agreed!
The show is a couple of weeks after my birthday and I can’t think of anything I’d like more than to see one of my favorite bands LIVE. I can’t wait to see them!
Do you like to go to concerts? What was your favorite concert going experience?