09 March 2012

Finish it up Friday: all quilted out

I almost did two posts last Friday, because this beauty got finished Friday night. But I didn't want any icky inside pictures - my pictures are amateur as it is - didn't want to add bad lighting to the mix.

So my Indian Summer quilt is finished. I used this pattern from the Moda Bake Shop and I loved how it turned out. I didn't love it when I was in the middle of it, but I love it now.

And look Mom - I pieced the back with the leftovers. I was sorely tempted to cut them into 2.5" squares for a granny square baby quilt but I resisted. I'm already neck deep in granny square stuff. Don't need to add to the problem.

And I'm all quilted out. I did this one in wonky flowers and they were fun. But I'm out of batting and I can't buy more for a bit. I'm sewing together granny squares, but after today, I'm in clothes sewing mode. More on that in a minute.

I finished these two bags this week. They were both supposed to be for me - the big one is my church bag. What with a lesson manual and crayons and snacks and baby toys and diapers and such, I needed a big springy bag. The smaller one was a scripture bag, also for me. But my 8-year-old saw it and loved it so much I said she could have it.

And now on to clothes sewing. My mom is visiting me this weekend (dad too!) and she's loaning me her serger for a bit. I've got jammies to make for my husband, a robe and jammies for my oldest girl, dresses for both my girls, summer skirts for my oldest - a whole bunch, basically. So the quilts are going to the back burner while I whip out these sewing projects and cross them off my list.

Oh, another finish! I almost forgot! Last Saturday was my husband's birthday. He's been wanting me to make this for him for a really long time. He fashioned one himself many years ago, but it wasn't really working out. So I bought some obnoxious yellow duck cloth and measured his old one. We sorta worked on it together to get it just right.
But now he has a place for his wrenches. At the last minute, he asked me to stitch on his NRA Life Member patch. As he's just been asked to be in Cub Scouts at church, I think I'd better polish my patch sewing skills.

So, happy Friday. Linking up with crazy mom quilts again, because she's awesome and her book is coming out soon. Next week is spring break for my law student, so we'll see how much sewing time I get out of the deal.

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Those bags are very pretty:)

  2. I just spent some time reading through all your posts on this blog. Even though I'm not a quilter and some of the lingo goes over my head, I really enjoy hearing you speak so lovingly and passionately about something you so enjoy. Your quilts are GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely stunning...really beautiful! :)

  3. I love the pieced back! I think I need to make a roll up for my wrenches too!

  4. Wonderful projects! That quilt is a beauty! :)

  5. I enjoyed reading your blog. As for the patches...my trick it to use invisible thread. It works great for the scout patches.

  6. I love everything about your quilt! Colors, front, back, it's beautiful!!!

  7. I love the quilt! The colors are just so pretty!


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