Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fresh Cut

This is my favorite part of quilting! I'm so excited when the actual quilting is finished (especially on this one ~ since this is the largest one I've quilted myself) and you can begin to see the finished product.   For the quilting I did basic stippling on the inside white portion & tried small stripes on the outer border that remind me of a pair of brown & pink pinstripe pants I have.  I like the end result, but it was very time consuming!  I'm looking forward to getting the binding finished because this quilt is the center piece of my bedroom re-decorating project.  
Up next --> red & aqua or lime, brown, hot pink? I love interesting color combination's & either would brighten up my spare room.  I'm designing this pattern myself (something I intend to do a lot more of in the near future) & am really excited to get started! 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

To Sled or Quilt?

I would really like to go sledding today, since Central Ohio has received almost a foot of snow since yesterday afternoon!  However, seeing that my driveway is probably starting to drift & I don't have any good sledding hills close, I decided to stay inside and do the next best thing... sew ;)   I should re-phrase... pin ;)  I was having some trouble finding enough floor space to tape this queen size quilt down, but after some strategic furniture re-arranging... I think I have found enough space.   My goal is to get the entire quilt pinned today & start on the grid quilting... so, I better stop posting & get to work!!