Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bast Cross-stitch

Now here's a piece that took a long time to do :). I started her sometime last year....I want to say about a year ago. It wasn't particularly difficult but ended up taking a 6 month hiatus due to convention, school, work and a move. So glad to finally finish stitching her :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cheshire Cat Wall Hanging - Completed

I do have to admit that the quilting did not give it quite the effect that I wanted. I have alternating moments of liking it and not liking it. I have to just chalk it up to trying something new :) Maybe next time using a more matching color? I was trying to go for a back-stitching effect like in cross-stitch. Unfortunately the back got a little wrinkled in the quilting so I still need to work on that.

Solo and the Wookie Finish

I have to admit that I got in a bit of a sewing slump for a couple of weeks. My Project of Doom is a couple weeks behind. Dear Jane is just hanging there. BUT Solo and the Wookie is now officially finished. On a technical level, I think this may be my best one yet. It is actually square (yay for the boyfriend's T-square), the quilting is decently spaced and didn't cause any buckles and the binding looks soooo pretty. I am considering entering it into the Pacific International Quilt Festival this year. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

County Fair


It has been a year and a half since I showed a quilt in the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Today my Grandmother's Flower Garden EPP quilt made another appearance at a county fair along with my Harry Potter at Hogwarts Quilt designed by Owlsea (with some substitutions. Sadly no ribbons but I did enjoy seeing them hanging.  Upon seeing the Harry Potter at Hogwarts quilt actually hanging I realize it had some serious technical errors. It really doesn't hang straight, the words aren't centered and the sides bow in. I love it anyway.

These two quilts will probably be shifted over to actual use and new show quilts will be taking their place. I do separate which quilts are serving each purpose. Ones made for home use and cuddling usually backed with fleece (better for cuddling) and I worry less about them being perfect. Ones that go to show, I worry more about perfection. They get a bit more quilting (even though I prefer less quilted quilts) and a cotton backing.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A break from Paper Piecing

As much as I do enjoy paper-piecing, every now and then I need a break from it. Maybe a month or so ago I picked up these two awesome Doctor Who fabrics:

And I've also been wanting to clear out a bit of my blue scrap stash. I had quite a few blues from when I was trying to make a blue and white Christmas-y Dear Jane. Seeing as I've gone over to rainbow Jane and really just don't want to work on it anymore I needed to do SOMETHING with the blues.

After some digging, I rediscovered Bonnie Hunter's Jared takes a wife. Perfect pattern for my needs! And I've made it before several or so years ago. Here's some progress pictures (the Daleks will be the star centers):

Modified 9 patch

Working on the stars

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Project of Doom Week 23

Today I bring you week 23's block of the Project of Doom. Read more about it here.

First off we have Rita Skeeter's acid green Quick-Quotes Quill. Beside the quill I added Rita Skeeter in beetle form stuck in Hermonie's Unbreakable Charmed Jar. I would love to claim credit for this idea but it came from a member of the Project of Doom's Facebook group. This took a little bit of block tweeking to make happen.

Next I pieced a fairly generic quill block for the Dark Arts' quilt. Loving that zombie fabric - also from a member of the Project of Doom's Facebook group. Can you tell I was trying to use up some of my blue stash in these blocks?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bring me Solo and the Wookie!

Quilting is one of the reasons I don't have much of a social life lol. I get totally sucked into projects and just HAVE to finish them. Also I tend to sit in front of the machine for hours and hours with out realizing it.

 However Han Solo only took me 2-3 hours to do compared to Chewbacca's 5-6 hours of sewing over 3 days. I'm really happy with how this top turned out. Now I just need to quilt it.