Saturday, October 25, 2008

so far so good

quilt in progress
Thanks a million for many of you who welcomed me so warmly
to the quilting world! And thanks so much for great advice
on how the mini penguin quilt should be. Many of you suggested
that I use pink sashing for it and I think it's a fabulous idea!

I think what I'm going to do with this is to expand each block
until I come to the point where I am pretty satisfied. I still
have no idea how big it will be, but it should become a nice wall hanging.

I still need to figure out what I need in order to do machine-quilting.
It seems like I need a "walking foot"..? I have a standard
Singer sewing machine, but it didn't come with a walking foot,
so I am assuming I will need to buy the foot to attach to my sewing machine.
I saw AmandaJean's this nice free motion quilting video.
Oh my! It really fired me up. I WANT TO DO THAT!!!

Quilting is fun. I already have a couple of ideas for my
next quilts although I don't even know when I can finish
this penguin one, but I know I want to finish this first!

quilt in progress

I wish I could spend a lot more time sewing & blogging.
Those are seriously some of my favorite things to do.
I've been super busy with studying, but I am so glad
I got to sew a little yesterday and slightly spiffy up
this blog. ( the right side bar organized;) )


I have looots of cool links today again!!

Check out Patchwork bags by Beth, Katy, yellowpolar,
nikzah, and Hedgehog!

Fabric basket by Sandy, darlajune, Corina, Annette,
Julie, l'auteur, Debbie, Lisa, craftynana, angioletto.79,
Jules, mom23boys, Milah, Regina, Irma, and scribblearts!

Pen Case by Julia!

Great stuff, huh?

Join this flickr pool if you'd like;)

Have a great weekend!!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My first quilt.....?

I've been really REALLY wanting to start quilting.
I've been inspired by so many beautiful quilts such as
Shelly's quilt by stitchindye and "birdcage in a chain" quilt
by Anna Maria Horner and much more!!

I've sewed up a gazillion of small things but have never made
a big quilt. In fact, the biggest project I've ever made by sewing
is a tote bag. I always thought quilts to be such big projects and
not something someone who's got little patience like me could work on.

But I know "mini quilt" is a possibility!
How about filling the walls with mini quilts like this and this?
I think I can do that!!

So, I started working on this penguin quilt.
No idea how it will look like by the end, because I don't
even know what I am doing after this (bad planning as usual!).
If you could give me suggestions, I would really appreciate it;)

square patch

Here is a set of square patches that is almost ready to turn
into a patchwork bag. Maybe I'll include linen to make it Japanese-ish.

square patch

These guys are waiting to be sewn up to be a Scottie just like this.
It will be a girlie pinkie Scottie.

These are only a few of the things I want to work on.
So many things I want to make...but I have to cram
for 4 midterm exams coming up. (sigh)

I never be able to thank you guys enough for
your nice&sweet comments and e-mails. And thank you
for those who have enjoyed my tutorials!

Check out ...

Fabric Baskets by Michelle, Celia, Jessie, Marilyn,Katy,
and Donna, and a Pen case by Jennifer!

And remember to join in this group if you'd like;)

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for reading!