Friday, August 26, 2011

Zeke and some of my projects

I cant post about the quilts I have been working on until next Saturday.

So in the meantime- here is some pictures of my son and projects
Zeke keeping himself busy with me sewing

he brought this into the bed room where daddy was taking a nap. he didnt stay down for long!

new favourite toy

he made the circle himself and was jumping in it
video here

waking up from a nap
He loves to play "peek" with any quilt

all wrapped up

watching tv

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Corn on the Cob

Zekes first time eating corn on the cob. (other times he didnt know how to deal with it)

want some?


Saturday, August 20, 2011

New fabric place

Here's what I am working on. Next step- basting
I hadnt thought of this pattern for HST but I like it. 
 So on Thursday I went to a quilt guild meeting. It was the first time I have ever been to a meeting. Everyone was 40+ there making me the youngest by at least 10 years.
It was ok- I like the show and tell part. I will keep going and see how it goes.

But while I was there- someone shared a new place carrying fabric, Sew Help Me. It is a place downtown that does mostly repairs etc. They are starting to stock some fabric and not just any fabric- they are carrying name brands like Moda and Bella.

Right now their selection is quite limited but they are keeping prices LOW!

look at this:
 I go BOTH charm packs for under $13!! they were less than $6 each! how awesome is that!
 I will definitely  be heading there more often now I know what they are carrying!
 such cute patterns

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Making of Frog Frenzy

This is the making of Frog Frenzy. 

A friend asked me to make this for her and bought me all the fabric. 

I wont do a tutorial for this as I dont remember what sizes I cut things. 
Previous post about Frog Frenzy here

First: Cut your pieces

Next- do some sewing
 then pressing... lots of pressing
 and more sewing

 put your blocks together
 trim them to all the same size
 so pretty
 then try to decide on a layout.  This one is a bit boring.
 a bit better....
 that looks good
 sew the blocks in rows and then the rows together. 

Get a baby to  model  play on it.  

 have a little fun with the pictures
 quilt it 1/4 inch from the outside of the black sashing.
 sign it and wash it.
 take a few pictures and hand it to your friend. 

Now I have a question for you all.

I am not allowed to make money here (due to being a dependent on a VISA) but I am just curious. 
How much would your time be worth??
if someone gave you fabric so it was only your time that was being paid for?

I know that crafters never make enough to cover their time. 
But its a question I was wondering about. 

For example in this quilt I kept track of the time I spend for fun and it was about 17 hours start to finish (minus time for planning)

I loved doing it just as another project (that I dont have room for to keep in my house).

Let me know:
How much is your time worth?

Frog Frenzy

I got 20+ names for this quilt!!

Thank you to everyone. I did choose Frog Frenzy because it fit on the block better :)

You can find the making of the quilt here

I asked Zeke if he wanted to be in the pictures and this is where he stood!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back from the quilters

I got Daves moms quilt back from the quilters :)

When I went to pick it up it was hanging there so I got a good look at it!

She did a pattern called "flutterby" on it- it turned out really well- almost a 2 sided quilt now!

Now to do the binding. Since its so big I think I will just do the binding all by machine. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

name the quilt

A friend has asked me to make a quilt for her. She bought the material and let me see what I could make with the yardage she gave me. 

This is what I came up with.

Finished pictures coming soon
 full of frogs!

So- She wants it with a full signature and everything. She wants it very clear that I made it. 

So I am making a signature bloc out of the green squares but I think it needs a name.

Can you think of a name for this quilt?

some of the suggested ones are:

Hoppin' windows
Frog Frenzy
Jungle Ecstasy 
Frog Fever 

DO you have one? please leave it in the comments. 

(to be honest right now I'm leaning to the Frog Frenzy but am not sold on it)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

mini ice cream cone

I saw these at the grocery store (or walmart) and thought they would be perfect size for Zeke!

i didnt know they were so small! they really are mini!
 Zeke liked the look of them from the start...

He gave it a try... and loved it

 We had a picnic in the kitchen another day because it was so hot outside that Zeke wouldnt have gotten any ice cream 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...