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I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Quilting bee

As I mentioned in the last post my machine has been giving me trouble lately, but I have been on a bit of a sewing kick. Though I don't have much to show for it, because much of my sewing time has been spent ripping seams. Bleh! But here are some pictures of some stuff that I have been working on. I have many more pieces cut out that are waiting patiently for me to get some patience to work on my machine.

Quilt block 2 for the Quilt along. Instructions HERE
Oh! This one isn't completed, obviously, but this is my "perfect" square in the works. I am bound and determined that this one will measure up at 12.5 inches square when it is done! So far my other blocks were 12 inches square, and 12.25 inches square, they will have to be redone...poo! This is actually a pretty cool picture of the piecing process, if I do say so myself! It is quilt block 3, instructions HERE.
Um, yeah, so this one isn't finished either. I just need to bind the edges, but it is all quilted! This is a mini quilt I made for Natalie's dolls. It was my first attempt at free form machine quilting (I prefer to tie my quilts). Not bad, and the squares look really pretty. I got the pattern from a new book I got that I am loving. It has 200 patterns for quilt blocks, and it shows which ones coordinate together. I like it much better than other books that just show a completed quilt with instructions, this way I can make my own patterns! The book is called "200 Quilting Blocks: to mix and match" (HERE), um, clever title huh? But, it is a really great book, I highly recommend it!
The bed for the blanket. I had fun with this. I still need to make one more pillow case, and maybe some more throw pillows, every girl needs lots of throw pillows.
I made the mattress myself. I am so proud of how it turned out! Oh, and note the padded headboard. These dolls are sleeping in style!

6 comments:

Roxanne said...

Oh my gosh, the little bed and quilt is adorable! And definitely nice work on the mattress!!

Jenn said...

My daughter would love to have that on her bed ! It's very pretty!

Mubeen said...

That doll bed is tooooo cute!!! You're doing an awesome job at the quilting,Shannon!!!

Shannon said...

Ah thanks ladies! I am basically teaching myself so postive feedback is nice!

Jenny said...

absolutely adorable!

Mrs. L said...

I love your quilting stuff. One of these days you need to come show me how to use my sewing machine!