Thursday, May 31, 2012

… longarm quilting

Quilting on @samilou01's long arm!

oh my goodness, how fun was this! my friend, sandie, has a longarm machine and i got to go over to her place last night to hang out and do some quilting.

that's the only photo i took while i was there (instagram, no less… i can't seem to remember to bring my camera anywhere these days), but sandie has some photos on her blog of me looking disturbingly serious whilst maneuvering the machine. i swear i was having a blast, even though it looks like i'm at a funeral. quilting is hard work, you guys!

quilting detail on retro flowers quilt

we used this lovely swirl template, which is perfect for the retro flowers quilt. it really highlights the curves and playfulness of the design, no? and i'm so glad i got to quilt this one on a longarm since i knew i could never have achieved anything close to this on my own.

retro flowers quilted

anyhow, i'm sincerely hoping i can make the binding and sew it to the front sometime tomorrow so i can bring some happy handwork to the seattle modern quilt guild meeting this saturday.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

… some finished things

polaroid blocks

i never showed you how cute these polaroid blocks turned out. so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt that rachel is putting together for do. good stitches.

Just finished new pillows for the sofa... yay!

or how about these pillows i made for the sofa. i took an invisible zipper class from katie a while back and whipped up a couple of these in no time. and now i have no idea why i was so intimidated by zippers in the first place. (and don't you love that outside oslo fabric? i have been saving it for something special for so long!)

Scrap happy

and speaking of katie, have you seen her book yet? i picked up a copy at a signing at the quilting loft last weekend, where we got to admire quilt samples from the book and also see katie demo some techniques (though i only managed to take one picture of ingrid frolicking in katie's scrap bins). this is some seriously inspiring work! i am particularly smitten with her supernova and psychedelic baby quilts.


and i finally (finally!) finished my abc crewel sampler that i started before ingrid was born. and i do love it so. i'm still not sure what to do about framing, though, so for now it sits on the sofa in the sewing room awaiting inspiration.

as most things do.