Friday, October 31, 2008

A giveaway!

Nono, I am not giving away, I would like to win one!  Katie Jean has reached her two year blogiversary and is celebrating by giving away fabric.  I know, who gives away fabric??  Katie Jean does!!  Go enter for your chance!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweet Treats

I wrote about this quilt back in this post.  I left it in Idaho so Chaun's mom could quilt it for me on her long arm.  Soon after, her machine broke.  But!  She bought herself a brand new HQ16 and pulled out my quilt to finish it up.  I decided to have it backed with polar fleece (I don't really know why seeing as how I live in SB) and the quilt design shows up fantastically on the back.  I, of course, didn't get a photo of the back but here are pictures of the front.  Lois used a variegated thread and I absolutely love how it lookes!  The binding still needs to be finished but overall, it's a wonderful quilt.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nathanael's baby blanket

PA052683, originally uploaded by tellen24.

I am finally able to blog about this! I made this blanket for my friend Cristy and her new baby, Nathanael. She made the baby room in a celestial theme so I chose my version of celestial fabric. Basically, I didn't want cutesy fabric, I wanted powerful colors. Cristy is a powerful woman with a strong, positive attitude. I just love her and I really did make this blanket for her. :) It's final size is 32"x44", and I used the ZigZag Quilt pattern from Purl Bee.

Nathanael's baby blanket

The whole thing.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


After a few busybusy weeks (root canals, termite tenting, travels), I was finally able to sit down and work on my SewConnected block for Rita.  I put a lot of contemplation into this first block as I have Never done a block quilt before.  I also bought a bunch of books for ideas (well, and just because I love quilt books), I wandered around Flickr looking at a bunch of blocks.  The idea came from bubbles.  I wanted to make a block that had bubbles.  I did do a practice block.  I will probably do one for each block I do.  Which means I will end up with two quilts once it's all said and done!  As you can see, my first block is pretty basic.  It was a definite lesson in applique!  I started out with a blanket stitch but it didn't give me the look I wanted so that was ripped and replaced with a tight zigzag.  Much better!  

My second block needed much more dimension as the linen made the bubbles just flat. So, I layered them. Popped 'em with some bright orange thread and we have bubbles!

On the knitting front, I am still doing it!  I am currently working on the Julia.  Again.  But this time I am bound and determined to actually finish her.  I have two sleeves and the back done.  Other than that?  Not much else going on in that front.  :)