Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ugly Quilt

I laid some fabrics out to determine which is the best choice for the border of this ugly quilt. BTW...I call it the ugly quilt because it was a part of an ugly fabric swap I did a long time ago. I am thinking the print on the far left is it, plus there's enough to go around the quilt. The other two prints in the center will have to go on the back to be included in the pieced backing. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Comic Con 2014

Every Summer Comic Con comes to San Diego and every year we go to check out what's going on downtown. There are quite a bit of interesting people walking around in costumes. The vendors and entertainment industries showcase upcoming games, movies, tv shows. The actors, writers and creative talents come together for various panels and interact with the audience. These are some pics I took that those who do not have a ticket can participate in.
The Nerd HQ has previews of games and other interactive activities like laser tags for people to do and a celebrity panel that benefits Operation Smiles. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Monday and a Thank You

Happy Monday! We've been spending time at the beach every week this Summer and it feels so nice to be outdoors. I love the ocean and watching my family play in the water. It never gets old. I have been really fortunate to win fabrics and sewing goodies from generous sponsors. This lovely fat quarter bundle is from Lima Sews. I won a $50 gift certificate and I chose Art Gallery Fabrics' Emmy Grace bundle by Bari J.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Aurifil July BOM

I've been able to get a lot of sewing done lately. One of the things I was wanting to do this month is getting my Aurifil block done. While my family was away with church activities I sat down and finished these two blocks.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sandbox Quilt

This is my 2nd finish for my 3rd Quarter FAL goal and also my ALYOF July goal. This kit was done by Avlyn Creations I think at least 10 years ago. I have had this quilt top pieced for quite some time. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aqua Red Pillow

 I finally got a chance to make a pillow for our couch. I wanted to brighten up our familyroom a bit so I used an aqua red color combo from my stash. This is one of my favorite color combos. As usual, I am still playing with free-motion quilting. I am learning a lot from trial and error and it's been sew much fun.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sewvivor - Lily Patch Quilts

I came across this Sew-Vivor competition a few days ago, I can't remember from where and have been thinking about it. I have finally decided to join in and see what happens. I love to challenge myself so this will help to push me out of my comfort zone and do something different. 

This year the competition is quilt related and now that I have my longarm machine, it's going to be so fun to be able to finish my projects in a timely manner. No more UFOs for me. The entry says I can use any previous project so I am going to enter my Row By Row quilt that I just completed last week.

Scrappy Table Runner

Hello Monday! I am on a roll! I am still practicing free-motion quilting and getting the hang of my quilting machine. I had some small pieces of batting left so I loaded up the small scrappy table runner and practiced doing feathers. I just sort of winged it. Overall I think it's ok accept for some tight spots.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Row By Row Finish

I've never really plowed through to finish a project like this one before, but it does feel great to have this Row By Row quilt all done. It did take me longer than I planned to take photos. I just couldn't get the right lighting to get the quilting to show up on white fabric but I finally figured it out.
WARNING: This is photo heavy.
I am continuing with my free-motion quilting practice and with this quilt, it was the only way to go because of the 3-D pinwheel and the appliqu├ęs I had to work around. This dresden block was supposed to be a sunflower but I wanted to change it up and use different colors for the block. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rush Hour Blog Hop

I have been meaning to put this notice up to invite you all to join in Madame Samm's blog hop but it's been sew busy with my Row By Row quilt and all. You are going to want to join this blog hop. It's going to be fun!
The theme is Rush Hour and Studio E Fabrics is sponsoring the event. You'll need to use black, red, grey/white for your theme. 
Go to Madame Samm's post for more info.

Row By Row Blocks

I finished all of the row by row blocks. That was a lot of work but quite fun. I had a ton of Sweetwater fabrics that I ended up using for my blocks. I love how they all turned out.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Row By Row

Happy Monday! Quick post while I wait for hubby to pick up pizza. I've been sewing like crazy putting together my row by row quilt. On this one from Quilt In a Day I changed the colors because I wanted a brighter theme that's not so Fall looking.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

FAL Quarter 3 Goals

I am going to really get my UFOs done so I am linking up with Katy at The Littlest Thistle to commit myself to finishing. Lets just say that I have outgrown all of these fabrics but I must finish what I started.
First up is my Sandbox quilt that was also this month's ALYOF goal. I would like to quilt and bind it.

Monday, July 7, 2014

ALYOF July Goal

It's time to set my finishing goal for ALYOF this month. Quite a few years ago I pieced this kid themed quilt top together and made kits for it. I then put it away and hadn't thought about it until I went through my UFOs over the weekend.