Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Piecing the binding

Hi there,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
I am working on the binding for the charity quilt I am making and wanted to show you what I am doing.
This is fabric that is left over from piecing the quilt and they are 5 x 10 inches in size. In this picture below I have them laying right sides together and just the corners overlapping. I drew a line from the middle of the bottom fabric and the upper left hand corner of the top fabric down to the middle of the top fabric and the lower right hand corner of the bottom fabric.

In this next photo I drew another line a half inch towards the corner and then stitched on both of these lines.
I then cut a quarter inch from the first line which gave a quarter inch seam to the binding and a quarter inch seam to the triangle.

I pressed the seam open.

Then I pressed the top of the seam to get it good and flat.

After I pieced a piece about 24 inches in lenth I cut it in half lenthwise which made it 2 1/2 inches in width and pieced the ends together using the same technique as shown above. 

Now I have these left over triangles to make something out of. So many possibilites. 

And that is how I am making my binding while using up my left over fabric.
Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone,
I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas if you are reading blogs today. I am working so yes, I am reading blogs.
Here is a little update.
I finished quilting my charity quilt and I am piecing the binding with left over fabric. It looks amazing. I used a polyester bat and I can't believe how light the quilt is.
Anyways, that is all for now, go and enjoy your family.
God Bless and
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New sewing tables from Ikea

Here are pictures of my new sewing and cutting tables that I bought last weekend at Ikea.


Cutting table with flannel board on the wall above it. There is a lot of storage space underneath the table and the height is perfect.

The corner table with sewing machine. LOVE IT!

This space above my machine I am thinking of putting a peg board on the wall to organize tools and thread.

Any thoughts??

New pictures of WIP.
Here are pictures of the charity quilt I am working on, all layed out so I can look at it before I piece it. I had the fabric cut out right after Black Friday and started piecing it last night.

 All pieced and ready to quilt. I am really loving this quilt.
You can find this pattern here.
 Ready to quilt.

I hope to get this quilt completely quilted today and binding on tomorrow. I am slow and take a lot of breaks so I better get back to work. Have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Totally Tuesday

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share my totally awesome weekend with you.
Last Friday night my daughter and I, along with her two sons drove to Minneapolis Minnesota to go to Mall of America and the Ikea store. We arrived in town around 9:30 ish, found a motel room and crashed in order to be well rested for our big day.
Saturday we were up and at em by 7:00 ish, out to breakfast by 8:00 ish, to the pool til 9:00 ish, back to the room, cleaned up and ready to check out by 10:30 - ish.

Off to the mall we went. first we had to wear the boys down a little more so we rode rides until noon (grandma and toddler friendly rides) and then off to Ikea for lunch and some major shopping.

Lunch was de-l-ish (kinda got a theme going here).

Shopping at Ikea here we come>>> Oh My Goodness!

We left Ikea around 4:00 ish with stuff strapped to the SUV, kids strapped in and brains overloaded with tons of decorating and storage ideas like you wouldn't believe.

What did we get?? You are asking??
We got, picture frames, an easel for the boys, canisters, an embroidered pillow case with pillow, sheets, candles, a book shelf and much more.
I got my new sewing and cutting tables!!

Unfortunately I left my camera in my daughters vehicle so I couldn't take any pictures but as soon as I get my camera back I will be sure to take some pictures and post them.

There hasn't been any sewing done on them yet because this week is finals week for me but I am looking forward to this weekend. Yea baby!!!

The baby boy quilt is finished and the way to his new home. The binding is all done on the Bento Box quilt and half of the binding is done on the green table topper, just the hand stitching to the back needs to be done..

I am having visions of projects for next year dancing through my head and can't wait to get started.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours.