Friday, June 19, 2009

Ragged Squares Quilt

I think I'm in love. With Quilting.
I am working on a Ragged Squares Quilt for Daniel's toddler bed, though I think it will be done well before he's ready for a toddler bed. My strips are sewn, and tomorrow I'll sew them together to make the top. Then I need to make the back, which will be a pieced back with some blue orange flame print! I'm not looking forward to the binding. Not sure what fabric I'll use, but I'm not excited about hand sewing it.
What do you think? Isn't it beautiful?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


My mom was gracious enough to give me her sewing machine. I am so thankful and so excited. I have wanted to quilt for a while, but am quite intimidated. For years I have loved making collages with magazine and paper clippings. To me quilting is similar, but with fabric. I see how so many women when left unchecked can amass such large collections of fabric.

When mom passed off the machine, she included some fabric. Alot of it was already cut into squares and rectangles. I started Sunday and finished today. It's not exactly a quilt, more of a patchwork blanket. But I am inspired.I'm taking a basic sewing class next week and hope to look into quilting classes sometime.

A received good instruction regarding binding from two other bloggers:
Crazy Mom Quilts - if you have a moment, look at some of her other work, I can't wait to make some of these

you can see my binding here, my first ever attempt, so the corners aren't too sharp, everyone talked about mitering, but I never bothered to look that up

one side has all the seams exposed and snipped so they fray and look ragged, this is kinda nice cause if your seams are wonky, no one will notice, but my poor fingers were dying by the end

Daniel gives it the seal of approval

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Water Gardens

Realizing that we've only got a year left in Fort Worth I came up with a list of things to do before we leave. Today we hit the Fort Worth Water Gardens. I thought it was pretty neat, and free! Here are a few of my favorite pictures, check out Facebook to see more.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Family Focus

After the wedding... Ignore Daniel's face, the rest of us look great.

We went with the Veltri's to check out the new addition to the River Walk. Thank goodness I had some sunscreen in my purse. My shoulders got burned, but Daniel was safe.

A proud grandpa lovin' Daniel's new doo!


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