Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Coming up for air

Hello folks! My what a great invention blog breaks are! I salute whoever came up with that idea...where does it say anyway that one had to be religious about writing a blog? Consistent is good, but religious....nah.

And I got a lot done, even though I still found time to read up on my fave crafty blogs. I managed to finish the quilt top and backing two days ago. It is now in the queue for the long-arm machinist as we speak and hopefully, will be back for binding within eight weeks. That seems like a long time, but I think I need to not see it for a while or I'll just worry about the mistakes I the squaring and the flattening. Anyway, I can't do anything about it now.

While I was in withdrawal over the absence of the quilt, I sewed up a cover for some moleskin cahiers that I had lying around. I'm one of those people who're forever writing notes and lists in little journals. My current one is soon to run out of pages and this is the replacement.

Also in the works is this baby smock I finished this afternoon. Its still a bit big on her and a tad too pink for me. Anyhow, its the first experiment in sewing small clothes. Geez, I thought the arm holes weren't going to fit on my sewing machine and I would've had to do hand stitching. A quick project is a good one for me.

I know now where to make the adjustments for the next smock, so I can start cutting into the more expensive fabric.

One last look and a better photo of the quilt top, I think, although that puckering on the top is causing me some minor palpitations...hmmm.


Belinda said...

The quilt top looks gorgeous!! Your a brave women in my book matching up all those points. Love the smock as well, very sweet!!

I'm thinking smocks as well at the moment. Just trying to decide between a criss cross or tied back..

Corrie said...

wow all so beautiful! I think you are very talented in the quilting and clothes department!!!!

i've got a frenchy and skirt pattern here for you! you can transfer money or paypal me (just email me )and I'll post for free or I can give it to you at our meet up!


justine said...

i am in love with your quilt top :)

claudine said...

What a sweet baby smock! And that quilt top looks amazing, you are very talented indeed!

Thimbleanna said...

Yay! A finished project and it looks fabulous. Love the colors. And the smock too -- I want a smock for grownups!

Sarah Jayne said...

What a great quilt top. Great curves.

Di said...

The quilt top looks amazing - I love the colours and the shapes! I have never managed to make even a mini quilt although I have thought about it often! I am looking forward to seeing the finished article. The little smock looks great too!

caroline said...

Wow you have been busy! I love the quilt top and the smock is so sweet. I wish I was as productive as you when I take a blogging break.

Melly said...

I love, love, love this quilt!!! It is really pretty. The smocks are gorgeous and your stuffie is very cute! A well used break!