Friday, January 10, 2014

Chain Reaction in Figs wip

top is finally complete!  My goal for Friday was to get all my other work done so that I could finish this top.  I can hardly wait to quilt it up.

I love this pattern by Swirly Girls.  It's in their new book "Sew Sweet".

The fabric is Mirabelle by Fig Tree.  I don't believe it is due out in retail stores until March.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

a tile setter

I love this quilt I'm currently working on, it's coming together nicely.  More about it at the end of this post.

I never thought I'd be a "tile setter".  

If you've ever done a big renovation on your home, you may have experienced some adjustments at the end, in other words, finishing a few things yourself.

After watching some youtube videos and listening to a few crazy friends who have tiled, I realized that it's not much different than quilting, except for the fact that I could take off a finger VERY easily. 

 I noticed that my work area looked a lot like my sewing table with stacks of half square triangles, and squares laying around . . .

I even used a quilting method for cutting half square triangles, ha ha.

My quilting rulers came in very handy.

templates. . .

I love travertine.  I guess it compares to a low volume quilt.

So, if you ever happen to get tired of quilting . . .
you already have some skills that would help you be a tile setter!

This was my Christmas present:
A small china cabinet from my mother in law. 

 After a few minor repairs and cleaning up, it has found it's way into my newly renovated sewing room.

After a wonderful Christmas, I'm finally back to some desperately needed therapy in my sewing room.  I hope you are too.

I've always wanted a design wall.  I just pinned up a piece of batting on a bare wall.  It's awesome! 

Linked up:
Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday  - found this week at Quokka Quilts