Quilt Progress Continued!

So i’ve been working for a few weeks, except I’m a few months in, really. I bought the fabric way in advance, and wrote up the plans.. and it all sat there.
I really gotta finish this thing up!

This is my workspace.

i got that desk for $5 at a garage sale! Cha Ching!

Leaves A LOT to be desired. Luckily I’ll have a craft/ sewing room in Ian’s new house!

And yes, i have a Knuckles plush, a duck lamp and a paper robot on my desk. Whats it to ya?

Anywhoo… Here’s some more progress! The photos speak for themselves really. I’ll keep the descriptions to a minimum. :)

When we left off… I sewed my paired pieces together. 1+1=2!


Half Done!



Halfway into the pairs, I tried chain stitching. Feeding the next square into the machine, rather than stopping, cutting threads to separate and setting up again. It made the second half go way faster!


they are holding hands aww..


my machine is spitting them out really fast. Aerial veiw of the back of my machine.


DONE pairing the first set!

laid them out to be paired once again.


2+2=4! More pairing! More friends!



Paired, pinned and stacked!

Chain stitching the pairs to the other pairs... :)


My squares were uneven. 99 squares. so i have some 4's, and some 6's. Finished 6's!

Re-assembling....


It was like a puzzle. i kept messing up!

So i paired the 6’s with some other 6s. and pairs the 4’s with some other 4s… Sewed them up the same way til i met in the middle.

Sewed that right down the center.. Annnd…….. Drum Roll Please!

FINISHED QUILT TOP!


Back view. :)

Next Post will be the border strips… and maybe some basting… Wish me luck. So Far so good I’d say! My quilt is about 1/6 the size of a queen sized quilt. Crib Sized. Perfect beginner project. Hope Sara and baby Jakob like it. :)

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IF: Sneaky

Instantly the first thing that comes to mind is my dad. His nickname throughout his whole life has been Sneaky Pete. Ask anyone in the bronx. haha.

So this IF post is a tribute to him.

My mom actually bought him a powder blue shirt in the late 1970s while they were dating. Then she ironed-On letters to spell out “SNEAKY PETE” on the front. That was my inspiration. He’d kill me if i posted the pic of him wearing it (and his sweet bell-bottom pants). ;)

Quilt Progress So Far!

I ordered ALL my fabric off Joann.com. Insane deals on cute fabrics. Etsy is loaded with designer and vintage fabric too, but i fell in love with Debbie Mumm’s fabric designs. Most of them are DM. :)

At this point I had taken photos of the cutting process. i bought a rotary cutter, a mat and a neat quilters ruler. I seem to have misplaced those pics! I’ll be searching for them… until then.. fast forward a few steps.

I pieced the cut squares out on the floor. they are all 3 in squares with an additional 1/4in seam allowance all around. :) measure 15 times.. cut once. That took the longest. Over 3 days of measuring to get it right.

not a creative shot at all... meh.



So.. i plan to machine stitch the squares. its for a baby, and if i want it to last a long time, machine is the way to go for me. I put the squares into pairs and put a pin through to keep them together. Also to mark where to stitch.

I watched House Hunters, Bathtastic!, Property Virgins, kitchen Impossible, more Property Virgins and Ree on Throwdown before i was able to finish. Took a long time….

Almost done!


oh so neatly in their rows...


Finally around 10:15pm… i finished. Stacked them up… and went to bed.


What a monster. And this is just a crib sized quilt. 3 times as many squares are needed for a full sized quilt. Glad i started small. I’m nervous to begin sewing…. Wish me luck!

Step #2.. Sewing the squares to their mates.. Tune in soon..

Rainy Days + Watercolors = Love

It’s been raining an awful lot lately. It’s more inspiring than a bummer. I love Fall clothes, and cool weather gear! :)

Done with Ink and Watercolors. This wasn’t going to be a watercolor painting, so therefore, it wasn’t done on watercolor paper, thus the wrinkles.. i know, it’s a sin! I need some watercolor paper that can double as marker paper if i should choose that route midway. :)

I’m thinking of adding this rainy little girl as a Print to my etsy shop. Good idea? Would you buy it? Don’t worry, i won’t hold you to it!