Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Almost time to go...

Hi Friends!

I worked this afternoon to get a quilt top finished so I could run over here and share it with you before I head out to the AQS show in Chattanooga, TN on Friday.
Tomorrow will be filled with packing and picking hubby up from the airport and then off we go on Friday morning on our first real long road trip on the motorcycle.  

Oh sure we have ridden the bike pretty far on some days. But....never on a real for sure road trip and ya see here's the thing I don't like the interstate on the motorcycle!!!!
It says by car it is 5 hours and 57 mins. So you can pretty much add at the bare minimum another 2 hours at least to that. So AQS for Fri. maybe a wash. Oh well we are staying 2 blocks from where they are having the show so I will be happy with Saturday!


Now that I have board you to death. (sorry just a little excited) I will get to the quilt. I shared with you all a WIP on here a few months ago of a lot of projects I was working on. That post is HERE

Well I shared a picture of some charm packs I was working with by Robert Kaufman. 



This is London Calling. Not sure how they came up with that name as all the fabrics are florals. These are also Lawn fabrics instead of cotton.

Here is another picture of the project from the other post.



This was just like a teaser picture on the other post. What I didn't know at the time is I would end up taking all of this apart and putting it back together the right way.

Here is the finished top. (only)


 Sorry about these pictures the sun had not made much of an appearance all day. My grass is also not mowed so it makes the quilt look bumpy. I don't have floor space in my house to lay it out. 



The wind decided to blow right as I was laying this down as well. 






This would have been the perfect photo but the quilt was too low. 



But by the time I moved it the sun was behind the clouds again.



Realized the top of the quilt needed to be folded back up so you could see through in case the sun did come out.


  
And as I unclipped it from the fence it started to rain. Huh...living in Florida. 

I made this quilt for a lady that has mentored me over the past few months. She has been a cheerleader for me as I "try" to be of some help to my husband as he gets this Ministry up and running again. 

I'm still working on how I want to quilt it. I'm thinking FM but I haven't practiced my free motion in a looooong time! I have some time but I did want to give this to her as a Christmas gift.

This is not my pattern I "pinned" it on my Pinterest board HERE make sure that you click over to the web page from the pin. I printed her whole blog post so that I would have all the references that I needed. 

If anyone is going to the AQS in Chattanooga let me know even though I'm going to only be there a short time I would love to see you and say Hi! I love to meet my blog followers! :)

If your not going to AQS and you want to see some of the stuff I'm seeing you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram those links are on the right side bar.     

Linking up with:

Work In Progress Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced

I hope you have a great rest of what is left of your summer. Down here in the south we are far from Fall or Winter. LOL 

Hugs and best stitches to you,











a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Verse for Sunday

Three things will last forever - Faith, Hope, and Love - but the greatest of these is Love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Verse for Sunday

The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” Like 10:37

I hope you have a great week.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Modern Baby Quilt Finished

Hi Quilty Friends!
I finally have something to blog about a quilt finish yay!

I have been showing the progress of this baby quilt over on instagram. But now that I finished it I really wanted to blog about it over here.

This quilt was a departure from the normal for me. I am by no means a "modern" quilter. Which seems to be the trend around all social media. I really like the modern quilting but I like it when they take a traditional quilt block or quilt pattern and use the modern looking fabrics. I think that is more of what I am drawn to more than all the "real" modern quilting.

So now I want to show you my finished quilt.



There are three things about this quilt that were new to me. The first is the one I just talked about is the fact that this quilt looks very modern.

Second is that I quilted this in a spiral quilting pattern. I have never done this before. But, I really wanted to try it because I have been following some other bloggers and they had been do this type of quilting for a while now. This was not too hard I did go to a blog that had a written tutorial and some hints and tips about quilting in this way. Let's just say I'm glad I went over and read other quilters experiences with this method. 





The last thing I did that was new to me was I put a "Magic Binding" on this quilt. I know your saying a What?


If you look close at the picture above you can see the black fabric that looks like it is under the binding but actually it is part of the binding. The hardest part of this binding is after sewing the binding on you have to join the ends just right to make the black (or bottom) fabric line up with the other end. I will just say ugh.....I did my best but after the 5th time I just left it.


I am not crazy about this backing fabric. For one it just seemed really thin and it pleated up around the edges. Also not crazy about these quilt labels that I made they need to be shorter. I can fix that though this is just the first one I have used so far.

Well I hope you all have a great holiday weekend. I will be in my sewing room. If you are on twitter you can use the hashtag #LDSI for Labor Day Sew In and see what everyone is working on. I would love for you to come over and say Hi!


Linking up with:

Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She
Design Wall Monday @ Patchwork Times
Anything Goes Monday @ Stitch by Stitch
Show and Tell @ I have to say...
Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the River
Work in Progress Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict



Hugs and Best Stitches to You,

a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew


  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Verse for Sunday

Have a great week.
Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Verse for Sunday

Have a great week!

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Verse for Sunday

Have a great week.
Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew