Thursday, March 15, 2007

First Post

I've been surfing quilting blogs the past couple of months and have been really impressed by the talented folks out there. I've also been thinking about how nice it is to have some feedback on projects in progress and contact with other quilters and crafters. So -- why not add one more voice to the mix? This will be my all things quilting blog -- a place to post pictures, talk about progress (or non-progress as the case may be) and to just have an outlet to talk about my favorite fabric obsession.
One thing I have noticed is that quilt blogs include pictures! So, to join in the fun I'm posting a picture of my most recent project. A fun little jacket for my daughter that I have been meaning to make for the past year or more. Luckily the pattern goes up to her current size. I made the "scrappy" version which involved tearing up strips of fabric and tacking them onto a muslin foundation then "quilting" it together to create the fabric for the jacket. Then I used a minkee type fabric to create the lining so she'll have a nice little spring jacket. Which reminds me, the next time I decide to use either fleur (which I THINK is the name of the stuff I used) or minkee or anything else of its ilk -- I need someone to do a sanity check. It is wonderful when finished but I am still trying to sweep up all of the fuzz and I have at least one black shirt I don't think will EVER be the same!

I still need to add buttons, but she's already grabbed it down from the table and put it on wanting to go "outside!" Unfortunately for her, that is going to have to wait until our weather is a bit more predictable. And luckily for me, I still have time to make the second jacket out of just flannel and fabric that is sitting on my ironing board waiting for me to have a minute to sew. Speaking of which -- insomnia is raging, hubby is at work and my active toddler is soundly asleep. I hear my sewing machine calling!!!


Rose Marie said...

Your daughter's jacket is ... simply adorable! Welcome to blogland! I joined for the same reason after browsing for a year and am glad to have finaly made the jump. I'll be back to visit your blog.

The Wooden Spool said...

What a gorgeous jacket! What a lucky girl to get such a jewel from her momma! Love your blog!