Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Supernova Finish

More pictures of this quilt...sorry for the overload this week!  I just love this one so much!  I still need to run it through the wash but here she is, all quilted up :o)

I had a great time quilting this baby.  I tried to branch out a little bit and try some more creative things.  I have found so much inspiration on Pinterest, of course!

No progress has been made on any other project this week, but hoping that changes this week!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Quilting the Supernova

Two posts in one week, watch out!!  This quilt has been so fun to work on.  Besides the fact that I  ♥ every single fabric, it was just a breeze to finish.  I have been having issues with basting lately.  Normally, I am a pinner, but the last 2 quilts have converted me to a sprayer!  It was so much faster to baste and quilt because I wasn't stopping to take out pins.  I know it's yet another expense, but it's worth it for larger quilts, that's for sure!  I used the 505 brand and it did gum my needle a little bit....but the gummy bits rubbed right off the needle and I usually change needles after machine quilting anyway.

I also got a new pair of gloves recently...I lost my well-loved/used quilting gloves recently and got a cheap pair of gardening gloves for $2 at WalMart.  They are awesome!!  They are so grippy :o)

Each section got its own quilting design.  It isn't perfect, but I love it!!

I wanted to do something different with the neutral space, but was a little stumped.  This was my inspiration, but with fewer bubbles. My husband saw it and was pretty impressed, so that was pretty cool.

I hope to get some good pictures of the whole thing tonight to show tomorrow....if I get home before the light is gone.  I need to retire so I can quilt!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since I last blogged!!  I am alive and well, just overwhelmed with busyness.  It's the last month and a half of school and there seems to be a mad rush to pack in field trips, sports, activities before time runs out.  Emma is playing volleyball and is happy as a clam.  She and Dayna are both doing so great with their gymnastics, too!

Onto the WIP list!  I have been making some progress, although small in the last few weeks.  Last I blogged about the mountain of quilt tops that need finishing.

1.  Good Folks Supernova - basted.  Since my last post, I have finished quilting a customer quilt and had all kinds of issues with basting so un-pinned it all and re-basted with spray.  I cannot believe how everything just stayed put so much better!  So I spray-basted my Good Folks Supernova quilt and I am hoping it will work just as well.

Here is the backing of my Supernova quilt....LOVE this fabric from IKEA!

This next quilt top is something I should have done a LONG time ago...sad to say.  It's a project that I had totally forgotten about until recently and I can't believe I am so long in getting this done, or that I forgot about it, omw!!  It's a signature quilt from a friend's wedding.   Guests signed their names on squares of white cotton and I was going to whip it together into a quilt.  Here we are almost 4 years later and it's finally a quilt top.  This one is super-high priority to get finished asap.  I thought I would go with the heart theme I have fallen in love with in the last couple of months.  Her wedding colors were 2 shades of pink, which ALWAYS makes me think of Steel Magnolias "blush and bashful"...if you don't know what I'm talking about we can't be friends anymore :o)  So I pulled a bunch of pink from my stash and went to town making this in less than 4 hours.

No progress has been made on the other 6 quilts on my last WIP list.  *sigh*

Linking up with Lee at Freshly many great projects!!

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