Monday, September 29, 2014

binding a quilt

It's been tamed, and the quilting is finished.
                                 Now the binding is in progress...............

Free motion quilting...

 I will just say that this quilt has got the better of me.  
 I don't know if it's because my machine needs servicing, I'm out of practice, or
it's the threads I'm using, but I have tossed the quilt on the floor a number of times with a few choice words to go along with it.
Slowly, but surely, I WILL get it finished.
I hope your sewing days are long and productive :-)
~ Jodi ~

sandwiching, basting a quilt...

those pins hurt my knees every time I land on one.  

Actually, this was a few, or several, weeks ago.  I'm on to the binding of it now....  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sweet girl quilt for Fiona

These strips go together easily.  The hardest part, of course, is trying to keep them random.
(excuse my thready design wall)
Fiona's mom chose the fabrics, and I love them.
Can't wait to get it all done to give to sweet Fiona for her bedroom!
~ Jodi ~

Friday, August 8, 2014

Beach mini quilt in the works - maybe

I started making this - a long time ago.  I was waiting for more inspiration to strike, but it never did, so I put it away for a while.  Now I'm thinking I should finish it before the summer ends.  Hmmmm.  Sometimes posting things gets the creative mojo flowing, sometimes....... not.  
BTW, it's supposed to be a girl lying on her beach towel under an umbrella, NOT with a huge hat on like my husband suggested it looked.  Sheeesh - men!  Hahahaha!  (I think he just may be right - this time, anyway.)

Rotary cutting - ouch

Funny how I just couldn't bear to cut the lawn today with my healing hand (carpal tunnel surgery two weeks ago).  BUT I am managing to use my rotary cutter, much to my hand's detriment.  Well, not really.  I'm told you can't mess up the surgery that was done, but it sure hurts plenty.  My husband was doing some cutting for me, but he's out with his high school buddies tonight.  I couldn't make any more progress unless I did some cutting, so cutting I did!  :-)  Thank God for Tramadol.  It's going to be my friend tonight.

What have you been up to?  I fear I'm missing out on what a lot of you are posting on Instagram.  I have not jumped on that band wagon, yet.  But soon.
Take care, my blogging friends.
~ Jodi ~

Scrappy trip quilt went to a good home...

I began working on this quilt in January of 2013
It's a full/queen size
                                           Some of my favorite fabrics/colors

                                           the back - some my daughter's fabrics, some mine

All of these blue/white fabrics are from Japan - the most I've ever spent on fabric, and probably never will again.  I will miss this quilt!  I will just have to make myself another one, but it will have to be different fabric because these are all gone.
Have a blessed weekend, my friends!
~ Jodi ~