I finally finished my Turning Twenty quilt. I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but I was waiting to try and finish up the hexie and crochet pillows to go with it before showing you all. Then I realized that just wasn't going to be happening soon. So here it is!
This quilt has been planned for a number of years. I was inspired by this one done up in Good Folks. One of my most favorite lines ever. However, I realized it was probably a little too bright of a line for my taste in home decorating. Then Modern Meadow came out, and I fell in love. I knew it was perfect for what I wanted. Two years ago my lovely family gave me a whole fat quarter bundle! Last summer I finally decided it was time. I finished the quilt top rather quickly...so easy! However, I was undecided on how to quilt it.
I wanted to send it to be long armed, but in the end decided just to do it myself. It wasn't actually that bed! I spent about four days quilting this for about two hours at a time, and only when I was quilting the middle did my arms ache. ;0) For the back I used a king cotton flat sheet in light blue. I also made some matching pillowcases. I do still have my accent pillows to finish, so I sure you will be seeing this quilt again! ;0)
I haven't been sewing much for the past month, but this is the week that is all going to change. I have been cleaning and organizing like a mad woman. I have bought all of the girls' curriculum for next year for homeschooling. (That was a lot of fun! There are so many awesome books out there! I love putting together things that I think will suit them and their particular needs.) I have gone shopping for the kiddo's spring/summer wardrobe, which is really almost here in California. So, this week I am giving myself some time off to delve into some projects. I have a lot planned, and I know I won't get to it all. It is fun to dream though, isn't it?
-mini quilt for Fab Little Quilt Swap
- special project
- special project
-Art Student Tote
-snuggler for baby
-dress for Juliana
-case for my new Kindle Fire!
Let's see how much can get done!
I even moved everything down to the dining table, so that I can whip up snacks and put together lunch and still hop on the sewing machine in between!