Sunday, March 18, 2012

Catching Up

Wow, it's been an entire month - oops!  To be honest though I really don't have a whole lot to report on the crafty front anyway.    Things have been uber busy at work and at home, with a string of illnesses, so my sewing machine has been sadly neglected.

But, I did finally get some sunny weather where the husband and I were both home so I got some decent pictures of my finished AMH Innocent Crush quilt.  It's been the resident couch quilt for weeks now so it's nice to finally get it blogged!

I quilted it in straight lines, 1/4 inch away from each seam.  It took forever and some of the lines where I didn't have a seam to follow are distinctly wonky, but I really like the effect.  The varying grid-like pattern is especially cool on the back.

The binding probably isn't the print I would have picked (this was a kit), but it is pretty and frames the quilt nicely.

Finally, I have actually been working - slowly - on a new project.  I've been making wonky log cabins from the Malka layer cake that I won.  I used a tutorial from From the Blue Chair.  It's a kind of slice and dice method and doesn't waste a lot of fabric, which I like.  Plus, my OCF self is not good with being purposely wonky, steps.  I've finally finished all the blocks, but this will give you the general effect.

Now I just need to get some sewing time again, and maybe I'll have more to report.  Happy Sewing!