June 20, 2009

so it's been a bit

I've finished making the 9 patch blocks for my son's quilt. I've cut them all into 4s and even got the 'sashings' done for it. Heck I've even stitched the first row together!!! I'm way impressed with myself. The 2nd honey bun came for the girls quilt so I'm going to be pressing those strips and get to stitching on those. I have to be careful when I sew hers because she'll catch on, my little guy is oblivious :p

Here is the quilt top all laid out on my kitchen floor (minus 'sashings'). Not sure which way is the right way, I don't really think there is a right way LOL!

Semi close up:

June 16, 2009

one honey bun down

I've stitched up one honey bun! I sewed them together into groups of 6 just randomly picking out fabric as I went along and I'm really pleased with the results. I have 4 strips left over so now I just have to wait for my other honey bun to finish it. I'm cutting these strips into 6 1/2 inch blocks and when the quilt is done the blocks will be 6 inches each.

Look at those gorgeous colors!

I just can't get enough!

Just dripping with scrappy goodness, seriously, how can you resist this?!


Alrighty, here's the fabric! Now, there is one honey bun missing but I couldn't wait any longer to reveal the good stuff! There was a mix up with my order and I got some Joel Dewberry swatches that are very pretty and I just may have to buy for another quilt. I've already sewn 3 lengths of 6 strips from the honey bun and might not need that 2nd one but we'll see, I might just make some shams with them.

For the girls quilt I'm using Soire'e honey buns by Lila Tueller for Moda. This has got to be the sweetest fabric for any little girl! I'm doing a rail fence type quilt for this one as the strips are perfectly cut for it.

And for the boys quilt I'm using Arcadia by Sanae for Moda. I've chosen charm packs for this quilt and am doing a disappearing 9 patch. The solid squares are just unbleached muslin.

I'm SO excited to get these quilts underway and finished! My 1/4" foot came in today as well and I'm in love! I think my next purchase will be a darning/free motion foot, I'm getting an itch to stipple them myself.

June 14, 2009

the fabric is trickling in!

I'm just waiting on ONE more package before I reveal the fabric!! I also bought the solid fabric for the disappearing 9 patch and that's all cut. One other thing I ordered was a 1/4" foot so hopefully I'll get those perfect 1/4" seams that quilters live for. I'll probably start my daughter's quilt first because I don't really need to do any cutting or prep work. I'm getting very antsy to start! I also got accepted into paramedic school so I'd love to get the tops finished before I start school on August 10! I'm going to be a busy gal!

June 12, 2009

the fabric has been ordered

What did I get?? Well you'll just have to wait and see *snicker*! I'll give you one hint, the fabric for both comes from a very well known manufacturer of high quality quilting fabrics. I can tell you I will be doing a disappearing 9 patch for one and some form of rail fence for the other.

June 11, 2009


Just what exactly is pickles & bacon? It's a food combination that sounds horrid but tastes great! No, I'm not currently pregnant either and believe it or not, I wouldn't have eaten something like that while pregnant, strange yes but I've never claimed to be 100% normal! I just thought it was a unique title bound to get a couple second looks.

Now onto the purpose of the blog. I recently decided that I wanted to make my kids quilts for Christmas this year. Don't ask me how or why that came about, probably because I'm not 100% normal. I've decided on fabrics and now I'm waiting for them to come in. To make this task slightly easier (hopefully) I've decided to use pre-cut fabrics. Another reason I suck at cutting with a rotary cutter. I'm also going to be having the quilts long arm quilted because I can foresee my machine and I going toe to toe in a boxing ring if I attempt to quilt them myself. I predict I'd show up with a baseball bat so we'll leave that to the pros with very expensive perdy machines!

June 10, 2009

about me

Welcome to my blog!
My name is Audrey, I'm the mom of 2 wonderful kids and a puggle named Fred!
I'm embarking on a journey to create two quilts for Christmas for my kids, will it happen?
I'm also a paramedic student and SAHM when school is not taking up my time.
In the little free time I have I love to sew, scrapbook, and before paramedic school I loved photography, had to sell my equipment to pay for school :(

I may be new to the quilting world but I can tell you already, I'm hooked!
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