Monday, January 5, 2009

3 days in a row

Yes I have actually sewn for 3 days in a row. I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but as my MIL Carmen says, baby steps!!

I have finished the two mini quilts I showed in my last post. First up, the wonky log cabins...

I realized that this may be the first quilt I have ever made using just one line of fabric. Usually I take the planned-scrappy approach, using fabrics from many fabric lines. It is interesting how easy it is to co-ordinate fabrics when they all come from the same line. Fancy that! And though I didn't plan it this way, the quilt fits perfectly on the shelf with all my doo-dads. I suppose it has found it's home:)

Next is the tiny house. It is only about 6x8 inches, so quite small. I really had fun playing with the quilting, so of course I had to take a photo of the back for you to see...

Then last night I started on another little quilt. The only stitching done so far is joining the blue wool to the white wool. But it is indeed stitching, so it does count!! I'll tell you more about it tomorrow when it hopefully will be done.

So far I am really enjoying this challenge I have set for myself. I am very motivated to both sew and blog. I really hope I can keep the motivation up!

15 comments:

upstateLisa said...

great quilting!!!!

jacquie said...

good for you! i LOVE the quilting...i need to get more adventurous with my quilting.

Purple and Paisley said...

wow, great stuff! i love the little house quilting! ☺

Nedra said...

You did a great job on the quilting. I've never tried to do more than just straight type stitching. Maybe if I tried a small piece like you, I could get better!

loulee1 said...

Hehe, I love the quilting on the house.

busy lizzie said...

Good on you!! I love that little house idea. But looking at the back of yours Im not so sure I would be great at quilting, it looks hard!!!. Im almost too scared to start...big baby!!

Sherri said...

I love the log cabins...and the quilting is fantastic!

em's scrapbag said...

You are making some really cute things. You are such an inspiration.

Julie said...

I just bought some of that Kaffe Fassett fabric in your last photo. I already had some in blue. I just love it!!
Cute little quilts.

Swapna said...

Hi Joanna..that's wonderful.. I love your quilts.. and for motivation, i will visit ur site often ... and leave my comments..will that do?

Ginger_Curls said...

Wow! Amazing quilting. The back is a work of art in itself - it looks like a stitchery.

Rhonda said...

Great job. I don't think I've very seen that line of fabric. It's really cool.
Take care.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Joanna, great quilting. I just found your blog and love the crazy quilt runner. I'll be visiting again,
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Marie said...

Joanna, I just love, Love, LOVE all your little mini quilts!!! They're quite wonderful. I especially love the one done in the browns! You are a star!!

Simply This and That said...

Ah! To cute. I just made a wonky log cabin table runner for Valentine's Day.. I need to quilt it and put the binding on. I love your browns. ooxx`jodi