It's been a big month here. I've gotten my new sewing space settled. It's amazing what a difference having a dedicated space can make! AND all my beautiful fabric out of the totes and closet and where I can SEE it... and more importantly USE it!!!
Happy Valentine's Day to me from TMOMD. This is a great 'for now' sewing table. It was not too expensive (because it's likely to be moved a few times) and will do a great job until we settle in our Forever house one day and I get a fancy table with an air lift and all the other bells and whistles. You might not notice but I even have a small design area behind my machine. And I'm working on a wall hanging.
My 'cutting' table. Yeah, this could use work but the motto (well, one of them) of an Army Wife is 'Semper Gumby'... 'Always Flexible'! Most important to me is that I can put it all away in about ten minutes when we need to have the wide open space of an extra room for guest or whatever.
Quilt #4 from some stash fabric. Actually it's from a kit I decided I was never going to use. Pretty darn cute, if I say so myself.
#5: Bunnies in the Garden
I made this quilt at the request of my mother-in-law for a baby gift. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
See the bunnies hopping around the garden?
And the CUTEST selvage I've ever seen.
I'm also in love with the Bernina Stitch Regulator!!! Suddenly my least favorite part of making a quilt is no longer the actual quilting (it's the basting process now). This is not perfect but as my wonderful husband says, "It's a quilt. It's handmade. It's not suppose to be perfect." I love that man so much.
Pieced that back with an extra block I had - just love that little surprise.
And after the wash. Do you wash your quilts before you give them away? I always do... mainly because I like the crinkled up look they get when the batting does that "3% shrink" the package warns of. It helps to hide any quilting imperfections. And lastly, but also pretty important, is that I can see if I have missed anything. Like with this quilt - I missed a whole seam.
And in other news...
When TMOMD gets in from the field I believe we are going to officially start a business. My goal is to be at the Arts and Craft show the post puts on in the fall and maybe have an online store front carrying things I have made. Hence, all the baby/toddler quilts. They come together pretty quickly. I also have some other things I hope are unique to our military community in mind to make. With that in mind I've been picking up a good bit of fabric on sale when I see something I like. And I have not kept up with how much... exactly. Sooo, I'm calling it quits from doing a stash report. Especially since I've been working a lot with precuts and I'm not sure what the yardage on that is. And maybe since I'm actually going through a bit of fabric (I pulled out all my batting and backing and have quilts those first four quilts all bundled together to get finished) I don't feel like I need to do it anymore. So I am taking a break.
And now my sick child is calling. No, I don't think she's actually sick any more - but she was sick all night long. I'm so thankful the light of morning brought the end of her nocturnal projection. Too much junk yesterday perhaps. But I think I will go read to her while she enjoys a warm bath.
Stitch on, my friends.