Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Quilting - ALL DONE!!

What. Is. Happening. 

The quilt is finished!

The binding went on!

The stitching was blind!

And it's beautiful.

And it's everything I wanted it to be. 

After about a year and a half -with breaks- I am done with my quilt.
The entire thing was made by me, with my hands. 
We slept under it last night and it works! It's a quilt!
I. Love. It. 
On to the next one?...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


We moved!

Goodbye, 306!
My first very own home. My first lease in Minneapolis. My first independent-woman, budget your life, make it work, buy what you want, put it where you want, warm and cozy haven in the coldest Winters, birds chirping outside in the Spring, perfect location with and without a car, love nest when Jason moved in, super awesome studio in Uptown, Minneapolis.

I mean c'mon. 

So we made sure all the drawers were empty, and we were off!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Back On The Bus

Took the bus downtown for the first time in at least a year. Maybe two? It's been a while.
Back on temping trail. Watch out, world, I'm getting paid to sit in front of a computer- I'm online all. the. time.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Quilting - The Back

Found this orange fabric at S.R. Harris. I was in there for. ever. I like this small pattern. Maman told me that's pretty traditional, to have a small pattern repeating a lot on the back of a quilt. Totally knew that.

Batting. Warm and Natural is what I heard I should get. Looking at the measurements, I am actually making a TWIN-sized quilt. What? But it looks so good on our full bed! I get it, some people want theirs to fall further toward the floor. Mine will be a shorty.

 White and soft. I munna sleep under you!

I got a stencil pattern at Full Line Stencil. The kind that comes with the powder chalk that you iron off.

Ok. Let's talk about this. 
I draw like crap, and I didn't want to follow the pattern of the shapes in front of the quilt, so I went with a stencil because it was a concept I could wrap my head around.  If there is a next quilt, I think I'll draw with a washable pencil, or something like that. The main negative about the chalk stencil is that I am tied to the iron and the ironing board. I want to quilt in bed or in front of the TV, but there is too much shlepping for that to happen often. 

Just chalk.

Look! I'm quilting! A real quilt!


 Playing with Macro.

Thread and chalk.

And now it's March... and I'm still not done. But getting there!!