Chevron Progress…again

I have slowly but surely getting this stitched. Here’s another of many progress photos. Gus can’t help but get in nearly every photo I take…

And for your enjoyment, Gus’s worried face. I was watching a video of a kitten and he kept thinking there was a meowing kitten somewhere in the kitchen apparently.

Weather, the Oscars, and a Quilt Top

I’m a little behind on sharing all of the wonderful things I’ve been up to, but I suppose that means I am keeping busy which I like. Nothing overwhelming, just a lot going on.

I actually watched all of the Oscars for the first time. (I told you I was a little behind, didn’t I?). I enjoyed it and have a big huge crush on Jean Dujardin because he said he loved America because we have these things called cinnamon rolls and you can take a right turn on red. Plus, he’s kind of gorgeous…and French.

Gus wasn’t so into the Oscars.

I’ve been working a little here and there on some of my sewing. I finished one quilt top that had been laying around forever. I had to sash the edges because I kept screwing it up and it just kept getting smaller and smaller. I love the fabric I used for it though.I’m planning on putting the same fabric on the back. It’s a flannel I picked up at Joann’s.

I’ve also been working (very slowly) on adding the hand quilting to my chevron quilt. It’s not my favorite activity, but I love the look so far.

I realized I forgot to share a photo of the finished top, so here it is.

 

Also, I think the weather has been a little crazy everywhere this winter, but I have to share some of my weird Indiana weather photos.

This first one (well two) were taken just a couple hours apart.

 

This next one was just too awesome not to share.

Purple and Orange

While at my local fabric store, I spotted this fabric. One of Erin McMorris’s fabrics from the Park Slope line. This one started it all.

I got an orange fabric from the same line and took them home to see what I could work with out of my stash.

After some mixing and matching, here is what I came up with. I was a little short on one of the fabrics, but luckily I knew my fabric shop had it.

And here is the finished quilt top.

Finished! And for sale.

This quilt was my first attempt at free motion quilting. I used orange thread. On the brown and orange fabrics, I used a decorative scallop stitch. On the pink and purple fabrics I did free motion quilting following the pattern of the fabric. It’s easier to see from the back.

I am so thrilled with this quilt! I love the quilting. After washing it, it was perfectly crinkly. I love it for a girl because it isn’t overly girly as well as bright and happy.