Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Love Letter Quilt, check.

Rain over May Long certainly helped me be productive... on my hobbies. I finished my second quilt! It measure 87" by 84". I was thinking I may have to ship it out to be quilted, but I had a hard time swallowing the cost. Fear Not!! I pushed that sucker through the sewing machine. The quilting isn't amazing, but it works.

I definitely had a lot of assistance from the blond girl who tends to be very helpful. Here she is helping me pin fabric together.

My red-headed step child is less helpful. He just makes himself quite comfortable on any project I am working on.

I can't believe I didn't take more photos of the creative ways I tried to hold up the quilt while sewing various parts. Here is a picture of how it was positioned while sewing on the binding. I need a bigger table.

Here she be! The brown is really not that dark. I am not quite sure what happened in this photo.

A view of the back.

Here it is on my bed. I am now in desperate need of pillows. Lots and Lots of pillows. Beautifying the rest of my room will have to wait until I own a house. 

So, who is up for a summer project that is still around Edmonton? I am reupholstering a chair and really have no idea what to do. I am going to rely on online tutorials and perhaps buy a book. If anyone wants to help or wants to have a "reupholster old furniture" weekend, stop on by.


  1. I would totally love to cuddle up with that quilt every night! Amazing job sascha!

    I have no idea how we're supposed to get these things through small sewing machines. Sadly, I had a hard time managing a baby quilt...i am super impressed with your skills my friend!


  2. Lovely Sascha! It's so happy. I think I might need your advice when I get around to trying to quilt using my sewing machine.

  3. I love this quilt soooo much. It's beautiful!

    I'm up for a sewing night soon! Let's do it!

  4. Thank you all! I am happy the happiness of the quilt shows.

    Alana, quilting origami. I rolled up the ends to put it through the machine. But again, the quilting isn't very amateur.

    Lindsey, any advice I have was advice given to me from Eva and Linnea. So, you know it's good.

    Kim, you're home?? Sewing very soon. I am unavailable until Monday june 6th. Helloooooooo Miami! :)

  5. I know this post is old but I found it while trying to get a pattern idea for a quilt I'm making for a friend's daughter. I LOVE this one because it has that crazy quilt feel but the shapes of the pieces are a bit more symmetrical. My question is, did you use a pattern? Is it one I can find online? If you made it up yourself, would you be willing to share? ;) I tried to decipher it by just looking at the pieces but can't quite figure it out.....maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning! Thanks so much! Nancy