Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What have I done???!??

I decided that I would like to try this blogging thing.  I set it all up, did not tell anyone about it.  I have posted a couple things about what I have been doing.  Last night I had a chance to sit down and read a couple blogs that my friends have.  What have I done???? 
The blogs I have read have been very elegantly wrote.  There are beautiful pictures that have been staged and the formats of the blogs are well thought out and nicely done.  What have I done????
I have given  myself a chance to share.  I have given my friends a chance to check out what I am up to.  I have given myself a way of reading blogs that interest me.  So no more just throwing up pictures thru the mobile blogger app.  If I do not have the time to do it right, why bother at all?
So what have I been doing lately?  I tend to sew only things I enjoy and do well.  The Christmas Crab Quiltery had a project last year where I received 2 strips of fabric per month, enough to make a block.  The fabric was Sande Garvis' Gobble Gobble fabric.  I did 2 sets and the quilt is now finished and on my bed.  I have lots of that fabric left so i decided to make this to place on my night stand.  I finished the top in November and there it has sat, waiting to be finished.  I do not like to quilt or bind.  Will it ever get finished?  So last week I bit the bullet and decided I would quilt it.  I know I did it so wrong.  I did not lover my feed dogs, nor did I take my open toe foot off.  The echo stitching around the flower went well. 

(not sure why it will not load right side up, but you get the picture) 

If you quilt slow enough you can almost do anything.  Then came the free motion quilting.  Open toe foot on and feed dogs up, I jumped right into it. 

Guess what?? I got it labeled and bound on the weekend!!  I am happy it is finished and I am not sad about the quilting on it.  I am not ecstatic, but for knowing I did it wrong, it turned out pretty well.
So here is my Autumn Star!!!  Finished and ready to show off to anyone that will look!!!!


  1. Cute little project! I really like the flower and star! Nice applique!

  2. Very nice applique. Don't worry about the other blogs. Just do what you love and it will show.