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almost finished, far from famous.

This blog is coming to you as I listen to my lecture for this week (Seminar in Criminology is going to be the death of me). If I ever take the time to mention that I want to go back to school and get an additional degree – please stop me. It slipped my mind how much work and accountability goes into an online course. I am putting you all in charge of telling me that it would be a crazy idea. Slowly I’m making my way through each of these classes with the thought that May 2014 needs to get here faster.

Regardless of all the assignments I have due this week, yesterday was perfect. Indigo LaRue and I reconnected in the best way, over two quilt tops. It took me all day, because if you are a quilter you know all the piecing and pressing that goes into work with most projects.

So here they are!

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Cupcakes & Sprinkles Galore for my sweet friend Valentina

The amount of work (blood, sweat, and tears) that has gone into this one has finally paid off. I HAVE A QUILT TOP. It’s mini quilt, because I wanted to test out my patience for cutting smaller pieces and putting them back together. Disclaimer: My hatred for cutting fabric is real (and still exists). It’s my least favorite part of this sewing hobby, but I have a clear understanding that its an essential component to success. ย I nailed it.ย Yours truly cut up all those little squares and triangles all by her lonesome – then proceeded to piece them all back together into 25 squares. Does this mean I’m ready to challenge myself to a large quilt with more tiny pieces like this? Ummm, negative. I have confirmation that I can do it though. To finish this quilt off, backing (think glitter) and batting have already been purchased. The man doesn’t know that he will be assisting with some basting later this evening, so I can start quilting this one together. Wish me luck with the quilting…..I still haven’t decided where I am going with that part. Stitch in the ditch may kill me.

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Christina’s Mod Creation

As for the second quilt top, it’s not entirely finished. As I was working on it, I knew it wouldย going to be really long and narrow. After finishing it and picking a backing, I went to my quilting muse and crafty friend, Lizzie (Gidget), for advice. My initial thought was to add a border and Lizzie did not steer me away she was extremely helpful. I think I am going to find a red hue ย to add around the entire top as a border. Here are a few that I’m venturing towards completing the whole top with:

Keepsake Calico Fabric – Burgundy Print

Keepsake Calico Fabric – Wine Tonal

Keepsake Calico Fabric – Red Print

Once I get that picked out, I can start working on getting this one finished and basted together (if you have a preference, please let me know in the comments).

A dent was made in my 2013 quilting projects. For the next three, I’m using similar fabric for the boys – they seemed to all be up for a music theme quilt. I’ll more than likely talk fabrics in the next post. It’s not easy catering to a boy personality in quilting, so help will be appreciated.

I have to get back to homework now – so let me know what you think. Also, if you have any wine suggestions, please feel free to share those with me. After this weekend, I’m going to treat myself to a bottle or two if I can survive this week.

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11 Comments

  • Reply L

    I am pretty sure that we were just mentioning each other in our blogs at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Any of the prints you choose will be amazing, but I like Burgendy Print. I feel like the colors and patterns will mix well, but then again, I like them all : ) You inspire me to make smaller quilting squares, and next time I see D.W. I will verbally abuse him and con him into cutting your squares and triangles for you!

    January 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      If anybody can do smaller quilt squares, its you! DO IT!!!
      It’s tough to pick colors via the internet. I think I am going to have to take this quilt in and see if I can pull those specific fabrics out to look at it against the prints. As for the verbal beating you are promising D.W. I’ll have to stop you from it. He tried to help out, but being the perfectionist I am I fired him from the job. He wasn’t being as perfect as I needed him to be!

      January 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Heather Briney

    You go girl!!!
    I think the Keepsake Calico Fabric โ€“ Wine Tonal would accentuate the patterns and colors that are in your mod creation quilt.
    As for school, I know you can do it!

    January 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thanks Heather! I am going to take the quilt top in and compare all three together. We’ll see how it goes. As for school – I didn’t get nearly enough homework done yesterday! YIKES!

      January 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply artbaus

    I’m not one for the cutesy motifs, but I would not say no to a quilt like this. Keep going, you’re amazing!

    January 27, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      I know I’m on the right track if you would take the most girly quilt ever!!! YES!!!!

      January 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    I say the Wine Tonal….just because it has the word wine in it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    January 28, 2013 at 10:29 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Is it sad that was my first thought as well?!? ๐Ÿ™‚

      January 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Your quilts are fabulous! I’m getting a sewing machine in a few weeks and can’t wait to add quilting to my hobbies. It’s such an inspiration to see all you’ve done so far. I can’t wait to see how the rest of your quilts turn out!

    January 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you! I wish I could crochet, but unfortunately that talent escaped me. I wear your scarf all the time and hate that it’s getting warm in Dallas. I need at least another month to get full use of it.

      What kind of machine are you getting!?!? You will love it, it’s a good hobby to have and so soothing. If you ever have any questions (not like I’m an expert or anything) feel free to ask (Lizzie, because she’s my expert I go to).

      January 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Kimmy

    Favorite wine…i haven’t found one yet, every time I find one i love, the next bottle of it is more bitter. ๐Ÿ™ i have a need for sweet. And your quilts are beautiful! I do not like quilts at all, but you have amazing, modern taste, but then again, you always have ๐Ÿ˜‰ I enjoy sewing slippers for my boys, and making purses, soon I will make my own tops, I hope, but it’s tough when I have little time and money. Glad you are enjoying this season in ur life. I miss the sunshine you bring wherever you go. I don’t quilt but I crochet. You inspire me to try brighter colors. <3

    January 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm
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