Friday, May 14, 2010

sew & tell - I'm baaaa-aaack! with a little quilting to share.

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Hello there dear friends!  Thought I'd pop in for this week's sew & tell and show you not one, but TWO projects!  Are you impressed?  Well, don't be.  I only had a few lines to finish up on the quilting for the baby quilt.  And I'm kind of digging it.  And the second project isn't mine.  But it's a beauty!
I decided to go for a straight line look that I've seen around.  I stitched about a quarter inch on either side of each seam and I like how the squares got a framed effect doing this.  Plus it's quite a bit easier for a beginner quilter like me than stippling.  I decided not to show you the front until it's really finished.  Oh the suspense!!

I've learned a few things too.  I bought these handy clips (and then found some others too) to use to keep my quilt rolled up while I feed it through the machine.

This is what it looks like, all clipped up!

Second project:  Remember my mom's New York Beauty?  Well, my aunt Mary quilted it!  My mother (my patron saint of saving my butt) is here (to save me from being alone with 2 toddlers and a newborn and an impending move) and brought it with her.  We are having a binding party this week.
I still can't get over the colors in this quilt. And I love the backing.  And the wide stripe she used for the border. And that my Aunt can freehand quilt and make it look like she uses a pattern AND a stitch regulator.  I can't wait to show this to you all finished!!

So onto you guys!!

Oh wait, what?  You wanted to see more pictures of the baby?  Oh.  Okay.  I guess, if you insist.


Can't wait to see what you've been doing this week!

Your turn!

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56 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Karen said...

I can't wait to snuggle her up next week!

Lesly said...

I can barely take my eyes off that little baby long enough to look at your finishes! She is scrumptious! Well done!

Michelle said...

She is GORGEOUS!

You do good work ;)

What a great idea! I've bought the round "clips" that's supposed to be for that, but they didn't work so well for me...I think your idea might!

I also have to agree about the other quilt, I heart that color scheme!

Nicole said...

Look at you go! Your Love quilt is going to be beautiful. And that New York Beauty makes me want to cry a little bit.

In fact, I did want to see more pictures of that delicious baby! Those cheeks! :)

Colleen said...

Freehand and without a stitch regulator?! I don't quilt, but even I know that that takes talent!

The baby is precious. Gotta love those cheeks.

I'm thinking of you and this upcoming move.

Miri said...

Too much eye candy! Two lovely quilts and a beautiful sweet baby!

You're finding time to quilt!...you're awesome!

LollyChops said...

You can just post pictures of the baby and forget all that other stuff!

Quilting schmilting!

BRING ON THE BABY (look at those chubby wubby wittle wegs)!

hehehe

Apron Senorita said...

This is my first time to your blog and I really enjoyed my visit. I sew in my spare time, which means around midnight. :)

Thank you for opening your blog home!

Yoli :)

P. said...

Aw, the baby is such a sweetie! Great idea for clips on the baby quilt. Looks great so far! Oh my, the NYB your mom made is gorgeous. Your Aunt Mary's quilting is amazing and perfect for it!

em's scrapbag said...

The quilts are lovely, but that sweet baby of yours steals the show.

kristie said...

aww, she's a cutie! i really like how you quilted in straight lines and thanks for the tip with the clips! cannot wait to see the front all finished...

ktquilts said...

Aaaaahhhh!!!!! How wonderful to not be pregnant!!! Oh, and sweet baby kisses. Love onsies, then you can smootch cheeks & necks. Tickle the feet and the thighs!!!!

I love Babies!!!! Nothing like your own, is there?!?

Many blessings,

KT

jlk said...

What a darling baby. All that hair!!!

sewtakeahike said...

ooohhh Amy! the quilting you did on the love quilt is poifect!!! love it (but love that hair even more!).
You have such an amazing family! Your mom can piece like nobody's business and your Aunt! Your Aunt is obviously like Van Gogh with a needle!

Jan said...

Lovely quilts, but that sweet baby is the best!

Sarah said...

What a cutie!

Rene' said...

Oh, Amy, she is so sweet!!!! Beautiful baby! I love the double straight lines you quilted on your LOVE quilt. How great that you have your mom and aunt to help with not only the kiddies but the quilting too!

Kelly O. said...

your sweet babe has so much hair! (which you already know but I still felt the need to say it)
that baby quilt is fabulous! can't wait to see the front!

so you clipped your quilt while quilted and that helped,eh?
I'm gonna try that!

Leslie said...

oh wow the baby is just precious!!!

Dee said...

My favorite completed project is still the precious little tater tot asleep!

Beautiful quilts!

Sew It UP! said...

Thank you for sharing her with us. It's always wonderful to see babies. Kind of get my fix since mine are pre-teens. :o(

Wow your quilt are looking really great! I love the idea of using those clips.

Oh, and welcome back!!

Jessie said...

What a sweet, sweet baby. :) And I love love love your quilt, looks like it'll be a beauty!

Katie B. said...

Wow. Your baby is so cute! I love that hair. Thanks for the tip on the clips. Great idea!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Congratulations, first, on your beautiful new addition!

Love the NYB... Fantastic looking. A very jealous sarcastic quilter here. lol

Natalia said...

I'm so impressed what you've gotten finished with your newborn! You rock! I love your moms quilt too, so pretty!
Your baby is darling too!

Nikki said...

Wow, beautiful, can't wait to see the front of your quilt! I love that kind of straight-line quilting too and I can't BELIEVE your Aunt did that free-motion without a big quilting machine!! That's amazing.

beth said...

oh wow! That baby picture is TOOOO sweet! Congratulations!
Love your mom's quilt too!!

everydaychaos said...

You should never post pictures of your quilts next to your baby. I mean, the quilts are pretty and all, but the baby just outshines everything around her. She's absolutely gorgeous. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Wow. Your baby is so sweet! And your quilt for her is coming out nicely. I love the straight line quilting! Your mom's quilt is beautiful too and your aunt did a great job quilting it. Have fun at your binding party -- I love that part!

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for hosting =)

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Look at her! You are so in love, huh? Her quilt is looking fabulous :)

Sara said...

your baby is adorable!! thanks for the linkup :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

She's so sweet! And all the hair is adorable:) Great quilts, too, but the baby steals the show!

Michelle said...

The baby just looks like a little snuggle-bunny. :-) She's going to enjoy the quilt too. I really like the quilting. Although we newbie machine-quilters struggle with the more elaborate quilting patterns, sometimes simple really is best.

Your mom's NYB is gorgeous! Love the colors. It's one of my favorite patterns, and I'm working on one myself.

Barb said...

What a gorgeous baby....

Seamingly Smitten said...

I've never made a quilt before. Yours is beautiful and so is that baby! I hope you're getting some rest :)

Sarah Craig said...

Your double-line quilting looks great - I just used that technique on a disappearing nine-patch and it really added a lot to the quilt, plus it made the backing look special! I like stippling but it takes so much longer that I don't always have time for it. AND your baby is so adorable - don't you just want to hold her all the time? Have fun with her!!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I remembered! ;o)

KQuiltyBee said...

What a sweetie! And the quilts are lovely, too. I might have to try some of those clips--good idea. Glad life is going well for you and your family.

Catherine said...

Isn't she adorable!! Her quilt is coming along nicely too. Looking forward to seeing it finished! Love that backing fabric! Your Mom and Auntie's work is just superb!

Katie said...

She is adorable! And check out that hair!!

Mary said...

Amy, she is SOOO precious! Can't wait to see your finished Love quilt!

Dayna said...

Your baby is absolutely precious! Precious! Gorgeous! Wonderful!

I love that you're quilting with your mom and aunt. How great!

manuela said...

Anne Geddes is going to call any moment to engage her newest model :)
So sweet!
Love all that beautiful quilting!

Jessica said...

She is beautiful! The quilts look good too.

amy smart said...

That baby is beautiful!! You have by far the cutest project this week. The quilt included. :)

Rita E said...

What a precious angel! And look at all that hair! Love the quilts too ... thanks for sharing.

Alexis said...

Your baby is so cute! I love her dark hair!

Sara said...
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Anne said...

Thanks for the sew and tell party. I love showing off what I made...since what i sew seems to be few and far between!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Thanks for the party, love to see all the amazing things, including yours! And your little one is so precious!

Whimsical Creations said...

Oh my...she is BEAUTIFUL!!

Fantastic projects.

V and Co. said...

i love your baby enough to maybe want another one. hahaha! not even close to actually going through with it though!
congrats on all that hair! whoot! how you feeling girl?

QuiltingCyclist said...

Amy,

You are more that a beginner as well as a restorer of hope in the future to us older mom's and quilters. You are the best. Just keep on. The quilting looks great and the baby is a doll.

jaybird said...

thanks for the tip... those clips look like they work great!!! and the baby... just adorable!

Thearica said...

That baby is just precious!

and love your work! Your moms NYB is gorgeous! The quilting is really nice! :)

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