More projects for me

I started 2012 knowing that it was going to be a busy year, but I have (knowingly) made it busier. At the beginning of the year I decided that I want to make twelve garments from Colette Patterns and cohost a sew-along with Sarah,  I want to read at least one book a month, I want to be a contributor for The Sew Weekly (have yet to post anything other than my introduction post, but I am working on something now), I want to learn some basic embroidery, and I want to focus a little more on garment sewing which means cutting back on quilting. What a joke. That last idea lasted twenty two days.

 Made by Bobbi Porter and photo posted with her consent.

How amazing is this quilt? When I first saw it my jaw dropped, the main center area (not the borders) is made from one piece of fabric which is cut into pieces/strips (?) and sewn together to get that separate color effect. Bobbi (the quilting instructor for the class I'm in) pulled this off by choosing a fabric that didn't have a lot of dead space. I don't know exactly how she did it, but I'm going to learn :) When I saw this quilt I knew that I HAD to make it.

 Made by Bobbi Porter and photo posted with her consent.

The "quick and easy" quilt will be made up of blocks like the ones pictured above. With a few more blocks and a border it will be a perfect crib sized quilt. I'm going to make it for my friend's baby.

Fabric from Quiltin Cousins and photo posted with the owner's consent.

I have been eyeing this fabric from Quiltin Cousins for some time now and it will be perfect for the crib sized quilt. Hopefully there will be some left, I've got my heart set on using it! I am going with my friend Pari and my new quilting friend Stephanie for some fabric shopping this weekend.

My "To Do" list for this year just got a little bigger. How are all of you doing on your New Years Resolutions?


  1. haven't sewn a darn thing yet! in my defense, work is totally kickin my ass and I'm spending my free time recovering (ie relaxing) so i can make it thru another work day... :( yikes! It better let up soon, cause I have too many things planned!!
    Love the cowboy quilt, awww :)
    Can't wait to see your projects come to fruition Erin, it looks like you are making progress.

    1. I'm THINKING about making progress... not sure how much progress I have actually made :)

  2. when it comes to making quilts I like the old fashion type, which means lots of hand sewing and never getting round to finishing it. Good luck though, lovely looking fabric.