Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sewing, sewing and more sewing!

I know that yesterday I said I was going to post a picture of my pinwheels. But I ended up not getting a picture, but did tonight or morning! I know that the pinwheels didn't come to a perfect point in the center, but I did the best I could without having to rip out the seams in every one of them each time so I did the best I could, which I'm still proud either way. However, I showed the first row I had sewn together to my hubby and he says it looks good but reminds him of a granny blanket more than a baby blanket. He said he likes the look of it, but just doesn't remind him of a "baby" blanket. I wanted to slap him, no, no not really but yeah. lol I told him I wanted the baby blanket to be something she could slowly grow into, and not be babyish as she gets older. Although it's not going to be a very "big" blanket to grow into she can still particially use it as a lap blanket or something. I don't know, lol!

Here's a shot of what all my pinwheels look like.

I thought it was a cute pattern for a baby girl, maybe I'm wrong? Oh well, I still like it. lol This next picture is the first row of the blanket that I have sewn. I am sewing sashes between each block.

Pinwheel blocks with sashes between each block
The baby blanket is going to be 3 blocks across, 5 blocks down and sashes between each row and sashes between each block as you can see in the image above. I think it'll look good, so far it's look good in my opinion! :) Tomorrow I should be able to get the rest of the top of the quilt finished, only I just remembered I have the lovely laundry to do so we'll see how much we get done with the quilt top. :)

I do have to ask, how does anyone free motion quilt on a quilt with a regular short arm sewing machine? Is there anyone that has done it before, is it impossible or what do you suggest? Just curious.

Well, until next time. Enjoy! :)


  1. CJ... Yes, you can FMQ on a regular sewing machine. There is a ton of information out there. Just Google "Free Motion Quilting" and you will be surprised at the number of sites ready to help you. Good luck
    Hugs from Mary

  2. @Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch - Thanks Mary, I've dipped into the information a bit online but not entirely. I'll have to give myself some time to dabble into the information and read and learn. Videos are my friends, ha! :P

    Thanks for stopping by!! :)


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