Happy Monday everyone!

I finished the top for my mother’s quilt ages and ages ago and I finally got it quilted late last week. I have been wanting to get more time in with the long arm at Sew Modern and this quilt is big, so I dove in!

Mom's Quilt

It’s funny… there’s a part of me that feels like I’m betraying the idea of making quilts on my home machine, from start to finish. Why is that? I need to get over it because the freedom and speed of working on a long arm just straight up cannot be denied. Especially with really big quilts. You’re not going to find me zipping every lil’ baby quilt I make on the long arm, but I think that I’m going to be using it a lot for the big bed quilts.

I have been trying to move away from all over quilting patterns but I thought this quilt, with all of its open negative space, lent itself to one. I’ve seen a couple of quilts recently have that have this sort of stretched out water looking all over pattern and it worked perfectly on the quilt.

Waterish Quilting Detail

I promise it won’t be eleven more months (time flies, huh??) before I get the binding on, finish up and show you the end results.

Oh and thanks so much for all of your comments about Project Runway. It makes me happy that my two jobs/worlds overlap through sewing!

Watch Project Runway tonight!

Hey everyone. Lots of you know that my day job is in casting reality shows… The show I’m always the most proud of is Project Runway and season 9 starts airing tonight at 9pm on Lifetime, but tune in earlier at 8pm for a casting special! I hope that those of you who can will be watching!

I’m finally finding time to get back in to the sewing room regularly again and I’m getting started on a commission. Some lovely yellows, tans and taupes were requested I’m adding a little blue too! I like occasionally working with other people’s color choices because you realize you like color combos that you don’t instinctively think to put together. Yellow and blue I work with constantly, but not the tans and taupes. Fun to stretch a little!

I pulled some fabrics….

Fabric stack

…chopped up a ton of strips and started sewing them together!

Oxy Commission 1

Oxy Commission2

We’ll see where this goes from here… just getting started!