Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday Sewing

What a nice, relaxing Saturday I had .

I got out the new pack of Anna Maria Horner fabric squares that I recently received from Ebay and I made a quilt! An entire quilt! Now, it's not a big quilt---more of a "throw", I guess---but, I finished the whole thing!
The fabric from the Garden Party line is so beautiful!!
I love the bright, cheery colors and the bold prints.

I began by stitching them together in blocks of 9----three rows of three.

Then I cut the large square into fourths with the new rotary cutter that I picked up at Big Lots for $3!!After arranging and then re-arranging the blocks a few times, I finally sewed them together.
I decided to make a run to my local fabric store to see what I might be able to find in the way of "backing fabrics". The only fabric stores around here are "chain" stores and their selection of designer fabrics are usually quite lacking. But, today, I was in luck at Hancock's! All of their 100% cotton fabrics were 40% off and they had a few that were just right. Of course, being the fabric junkie that I am, I bought more than I needed, but look how pretty they are!

With a few sappy movies on Lifetime playing and rain coming down most of the day, I sewed and ironed and even tried my hand at "free motion quilting". While certainly not yet perfected, I am quite pleased with the finished product. I have not idea what I'm going to do with it yet, but I love it!! My mother would be proud!!
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Anna M. said...

Wow...I love it! Congrats on finishing it in one day...that's my dream! =)

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