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Peacock Quilt-as-you-go quilt set is finally done!!!

Yay it’s finished!!!!! I finally finished my queen sized quilt-as-you-go quilt for my bed!! I love it, I even made some matching pillows. I still have to make one more pillow case, I ran out of fabric for it. But I just haven’t been able to get to the fabric store, and I’ve been dying to share this with you. It took a while but it was well worth it. I hope you can see the colors and details of the fabrics good in the photos. It has a lot of shimmery gold accents in it.

As you can see by my headline, I used the infamous quilt-as-you-go method. It was so simple to do, just was a lot a fabric 😉 ok so I hope I don’t sound conceited, but this is the best quilt I’ve ever made. Every line is straight and when it’s folded, the corners all match up perfectly…I’m so proud of it EEK!

Ok enough of me raving about it, here are the pics, hopefully it lives up to my gloating. There is one photo my quilt being held up, well it’s pretty heavy, so it doesn’t make the stripes look like they are perfectly parallel to one another. I can assure you they are though. I really tried my absolute best to make them perfect. Ugh, I’m really not a perfectionist at all. But when it comes to my work, aka anything crafty or dealing with sewing, I am lol. Oh well, the end result is stunning, hope you like it just as much as I do!

Thanks for reading

Xo Christina

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Pause for some Cushions ;)

Well, in the process of making my Quilt, I was given another fun project, chair cushions for my MIL’s porch. Their made of outdoor canvas material, and are just a simple boxed cushion. I added ties to each corner to secure them to the chairs. The fabric is super easy to work with, and the colors are so vibrant and happy. 😉 It was nice to have a little breather, in between making my quilt.

Sorry I was meaning to post up pics a few days ago, but didn’t get the chance to. My Mil also has a bench rocker on her porch that I may be making a longer matching cushion for. Unsure if that’a happening yet, but if it does, I’ll share pictures with you…of corse.

So my next post will be my finished quilt. I am working on making some pillow cases and matching throw pillows. Although, I’m at a dead end currently, I have to make a quick run to my local fabric store to get only….get this….ONE yard of fabric. HA only one!!! I need to make another pillow case, go figure I decide to make pillow cases and I run out of fabric, just my luck. Oh well, just another excuse to head to the fabric store, which is like my mall. I could get lost in there and not even care if I was found.

Ok well, it’s late and I need to wrap this up and head to bed.

Thanks for reading, and be on the look out for my next post!!

Christina

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Quilt-as-you-go Crib Quilt

Hi there, so can you tell my favorite color is royal blue and that I love peacocks lol! 😉 So I know the title says crib quilt, which is the actual size of this. However, this is just a sample I made for a class I’m teaching. I’m actually going to be making a queen sized quilt like this for my bed. Except, instead of having diagonal pieces I’m going to make a striped quilt that has all pieces parallel to one another. I think that will look a little better than this one.

Anyway, so a while back I blogged about some quilt-as-you-go placemats I made for my table. Well This is the same technique just incorporated into a stripy quilt.

For those of you who haven’t tried this technique in quilting before, you definitely should. It cuts the time literally in half, which makes quilting so much more fun, well to me it does. It’s really a great technique, you don’t have to worry about puckering, and bunching, etc. and by the time your done adding all the pieces to your quilt, all you have to do is add the binding and your done! Ha I Love it!!

I’ll be starting on my quilt for my bed soon, in which I’ll give you updates for that. So until then, I hope you have a marvelous Memorial Day weekend. I know I will be, lots of fun family time to look forward.

Thanks for reading,
Christina

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Quilt as you go Place Mat!

Hello again! So this time I have attempted to quilt. :/ Now those of you who have been following my blog, know how much I despise quilting! It’s incredibly tedious work, and takes F O R E V E R lol. Well, a girl friend of mine came over today to sew and let the kids have a play date, always fun times. Anyway, she introduced me to this “quilt as you go” method of quilting. Which is a quilting/piecing process which incorporates sewing together a block and quilting it at the same time. This looked interesting and pretty simple, so I tried it. OH MY WORD I’m so glad I did! This method is amazing, it’s so simple and definitely not super tedious work. I loved it so much, that I’m actually going to finish making the three other place mats for my table. Ha…who would have thought I’d actually come to enjoy quilting.

So yes, I am officially going to start quilting now, well not big stuff, I think I stick to little stuff for a while. Nevertheless, I’m excited to dig into this. Hope your having a wonderful weekend. Talk to you all again very soon!

Christina

P.S. please forgive my horrible photography, these pictures do NOT give any justice what so ever.

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