Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rain rain

Well, I can't go outside without getting caught in the rain today. So that means I have spent the day staring at my scrap bins and pondering life's hardest question... What quilt should I make next?
But while I was trying to think of an answer to that, I decided that I needed another bag. ;) I USED SCRAPS THOUGH SO IT'S OKAY! I had (and still have) scraps from trimming flying geese, just perfect for half-square triangles. I can't let any of that beautiful Amy Butler butterfly print go in the trash, it's just too precious.

Check out that lining. It's a bunny! I have a bunny in my bag! :)


And a work in progress. I started this thing two years ago and started hating it. It happens. Now I look at it and think, but now that I have my Juki.. Free motion quilting this beast would be so much fun! I just need to get some gray thread that will blend. Maybe flowers in between the spiderweb blocks? Figure eights? This quilt will be finished by next week! YOU CAN DO IT CASSIE! FIRE UP THAT MACHINE!

xoxoxo insanity

Monday, March 24, 2014

And the sky was made of amethyst

This quilt was made of amethyst. And the stars look just like little fish yahhh.
I digress...

I could not look at the purple anymore. I hate purple. Happy to report that it was all used except for some measly scraps! And Teddy wanted to help arrange, what sweet cats I have! ;)

This quilt reminds me of shattered glass. I started making hourglass blocks, then decided to put solid squares in between them (lazy). I quilted along the diagonal seam lines going through the HG blocks. This one was finished within a week.

And now I don't have to look at that unused purple! It has purpose! Hooray!!!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Days like today

I won't lie, it's been a rough few weeks. But when things get rough, what's better than a new quilt to hide under? Nothing, that's what. If anything, making a new quilt always cheers me up when I see how beautiful things are when they work together. There is light at the end of the tunnel, my friends! There is still beauty in this world that is waiting to be discovered, and that's what keeps my hopes up when things go bad. 

And how can I not smile when I look at my gorgeous Juki? I worked hard to have the machine that I wanted most, and I am damn proud of the things I have made with it. Plus that adorable quilty washi tape I found at the dollar store? Designed with me in mind, definitely. 

I'm so glad that I have this hobby to occupy my mind when I need distraction. Life has its ways of working out. Optimism pays off in the long run, that's one thing that I am sure of.