Sunday, October 28, 2007

Quilt DONE!

It is finished.

I've finally finished the "Earth Tones" quilt. Last weekend Shawn and I went to Chicago to visit his sister. My intention was to finish the binding in the 8 hours of driving we'd be doing that weekend. Too bad I didn't take into account the fact that it would get dark during our drive and I'd actually only had at most 3 hours to work on it. Oh well. Last night I finally finished it up and I'm happy to be done and ready to move onto my next project.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Oh yeah!

Also, Shawn and I had engagement pictures taken last weekend. Our proofs are online here. Enjoy! :)

And I also made a wedding countdown:
DaisypathWedding Ticker

It seems so far...

Pumpkin Picking

This Saturday Shawn and I went to the pumpkin patch and picked some pumpkins. This was the first time that I'd ever picked my own pumpkins, so I was pretty excited and took some pictures. Shawn informed me that he felt silly taking pictures of pumpkin picking. Not all of us were lucky enough to have parents who grew pumpkins in their backyard growing up. Here's my first pumpkin. Isn't it cute?

The pumpkin patch we went to has so many cool pumpkins. There were the traditional orange ones, but they also had some "specialty types". We were both quite impressed by the all white pumpkin and the "bloodshot" pumpkin. The all white one was just that- all pure white. It was pretty amazing. I didn't know pumpkins came like that! The bloodshot pumpkins were mostly white, but they had what looked like orange veins on the surface. It made it look like a bloodshot eye! It was really neat! I wish I would have taken a picture of one of those ones, but check out the white ones in this one!
We took our pumpkins to my parents house that evening where we all carved them. That was pretty fun. However, as you can tell from the picture below, none of us are especially artistically inclined. And yes, my pumpkin is that crappy one on the left.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Quilting done!

I have successfully finished my first attempt at machine quilting. It was so quick and easy. Wonderful. Doing the zig zag pattern was kind of a lot of work, but I like the way it paid off.

I was successful at making no noticeable puckers either! So that's nice! However, I don't know if my sewing machine is really cut out to do machine quilting. Honestly, there are time that I wonder if it is cut out to do any sewing in general. Instead of puckers, it decided to "bird nest" (as the Singer site likes to call it) on the underside. It drives me nuts when it does this. It doesn't only happen while I'm quilting either. I think my machine is just really finicky and likes to decide when it is going to work properly and when it's not.

Now it's off to figuring out how to do a binding. On Evan's quilt I used the satin edging and just kind of "winged it" because I was in a hurry (I finished it the morning of the baby shower). Now it's time to sit down and actually figure out how to do it properly.