Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quilted Camera Strap!

I have always wanted to learn photography but never gotten the chance. I am taking a Photography 101 Boot Camp this weekend at GTA Photography Classes and cannot wait! I decided to make a quilted sleeve to fit over my camera strap. I had seen other straps on other blogs but they all seemed to require that you take apart your strap. I decided to make a sleeve that (tightly) fits around the preexisting Canon strap.

I am really excited to learn about photography this weekend. I think it will be a great introduction to a new hobby. It is also something that I know basically nothing about. I tried to learn from library books in the summer but it wasn't very interesting to just read about. I think the interactive classroom setting is much better for me.

Plus, I can learn to take better photos of my crafts to put on my blog. It's funny that my post about photography is featuring such a bad photo but I had to take the picture with my phone as my camera was busy posing :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Baby boy quilt

My Dad asked me to make a quilt for his clients' baby boy. I got to use the same fabrics that I used for Eric's quilt but then decided to add Kona Dusty Blue instead of the Medium Gray because the baby blue looked more well, babyish.

Front on the left, back on the right.

I have been quilting for about a year now and FINALLY figured out how to use my walking foot. I didn't realize that the arm had to actually attach to the needle tensioner bar. When I got the walking foot from my aunt, I looked online how to install it and many walking foots just rest on top of the bar so that is what I did. It didn't work so I always used my regular foot for quilting. I was determined to make it work for this quilt so I did some more googleing and saw a picture of how to install this kind of walking foot correctly. It worked!

This is the first quilt I made for someone I don't know and therefore won't get to see it again. I hope they like it!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wonky Mosaic Blocks

Ah! I didn't like making these. Good thing they turned out pretty, or else I wouldn't have been a happy quilter! And yes, the are supposed to be wonky and angled...that's what makes them tricky.

I am finally getting around to finishing piecing Eric's quilt. I finished the top on the weekend and now I made these wonky mosaic blocks for the back.

 I haven't been able to sew very much since school started, but we finally have a little break in our assignments so I am trying to make the most of it. I finished  Eric's quilt top and my TMQG Habitat challenge quilt top on the weekend. Woo hoo! Tonight, I finished the wonky mosaic blocks for Eric's quilt and started to work on my first commissioned quilt for my Dad's clients.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baby bib


I made this bib for a baby girl who I babysit. I thought bibs would be a fun and fairly quick thing to make. I got a bit impatient and cut too close to the edge and caught some of the fabric so I did a little zig-zag stitch to cover it up. Looks okay to me :)    ...I really should be writing my papers for school instead of sewing. Whoops!