Thursday, November 4, 2010

Queen Size City Weekend


Woohoo!!!  Finally finished sewing the binding on the back side.  That took forever.  But I am so so so so very happy to sleep under a homemade (by me) quilt!!

 I way over estimated the size and didn't actually measure accurately, so this thing is seriously verging on being a king size!  I did a hack job quilting it.  Some of the lines have some super duper bad puckers.  I knew I just wanted this done and on the bed.  I have all my AMH voile cut and half sashed for a queen size quilt that I'm planning on free motion quilting.  I will definitely be taking my time on that one and quilting it with grace rather than speed.


I was planning on making some pillowcases to go with the quilt, but now that I can just hide the pillows, I'm not sure what I'll do with it.......
And I did get some of the City Weekend knit fabric.  I'm not sure what to do with it, and it is way softer than anything else I have, so I'm scared to cut it.   The white fabric came in my Heather Ross Studio Sale box, and is equally as precious and hard to cut into.  I am currently trying to swap for some more.  It is a sickness.

Also, I totally chopped all my hair off!  It was pretty crazy.  I do it every 3 years and donate it to Locks of Love.  I donated 12" and I'm pretty sure she chopped another 3" off.  Eeeek!  I feel so much lighter!


Also, this past Sunday, there was a Harvest Festival for the Santa Barbara Birth Center.  It was so fun!  It was the first fundraiser in the official location.  They signed the lease just a month ago.  I hosted a "quilting room."  Really I just painted kids hands and stamped them onto some PFD.  They stamped their names next to it.  It should turn out really cute when I sew them all together.  I think I'll mix in fabrics based on the colors of the rooms(to be determined). 
     I made a pillow for my mom out of my kids hand prints and have to make another one for my MIL for next week.  I will try to take pics of the process because it was insanely easy to make, and it would be a cute pillow for the holidays - especially if you are going along with Erin at House on Hill Road and making a pillow.
At the festival, I sold a quite a few things.  It was so exciting to have my things well received, and to make some money.  I donated 10% of my sales, and I met some insanely cool people.  All in all, a great day!

8 comments:

  1. Loving your new quilt! It feels like such an accomplishment to finish one that big, doesn't it? And the new hair is super cute!

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  2. That is one awesome quilt. I heart City Weekend in a big, bad way!

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  3. I like this post great work indeed well don keep posting.
    King size Beds

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  4. Thank you for your fab quilting room at the Birth Center! The kids (and moms) had fun making the squares and admiring your delicious hand-made things, and even perusing your very hip stash. I think you may have inspired a few moms to take up sewing! Can't wait to see the finished quilt(s)---let me know if you want help in the process.

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  5. Hey I just came across your blog and you seem like a woman after my own heart - just sometimes reaching the point in a project where you just want to get it done!! I really need to make a quilt for my bed but the size is so daunting!! Good job.

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  6. Raven, it looks fabulous! I am just about to start the binding on a teeny tiny quilt... my first binding ever. I want to finish up to gift it to a friend on Saturday and am considering doing the entire thing by machine... have you ever done that?

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  7. Hi Raven!
    We met today at the Summerland holiday fair. I was the one suggesting you ought to get your things in Etsy. Your work is so lovely and would be perfect. I may have to order one of your bags for myself!

    Your hair looks adorable, such a change heh? i did the same thing donating my braids last summer.

    I hope you did fantastic today ☺
    x lori

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  8. This quilt looks so cozy - I really love the large size blocks.

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