Monday, February 8, 2010

Far Far Away Quilt, or Fussy Cuts and Unicorn Butts

FFA Quilt Front Vert
Originally uploaded by oversewn

I know, I know, the name is soooooo bad. But as I was fussy cutting all of the full size unicorns into my 6"blocks, I kept ending up with a ton of unicorn butts. So, that's what this quilt is named in my head!

I had so much fun piecing this quilt. I fussy cut all the 6" squares, and then started pieceing all the scraps and unicorn butts together into a few different blocks. The "blocks" weren't really blocks, but whatever fit together. I just kept sewing and cutting. I was sure I was going to slice a fingertip off. Seriously.
After my crazy bit, I threw some of the 6"squares down one side, and then got super duper lazy and threw the big orange and purple chunks on the other side. Hahahaha, I was soooooo done.

The back is the reason I had to add more. I bought this home dec(54") stuff forever ago. I washed it and lost a good 3 inches from the yard total to threads in the dryer. I really wished I had bought 1.5 yds.......hindsight.....

Anywhoooo, I love the back so much. It is the blanket for me! I quilted it by putting one piece of painters tape diagonally across it, and then placed my guide and sort of free handed it, rather than move the tape over and over again,  The opposite direction I did very free form, trying for a line every 4" or so.  I like how soft it is, with the looser quilting (for me) and the double gauze.  And the binding is some Kaffe Fassett stripes and it is almost as soft as the double gauze, I think it's a shot cotton stripe?  I am soooo glad this is a keeper. It's meant to go with my daughter's crib bedding, since I bought her blue bedding. Yes, that is right, I dislike pink, so I bought her this bedding. It's so rad to have something in the house with Denyse Schmidt's name on it. I mean, besides the book.....

Yay for finally cutting into the Far, Far Away.......literally a week before Heather announces that more is coming. Great! We are litterally going broke on account of you, Heather Ross!!! :)

Abby- My first Featherweight!!!

I finally have a Singer Featherweight!!  I've been wanting one for a while now, and with our anniversary coming soon, come and gone, I took it upon myself to bid on one online.  The pics looked okay on the auction page, but they weren't the best.  So imagine how bummed I was when I opened the carboard box and saw this:

Isn't that so depressing!!  Smashed to bits!  I immediately went to the auction page, and there sure enough, it says broken case - how did I miss that??  So, I continued, removed the lid, if you will.  Then I took out the tray and pulled the machine out.  Oh my flippin wow!!!  It might be the most gorgeous one I've ever seen!!

  The gold decals are in almost perfect condition.  There are a few pin marks in the finish, but not many at all.  The hand wheel is perfect, and the machine runs soooooo smoooooth.  I am so in love with Abby.  She is amazing.  I had never sewn on one before, and really, it's like nothing else I've ever sewn on, definitly not like any plastic machine, and I love, love, love my Pfaffie.
I really can't believe how lucky I am......I could care less about the case as soon as I saw the machine.

If anyone ever has a chance to own one of these machines, I really really really recommend them.  So awesome and cute too!!