October 6, 2008

Quilts, and er, quilts

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Well, I don't have a picture of the finished quilt yet- I will wait till it's on Leiah's bed and you can see the whole room. Still tying knots on it! But here it is ready to be 'sandwiched' together.

A close up of the Sues'.



Ok, I am also working on yet another quilt for my mom whose birthday is on the 13th. I am making a rag quilt, which is pretty simple, it's just cutting out all the squares. I am AWFUL at cutting straight edges!!! Help me please!! Somehow I've got to get all of the squares perfectly square and I am failing miserably. It may have to be a crazy quilt...
I can't decide which pattern I like best, so feel free to vote on which layout looks the best.

(I have to cut out more squares, I just laid it out with what I had to figure out how many more squares I needed)


10 comments:

Rachel said...

wow! great work!! I like the bottom photo :)

Shannon L. Fowler said...

Do you have a rotary cutter? That will work best, with a ruler for a very straight edge.

They look GREAT by the way!!

God Bless,
Shannon in NC

Vix said...

Wow that quilt is great! Good job..

Anonymous said...

love the second design! wow! you sure stay busy with your sewing. i envy your talent. God bless.

Anonymous said...

#2

Sarah said...

The Sunbonnet Sue quilt looks awesome, Jessica! I like the first pattern for your mom's quilt. I can't cut straight, either. I don't have enough room! Thankfully, the quilt shop sells pre-cut 5" squares. They are called charm squares. I LOVE them!

*MichiganMomma* said...

I just recently saw the pre-cut squares at our local Joann Fabrics. I was thinking about using these for my first easy quilt.

Also, I would second the rotary cutter. If you can get your hands on one of those plastic-y (what *are* they made of) boards to use the rotary cutter on, that is. I have a rotary cutter, but nothing to actually cut on. So it does me little good...

*love* the sues!!!
Lori

Sonja A. said...

Meant to post a comment on this yesterday and ran out of time...but the quilt looks great! :) The little "Sue's" are too cute! I like the first quilt design, but they are both cute. I have a rotary cutter too, like everyone else is saying, and mine is from Walmart. If you do get one, be careful, because they ARE sharp! And I have cut my fingers too many times to count. I'm not really sure how people can cut their squares soo straight either. Maybe they have something like a paper cutter??? Not sure...

Good luck...they look great!

Anneatheart said...

I do have a rotary cutter, it must must be a really cheap one because it barely cuts through the material no matter how hard I push down on it. Quilt is going slowly...

Anonymous said...

Definitely the second pattern for your mom's quilt. ~Crystal