Emily’s Quilt

Yay!  I’m so excited how this quilt turned out.  I ended up buying a new walking foot after Natalie’s quilt was finished.  I was so nervous to quilt the darn thing that I kept putting it off.  So one night I just forced myself to start. 

Besides changing the walking foot I did a few other things different than last time:  I changed the stitch length on my machine to 3, taped the backing to the floor before pin basting, and pinned the heck out of it!  I can’t believe the difference. 

I did still make a few mistakes of course, don’t tell Emily. ha.  I somehow managed to get the backing crooked and that ended up making one end of the backing a little short.  All in all I’m super pleased with the quilt and think it’s pretty darn cute. 

Don’t ask me why I choose so much pink.  I don’t even really see Emily as a ‘pink’ kind of girl, she’s more blue, but you know.  The quilt measures about 36″x46″ and hand stitching the binding only took me a little more than one movie this time.

I’m sure there will be more quilts to come.


Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This giveaway is now closed!  Thanks to all who entered! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Horray for Giveaway Day!  I love giveaways, don’t you?  I’ve put together a couple little packages to give away. 

The first package is a ‘boy’ package:

  • one lil cutie pouch, one reusable sandwich bag, and one robot pencil pouch

Second, is a ‘girl’ package:

  • one cupcake snap wallet, one reusable sandwich bag, 2 covered barrettes, and three ponytail holders

I figured it would be nice for the winner of my giveaway to pick which package they’d like to win.  Give it away to that special boy or girl in your life (or smuggle them away for yourself if you wish).

Then I thought I should add in a little extra something, so a little stash booster is in order:

  • 3 different prints: 2 half yard cuts plus about a fat quarter of material, yipee!

Want to enter??
Leave a comment. Tell me if you’d like the ‘girl’ package or ‘boy’ package.  And just for fun, tell me your favorite sewing tutorial, or one you’d just love to see written.

I’ll close the giveaway on Sunday, December 6th at 11:59 pm (CDT).  The winner will be selected randomly via

PS make sure you leave me your email address if you don’t have it listed in your profile. This giveaway is open to international entries and the package will be shipped by December 12th.

Good luck, thanks for reading my blog, and thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew! for organizing another great Giveaway Day!