Saturday, January 16, 2010

Maison de Noel

One of my goals for this year is to try and sew for 5 minutes a day. It is my hobby, my release from mothering. The beautiful fabrics make me smile.

I love fabric, looking at it, finding out what is new, buying it (someday I'll post a picture of my'll DIE). Mike calls it my heroine addiction. It may be an addiction, but its on the healthier side of addictions so that should make it ok, right?

One of my favorite lines came from Moda a few years ago. It was their Christmas line, but doesn't have to be exclusive for Christmas. I of course bought tons and tons of this fabric. I had an idea this year to try and use up the full bin of fabric. So I've been making a few projects out of this beautiful line. Here are a few pictures of what I've done or am working on.

This is my first Maison de Noel quilt. The pattern is Tag Sale by Miss Rosie's quilts. I love this quilt. Its my most favorite quilt I've ever made. I only put it up at Christmas and it makes me so sad to take it down. This quilt called for about 1000 little squares and took me 4 months of working at it to complete it. I think it took me about a week to get it all cut out! By the time I was finished with it I was so over this quilt, but once I got it back from the quilters I fell in love all over again. Its still my favorite after 3 or so years.

I tried to get this one done before the baby came and it just didn't happen. I haven't decided whether to sell this or keep it and have it be a little throw in the same room as the Tag Sale quilt next year for Christmas. I do love the stars!

This is another one I'm working on. Have the blocks completed just need to sew them together and add borders.

I can't believe I've made these 3 quilts, plus a few that were sold on etsy, plus I've sold fat quarters of some of this line and I still have a bin full! I've got one more quilt to start and then I'll have to cut the rest up for pin cushions or something. Funny thing is, even with all these projects I still love this line.

I've also decided to post what I'm working on, and completed items. I've never kept a record of it and when I've seen other peoples blogs and they have this great record of all their finished projects I wish I would have done that from when I started. It may also keep me on track to complete some of my projects! If you love beautiful fabric and pretty quilts as much as I do, come along for the journey as I post my projects of 2010!


Krista said...

i love your quilts!

polly said...

grama despain was addicted to material, she would have loved your room. all the other grama's would have loved your quilting hobby. they would be so proud!!!

Heidi said...

I love that line too. I bought a few fat quarters to just stare at. Your quilts are awesome! That white one is so cute. And seriously, 1000 squares? What an amazing feat. You need to do a post on your favorite quilting/sewing websites with little projects that I may be able to do. Or do you have ideas. I still don't know what I'm doing, but I'm inching to sew for some reason. I gotta start small though.

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