A few months back a friend asked about ordering a quilt from me, the quilt design she requested was something dealing with Warhammer. Now I have no frigging idea what it is, I’ve seen pictures of her bf playing but I will never understand it lol. Needless to say coming up with a pattern wasn’t easy, with everything both of us had going on I think we both kinda forgot about the project, but beginning of December it was brought up in convo and a pattern was finally established. My other half found a design online called “Star of Chaos” showed it to our friend (S) and she loved it, I figured that it would be easy but boy was I proven wrong.
Above is the picture of the finished quilt, I am very happy with the way it had come out. I had to enlarge the star that was decided for the design and once enlarged got it printed off and then had the fun of cutting everything out and taping it all together. After I had the star cut out of paper I had my design and had to trace that onto the red fabric and cut that out. At this point figured “oh this is going to be really frigging easy to put together”, but omg was I wrong. Something was going on with everything and my machine just kept screwing up and I couldn’t get the star to stay in place. So last minute I ran to the store to get more red fabric, I felt so bad cause it wasn’t the same red as the first one and got some Heat and Bond, was my first time using this type normally I use Wonder Under, but man it works so much nicer. I laid out the new red fabric, ironed on the heat and bond and then traced and cut out the star once again. Then once I had the backing pieced and the borders added on the top I went and free motioned the entire quilt. Once quilted I took the new star and ironed it onto the quilt top, it looked so much better then the first one and when I went to sew it in place it worked like a dream!! I sewed close to the edges so when it was washed it would fray a little and give that raggedy look just like the picture we found online.
Overall I loved how this custom order quilt came together, it took from December 7th til early early December 16th, so not bad timing for making a quilt after being free motioned and having issues with it. The quilt was for her bf for Christmas, and she received it on December 19th and she couldn’t wait til Christmas for him to open it but she did. From what I have been told and the picture I seen he was very excited and loves the quilt. This quilt took me way out of my element cause I haven’t done much free motioned and working with the star was completely different then I am used to. But, I worked through my worries and got it finished, so glad it came out great and our friends are happy with it!!
Well if some of my readers haven’t figured out we are from Western New York (WNY) and since yesterday we have been getting hit with some major snow. Buffalo actually had to announce a Blizzard Warning in a bunch of counties, the first time since 1993. Where we live we haven’t been hit as bad as everyone else around us but we have had some snow, frigid cold weather and A LOT of wind. With the wind its been real feel of 5 and a feel of -20 at different times, so with this nasty storm schools in the WNY area were closed today, and since the storm is still hitting and actually I guess coming back (weird) schools are closed again tomorrow.
I am still trying to figure out why our school district is closed since we are not being hit as bad, but I guess its cause of the wind chill warning that ends at 4am tomorrow. Now the students in our town just went back to school Monday (01.06.2014) and they already had today and now tomorrow off from school, T’s school is associated with them but he only goes to school M-Th so he basically will only be in school two days this week cause of this storm. T was bummed at first finding out school was closed, but he got over it and just had a blast playing with his toys. I still can’t believe that my son is actually loving going to school, but hey he is only 4 of course school is fun, wait til he gets older, then he will be praying for a snow day.
With T being out of school today it was to say the least interesting, he was good for most of the day and even helped re-arrange the dining/sewing area (even tho mumma isn’t supposed to) but later into the day he turned into a mouthy little brat. I can’t believe how mouthy he has become, I don’t many 4 year olds like him, no he don’t curse he just gets heck I can’t even explain, its funny but annoying at the same time. With tomorrow being another snow day, I gotta figure out something for him to do, he likes doing crafts but if it isn’t train related he isn’t interested so it makes crafts harder to figure out.
Hope those who live in the same area as me, or is getting nasty weather too, you are staying safe and warm!
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