Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I need my quilting mojo back!

I quilted my cousins college graduation quilt in record time....by my standards.  However, the string of crafted things is just starting to unravel.  I need to complete a gift for my friends wedding in June....quilting that myself.  And then my sister's wedding is in July....I'm working on making her a quilt, but haven't even cut the fabric yet.

Although, in my defense, the weather has been gorgeous the past week or so.  And my cousin Ben and I had the opportunity to go out and play some tennis before work.  That was a blast!  Sometimes it's easier to go outside than it is to feel like I'm "stuck" in my quilting studio, with 5 different lamps on, the iron on hot, and my sewing machine humming along.  

What pattern would you use if you had bigger prints and some smaller prints?  Any ideas?  What pattern is your "go-to" when you need a project for someone?

Monday, April 9, 2012

A teaser for the first ever collegiate graduation quilt!

Here's a little teaser of the first ever cousin collegiate graduation quilt!

This quilt is almost finished!!!

I custom quilted it myself and I'm pretty excited about it!!!

Once I give it to my cousin Matt that's graduating in May, I'll be able to put more photos up! :)

I've never quilted anything like this before! I've always stitched in the ditch, and this was a little outside of my comfort zone. But I'm glad I did it. I think I might have to do this again! I hope you like it as much as I do Matt!!! The work that went in to this quilt can't compare to the work that you've done over the last 4 years of school! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

I've been working, I swear!

I know it seems like I haven't been up to much, and if you just know me by my blog, then it seems like you'd be completely correct. However, behind the scenes, I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

I was just promoted at my job to office manager! Woohoo!

I finished a table runner that has been in the works since last fall, and I finished the top and back for a cousin's college graduation quilt! And it's all basted....I just need to quilt it!!! Then I get to start on a project for my sister's wedding in July....Ssshhhhh....it's a secret!

And I have two quilts that I'm putting the finishing planning touches on for two of my youngest cousins. :) Then I get to start cutting up fabric for them after my sisters project!

If it seems like I haven't been a good blogger, I have no good excuse. I apologize. Hopefully I'll post photos soon!

Thanks for keeping up with my madness!

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yep....another blog for another hobby!

As you all probably know already, in true quilter fashion, I begin lots of projects, work on a few, and finish only a couple. I always have about 10 projects in some variation of completeness and the "sickness" is spreading beyond the quilt studio.

Tonight you will find one more blog added to the world wide web. www.katiecanfieldphotography.blogspot.com I am beginning my very own photography business. I have a great camera, and a brand new Photoshop CS5 program to explore. Hopefully I'll be able to take senior photos, wedding photos, baby photos, and any other kind of photos that people want! As soon as I am able to explore the Photoshop and put a copyright on some of my photos, I'll have them up on the blog for you to peruse through! :) I'm so excited about this and hope that you are too! See you there!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BOM......all at once!

How many of you have done a block of the month quilt? I've always wanted to try one, but just can't stand paying shipping charges every month.....give it to me all at once! :)

I found this pattern on the Northern Threads website and I knew that I had to make it! They have the option of purchasing it block by block every month, but I have tons of scraps from my other applique projects that I should use first....so I just bought the pattern. Needless to say I received the pattern less than a week ago and I already have all of the appliques traced and ironed to their fabric, and a few of the pieced blocks are complete and waiting on their borders.

The border isn't all that difficult! There's a pretty neat "short cut" where you sew two rectangles together and then cut them in strips and rearrange them to create the saw-tooth look! The pattern is great, and with directions in full color! It's really easy to follow, I highly recommend it if you love this quilt!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wedding Photos

I love our wedding photographer. Did I mention that already? I've been going over the photos and there are some really unique ones!!! Tricia did an AMAZING job! We can't thank her enough!!! If you have a few minutes you should check out her blog!