Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekend Recap - First Family Photos and Quilt #2

Oh, I just had a pumpkin bagel and it was delicious.   I LOVE this time of year - the cool weather, all the hoodies I can wear,  snuggling with blankets, holiday cheer  {for the most part} AND pumpkin flavored everything.  I also tried Starbucks Pumpkin latte this month and yes, it was dee-lish!  I digress - back to the weekend. 

I never thought the act of scheduling family photos would inevitably send me into a state of panic.  How did I counteract this panicky feeling?  I didn't think about it for 2 months and 3 weeks.  So, a week before family photos, I had to schedule hair appointments, look for semi matching clothes we all can wear{which is hard to do when you don't have an eye for fashion and the undying feeling nothing looks good on you}, and dry clean our "formal" outfits.  For the first part of our session, Christian and I wore our traditional Korean attire - hanboks and Matt wore his suit.  Ours looked similar to these...

The second half, we changed into casual outfits.  Matt and Christian wore Star Wars shirts with a button shirt over it, jeans, and their converse.  I wore I denim jacket, yellow and white stripped shirt, black slacks, and my converse.  I really hope they turned out well.  Our photographer traveled from Oklahoma City and she was super nice and professional.  Check out her website!  Artsy Phartsy Photography - Photos by Erin Kanske

Over the weekend, I also finished up my 2nd baby quilt.  I feel I'm getting better with every quilt I work on. On this one, I attempted the free motion quilting.  I think they call it stippling...where you sewing a bunch of swirlies to bind it all together.  I can see why people senf off their larger quilts to get this done by machine.  It's as bit strenuos on your neck and shoulders, but I think for my first shot, it turned out pretty well.  I think for baby size quilts, I'll continue to do it. 

I used a pattern I saw online and just modified it to fit what I wanted to do with it. 

What do you think??



{Closer Look}

For those that quilt and have any pointers on free motion quilting, please share :)  I don't mind constructive criticism, thats how we learn!! :) 

Time to start quilt #3! :)  I probably should finish that bookshelf quilt...I think it's so big though, I will have to send it off.  Anyone recommend a place ?

By the way, this is my 100th blog post! :)  heehee...


Cherry Red Quilter said...

Gorgeous little baby quilt. If this is your first attempt are FMQ you have done a great job. Why dont you check out the Free Motion Quilting Project Blog and see what tips you can pick up. Good luck and happy stitching

Angie said...

What I think is that you did a fantastic job!! I love this quilt---you go, girl! :) We're out here cheering you on.

young by design said...

Cute baby quilt! Nice job on the FMQ'ing.

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