Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Latest quilt


I just finished this quilt top & back a few days ago. I was excited about it because it was made solely from leftovers, yeah! Finally! It was the first one that I've done that I didn't have to buy any fabrics for, including the backside too. I have this thing with trying to use up left overs. I don't know why, I am not really that thrifty in other areas of my life. But with fabric, I am always trying to do that! I think that is why I don't particularly think my quilts are that cute. Because most of them usually start with scraps from another quilt. I tell myself that I am going to make this little quilt and "I will just use leftovers - all for the sake of just being at my sewing machine and sewing. Just because I love the whole process. But I won't spend any money on this one. No, no. It will just be scrappy and just give me something fun to work on." But I always end up needing to buy a bunch more fabrics to finish the quilt and by the end, I have spent a bunch of money on a quilt that I didn't specifically set out to do. But with this quilt I finally did it. I finally made an entire quilt top & back without buying any new fabrics. And, I think it turned out pretty decent. The only thing I will have to buy is batting. I haven't decided if I will quilt it myself or get it professionally done. I think I am leaning towards the latter though. This quilt was originally called Southern Hospitality and the blocks are "Cake Stand Blocks." It is just a throw size quilt (about 48" square.) Ryan asked me if it "had a purpose?" Do quilts really have to have a purpose? It is just fun o.k.?:) But, if it makes any of you feel better, I will probably put it in Maya's room, along with 3 or 4 other quilts o.k.? Do I sound a little self-conscious? I know I have an addiction.

7 comments:

Sarah Anne said...

Am I your first comment ever?! I feel so honored. I'm so glad you have a blog now. Your children are so beautiful and your projects are always so fabulous. Now I can see them whenever I want.
I just left a comment on Meghan's blog telling her she needed your opinion on some fabric because you are such an expert.
Love you and love your blog!

emily said...

Yipee! You've joined the craze! I knew you'd come around! I'm excited to be able to see pictures of your kiddos more often and to be amazed at your wonderful talents! Thanks for sharing! You can check the side bar of my blog for blog addresses of some people you may know.

~kathy said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you have the blog set up. It has been a great way to stay caught up with everyone's life and watch all the kids grow. I was so excited to see a comment from you on my blog. It was good to hear from you. It looks like the family is doing well. I love the sewing projects. You are soooo good! Keep posting!

Tina said...

Amber, you are SO talented! I am so excited to get to take peeks into your Martha Stewart world. Welcome to blogging! (This is your cousin, Tina, if you can't tell by the name)

amber johnson said...

Sarah. I believe you are my first comment. I don't know. You and Emily came in pretty close. Thanks guys for supporting my blog and for being great friends. Love ya. Ambs

Dottie said...

Yeah! thanks for your comment, I struggle with matching fabrics. I am so excited you have a blog! How did you get the fancy title to show up like that? Hope you guys are well, the kids are too cute!

Keri said...

Yay! I'm so excited you've joined the madness of the blog! Your quilt looks awesome (as always!).