Thursday, February 10, 2011

Colorbrick, check!

I finished my colorbrick quilt from the tutorial at Stitched in Color.

This tutorial is amazing for anyone starting their first quilt. There is no detail left out. I was thinking about trying to sell this one, but there are too many "first" involved for me to part with it :) It was my first time free motion quilting (which is a bear, and I can't imagine doing a larger quilt like this on my machine), but the look is so pretty...and it's the first time I had stitched the binding on.

Also makes it look so pretty. I have a hard time with hand stitching though. I never know how to get going and how to end it. Oh well, I will learn!!!!

I also made a camera strap using this tutorial....mostly.

I saw one of these make on flickr but can't seem to find it again. Anyway, that really pretty strap is now attached to my really awesome new camera!!!! I can't even believe that it is mine after all these years of pinning for one. My husband rocks!!! It was my birthday/Christmas present and I couldn't be more excited about it. He asked me if I wanted to start taking pictures for other people and I said "maybe, if I ever get good enough". His reply was "Krista, you mean WHEN you get good enough" How sweet is he? He thinks I can do anything and that's why I am so lucky. I have the most positive, supportive husband.

In other news....we had a rough week health wise. I think pretty much every family can say that right now. Hopefully we are on the upswing of this battle. But in the meantime, I will relish these moments of loving on mommy time.

EDIT: if anyone has any tips on how to make my pictures look better I would love to hear them. Not sure what I am doing wrong but I really don't like the way they are looking. And I'm very new to blogging


  1. That quilt is amazing! I love the fabric you chose and the brick design. You should be so proud of yourself!! What kind of sewing machine do you own and what camera did you just get? I just got a new one too! I got a nikon 3100. I can't wait to get it!!

  2. Thank you so much!!
    I have a Brother 6000 and I think it's perfect! It was on major sale at amazon. It has a walking foot, free motion foot, quilting arm...totally worth $150.
    Any my new camera is a Canon Rebel XS. I am having a blast with it and hope to learn a lot. Congrats on your new camera too :)

  3. I love that the quilt has that one line on the back to tie it to the front. Fantastic work Krista.