Saturday, March 28, 2009


I carefully wrote out two fairly long names on wonder under craft bond stuff. Then I found the perfect fabric and ironed it on....

..... the wrong side.

It's ok, I wanted to do it twice!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dyline's Block

This is the second block for the Bee Inspired quilting group. When Dyline announced her intent to have us all do Vacation House blocks I was a little disappointed. It seemed there wouldn't be a lot of choice in how we made them. As it turned out, if I did math a little better, I'd have seen that there wasn't any choice. She sent three pieces and they only could have been used in one way. However, I messed up cutting and my last piece was about 1.5 inches too short to use. Good thing we were allowed to use our own fabric, as the blue leafy fabric was mine!

In the end, I liked my block ok, but what I really liked was the idea of making my own Vacation Home quilt. I can picture a little neighborhood of houses with different embellishments and I really want to do it, so thanks for introducing me to it, Dyline.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wanna win something springy?

Head on over to This That and The Other and you could win a nice little care package- it's got flower seeds, and pan scrubber, some candy... oh and this lovely little table runner....

Wouldn't that just make your table look Spring-y?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rachel's Block

I finished my first block for the bee inspired quilt group! Rachel requested any style pinwheel or whirlygig. I made a 15 inch block of whirlygigs, and then cut it down to the requested 12.5 inch block. I did a trial block first using some fabrics I had on hand, and I'm REALLY glad I did, as I made a big error in it. I was much more careful on the real block. The colored one is Rachel's, the black and tan one is mine.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Quick weekend sewing-

The Pirate has a new obsession, Star Wars. He blends pretend play about Pirates, Power Rangers, and Star Wars seamlessly into one big fight scene. (Sometimes it feels our entire life is one big pretend fight scene!) So last Sunday during naptime I raced down to the sewing room and whipped up a quick "Obi Wan Kenobi" tunic. I did most of it with the serger so the hems are finished, but not pretty. It's pretty narrow and I didn't cut it on the bias so it doesn't stretch, but the Pirate doesn't notice these flaws. He firmly believes that he IS "a Star Wars."

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Calendar Quilt Challenge Update

This isn't a great picture, but here's my "block" for January for the Calendar Quilt Challenge. I hesitate to admit this, but I don't like it. I can't imagine that I'm going to like the finished quilt either. I haven't sewn anything for February, even though it's now March 1st. I'm considering making a much narrower strip (like 3 inches wide) for the remaining months and then making more of a Chinese coins quilt. I'd probably do it something like this one that I made for my cousin, with lots of blank space around the 12 strips.

What do you all think?

I'm not loving it, and I'm not sure I want to spend the time on it when I could do something I'd love more, but I hate to give up on something.
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