April 29, 2009
Enough about the background! My first quilt project for SBQ is a ‘Mystery Quilt’ (aka ‘a lesson in letting go’, which has proved to be very difficult as I’m always the one in the fabric store for 2+ hours trying to pick ‘perfect’ fabric for a quilt). Fabric strips were randomly handed out, and the instructions have been distributed step by step! To date I've completed step 2, below is a picture of my finished squares and the additional fabric I was given to complete the quilt (additional squares, borders, and binding).
April 23, 2009
My hunt for D's has been successful, as my mom and sister picked me up the two pictured below while at Kohl's! I'm a happy camper! :o)
April 22, 2009
A= White Polkadot (top left square)
B= Red print with bones and paws (top left rectangle)
C=Yellow stripe (middle left rectangle)
D= Green print with fire hydrants, etc. (top right square)
E= Puppy dogs (bottom rectangle)
To date I have all of the pieces cut, and partially sewn together. If I can get myself to focus on the task at hand, the quilt shouldn't take too long to complete. I'll post pictures when I'm done- wish me luck!
April 15, 2009
I also picked up some wedding favor bags/boxes, trimming off the goofy handles and adding a quick personal touch to the front, resulting in a semi-perfect package for the magnets (between you and me it drives me crazy that the magnets can't lay perfectly and separately in two rows within the bag/box!). With that being said, I'm on a hunt for cute and cost effective metal tins- which will definitely allow the magnets to lay perfectly and separately in two rows! :)
April 14, 2009
To date I've made six magnets to complement a birthday gift, from the scrapbook paper below (they are drying as I type, thus I've not yet been able to photograph the results); and plan on making many more as my refrigerator is in need of a magnet makeover! Note- it was a bit difficult finding paper with small enough graphics to work behind the 1/2" to 3/4" flat glass marbles. I know that larger flat glass marbles are available (1" and larger), however have not been able to find them locally, thus if anyone spots any please let me know!
April 3, 2009
...and I actually remembered to add the 'P.S. I Love You' tags- a perfect handmade detail! :o)
Upon my return from vacation, I have one more apron to finish up and I also have a little baby boy quilt to start (more puppies!). In the mean time I'm looking for a new project that peaks my interest (reusable grocery bags, pillows, etc.). I think it's about time to add a new label to the blog! Have a great week!