>> Tuesday, September 29, 2009

So a friend of mine took me to Ladies Craft night at her church tonight. The ladies all gather and came up with crafts a head of time. The craft must be completed in two hours and someone volunteers to teach there craft. You have a good number to choose from a head of time and along with crafting you have fellowship and always very good food. Our craft to night was to stencil a dry wall ceiling tile to hang as art work in our home. The stenciles the teach brought were super cute. But I reluctantly had difficulty deciding which to do, so I freelanced. The painting started off mimicking a Heather Baily Fresh Cut print but as I started it wasn't working so I turned it into hydrangeas in a vase. And well since I haven't painted in over 15 years I am okay with it. I am only disappointed from the stand point that in the summers when I was a child and would stay with my Grandmother (who was a painter) she would pay for all these art lesson for me and I loved them and did well at them but I think she would be a little disappointed at how off my proportions are and the layering of my colors. But at least she knows a little of it stuck. In the end though I wish I would have just stenciled the coffee cup my friend told me to do. It was super cute. April I promise to follow direction next time if you take me back.


Chics and Apples

>> Monday, September 28, 2009

This quilt is made primarily with the Metro Market Line in Red by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman. I threw in a few Walmart clearance bin fabrics and some gingham to complete the look.

Materials: 12 coordinating fabrics.
Cut into the following
60 -3.5" squares
42 - 3.5" by 6.5" rectangles
18 - 6.5" squares
Adjust the number of each size to cut by the size quilt you plan to make and over all layout. This will be a baby quilt around 54" by 54" without boarders.


Starting Something New

>> Sunday, September 27, 2009

A new quilt is on the way. I have 11 days to attempt to complete this before I see the new little chic-a-dee.


Lions & Birds Oh My!

>> Saturday, September 19, 2009

I made a new reversible jacket to sell on Etsy. I just love this pattern by Kitschy Choo. And I hate to see this jacket go.


Quilt Update

>> Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Christmas quilt went from okay to disaster. Too many ideas and new techniques lead to disaster!!!!. I should have known this would be the case from the beginning. When we find oyourself starting and restarting at the beginning of a project and constantly readjusting it just spells trouble. I should have saved it for next year and given it time to forgive me. But as for now, it has now been cut to pieces and in the process of becoming a doll quilt, coasters and hot pads. So frustrating. It was just too bad to even photograph as a what not to do. I don't want to even think about. Sorry there will be no finale.


Working on Christmas

>> Saturday, September 12, 2009

Working on a small quilt for my niece Sara for Christmas. It's in the earlier stages. I am adding some pre-quilting before the main quilting. I want to front and back to have a different quilted look. We'll see how it turns out. Here is first little glimpse.


Back to Classics

>> Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I am stuck at home with the flu this week. Not sure I am going to be much up to crafting. But over the weekend I worked on an outfit for my cousin-in-law's son Cole. It is classic jon-jon. I made it fully reversible with ties at the neck and snaps on bottom. I extended the legs slightly to give it few extra months of wear by just rolling up the legs into a cuff. I even made him a personalized Clemson pin. Can't wait to see him wear it. And for those of you Carolina fans out there. I am a gamecock and it pains me to have to sew Clemson attire. Hopefully, we'll pull off any win this week.


Circa 50 Prints

>> Thursday, September 3, 2009

I just pre-ordered me some Circa 50 prints from fabricworm. I love that shop.


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