Sunday, March 27, 2011
...is what Olivia's Gramma ordered. I think I've captured what she wanted...
I heard that the one Olivia's mommy had found online in a hot pink zebra baby set sold for $300. Gramma beat that, and got it personalized, too!
I had a little wonky creativity on the back. I'm hoping to get it bound this week, and that last green one, too.
Other than that, there's a few more disappearing 4 patches in my "15 minutes" of free play, and I think I've found a few pieces to use for the dresdens (I hope you're not tired of me mentioning that ongoing project), to be seen at a later time....
Here's to a happy Monday!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Happy National Quilting Day! Ha, ha, I know that doesn't matter to some of you, but I find it cool to have a "national" day of celebrating. I was sewing on the quilting frame for a little guy named Logan.
These fabrics are mostly Debbie Mumm, and I think it was Ginny's first quilt that she did the choosing without my advice (but she was pretty safe, knowing it was from one fabric line,*vbs*).
Again, I drew up an easy to accomplish quilt, and off she went sewing.
This quilt is due in for a birthday gift in April, but so is another one that we don't have all the fabric chosen yet, we will though....
The other thing I was able to do was catch up on some quilty blogs! The list was way over 1000 unread posts, so I do have to admit to some skimming, er, "speed reading" at times. There were several dresden projects, these popped out in my view:
- here's one with Amy Butler, same inspiration with these bright prints!
- Shay showed us hers, all plates completed. Yea!
- Kim was gifted a beauty by Stephanie of Loft Creations.
- I was honored to be inspiration to Amy, thank you! Her fabrics are perfect.
Boy, I am hoping to keep mine coming! There are 28 of them pressed, and waiting for the next step.
I'm stuck on a decision, match the centers? I made the circle template and actually sewed 2 on, but they seem to disappear since they are all bright and used in the plate already. I don't want to use the gray, I think it would recede, I'd rather have the circle be defined- stand out, but I may need to put a new piece of fabric in to make that happen. Little decisions. So I'm slowed down on the project, but there are plenty of to- do's on the project list anyway.
I've missed a few giveaways, but my friend Jennifer shared about a new blogger, Rhonda, from the Cumberland Gap area. That is back home for me, friends! Go meet Rhonda and this colorful giveaway.
Hope you all have a great Sunday!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
At the Davis household, Larry and I share computer time. It works out great, unless he has a pressing freelance job. That's the case for the last three weeks. . . I'm spending a lot of time sewing!
I've been trying to work on a border for the Amy Butler project.
It's taken a few tries, and these practice pieces will probably work into a mug rug or two, or
But all along, I REALLY wanted a Dresden Plate border.
I think I have the math part worked out on this size here. So, cutting is the next part. . . .
This print is my favorite of the bunch!
These disappearing four patches have proven fun too.
There are some for the Block Lotto exchange, and others were made because I shared the "how-to" at quilt class, and before you know it there were multiples. . . .
Lastly, there was this pillowcase for Brandon's birthday quilt. His birthday happens to be today! Hope it's a great one.
I'll say hi when I can, happy quilting!