Saturday, September 19, 2009

BDU quilt

I made this top last night. For real. I think I need an intervention. I actually had the squares cut a long, long time ago and I was recently re-inspired to dig them out ( I had to find them first !) and re-start the project.

So I did.

Last night.

I was tired when I finally went to bed.
The squares are made from Ryan's old BDU's and favorite t-shirts. I loved it when he wore these BDU's. Ask him, he will tell you. I think he found it annoying how much I loved it when he wore this uniform. The stupid Air Force had to go and mess with a good thing and change them.

So that means I could cut them up and make this.
I have blisters on my palm and my sewing machine is really mad at me. No more ! We are supposed to be moving in less than 4 weeks and I am dilly-dallying around making more quilts, when I should be packing and stuff.

So the current tally is : One quilt at the long arm quilters, one about to go, and this one that I made last night.

Did I mention how tired I am ?

Friday, September 18, 2009

[ happy, happy ]

This quilt makes me happy. I cannot wait to mail it off to my beautiful niece, Tanner Grace for her 3rd birthday.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

[sweet sixteen]

Remember this quilt kit that my mother-in-law bought for me ?
Remember how I wasn't really sold on the color scheme or the fabric placement ?
Remember how I added the white sashing around the border and liked it a little more ?
It came back from the long arm quilter earlier this week and now I can say that I really like it.
Alas, it's not for me to keep. I made it as a sweet sixteen birthday gift for a family member. I do however have an entire 2nd kit left over and can see myself making another one, not quite the same but similar...

Monday, September 7, 2009

[ labor day part 2 ]

Sometimes I love my sewing machine the most. Even more than my coffee pot. This is one of those times...
The top is completed on my "super secret" project. I like it so much it makes my fingers and toes tingle. That's probably not a good thing, huh ?
This is the last "sneak peek" you are going to get. I am horrible at keeping secrets.

[ labor day part 1 ]

Picked up these placemats at T.J Maxx. The green and white screamed "pick me ! pick me !" and so I did. Then I stopped at Joann's and picked some thread up and a 20. oz bag of polyester fiberfill....
...and I made me some new pillows. For the new house. I am holding onto two of the placemats to see if I can make a valance for the kitchen window, you know cause I am thrifty like that.