Sunday, April 26, 2009

New beginner class

I have a new beginner class coming up called Four Patch Lightning. Here's the sample:
I just finished it a few days ago, so it counts as a Spring to Finish! The class is a replacement for my other class, which, while fun, had a few drawbacks. One is that it didn't have real borders. The other was that it just had too many fabrics, so was hard to buy for. This one should go better, I think.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Online Quilt Festival

Amy at Park City Girl is holding an Online Quilt Festival. Here's my entry. It's the art quilt that I made for my daughter's school fundraising auction. I had each child in her class (it's full of three-, four- and five-year-olds) dye fabric with Dye-Na-Flow, then made them into this quilt. There's lots of beads and some embroidery, too. The whole story is scattered around on my blog, since I started the blog partially so that the parents could keep track of the quilt.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Twirly skirt done!

Okay, the twirly skirt is done! I put some giant rick-rack on the bottom. Molly can't wait to wear it to school tomorrow. She had to try it on tonight, post-bath wet hair and all.

It's VERY twirly!

A cute Molly story: We were at Home Depot and there was a bag of fertilizer spilled on the ground. She asked what it was called and after we told her she kept referring to it as "turtleizer."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Twirly skirt!

So I decided after dinner last night to make a twirly skirt for Molly. It's a fairly easy pattern, except that I made it on the fuller side, which made the gathering a pain. The pattern is from Angela's blog Dangit Ange! and her website Cornpatch Creations and I found her links on Beth's Sew Mama Sew! site. Whew! That's a lot of URLs.

Anyway, I think I may invest in a ruffler foot if my girly girl keeps wanting twirly skirts. I need to stop by the shop today to see if I can find some cute trim for the bottom of the skirt. It's also a little short, so I am going to find some cheap Target shorts for her to wear underneath. I'm also going to get her a full length mirror for the back of her door. That will keep her occupied for hours.

As usual, the photo doesn't get the colors quite right. I don't know if it's my camera or my monitor or what. I'll post another photo after the trim is on the she's wearing it. That could be this afternoon!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Graduation/College quilt

I'm so sorry I've been bad about posting. Last week was spring break and we went to DC for a few days and somehow this four day vacation took three days of planning ahead of time! Anyway. I'm working on a few projects and might have a finished one to show you in the next few days. In the meantime, here are some blocks on a design wall to show what the quilt for my niece will look like. She's graduating from high school this year. I hope to get it to her before college starts! She picked out almost all the fabrics herself. They're mostly very large prints, so these are just going to be 8 inch finished squares. The photos here doesn't really do the colors justice. The whole thing is much airier looking in reality. Not sure how to quilt it, though. Any suggestions? It will be a twin.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring to Finish

Jacquie at Tallgrass Prarie Studio is doing a little motivational contest. The idea is to finish as many projects by the end of April as possible. I'm in! I have way too many projects (and have two or three more in my head). I'm going to finish as many as I can, starting after we get back from Washington, DC.