I bought this new book at our local quilt shop and it has great projects in it! I love how they use linen to do the stitchery in.
Friday, January 21, 2011
So my husband bought me a nook for christmas. I needed a cover so I looked on Barnes and Noble and they were like $50 bucks!
So then of course I just made one!
I used this hard pellon to put in it.
Then I made the first part of it and attached the elastic
Then sewed it all together put left an opening for the pellon...
Then I just attached a strap so it can be tied like a journal!
Pretty cute huh? And I made it with my scraps so it cost around $1.00 to make, Not bad!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
so I was working on the finishing steps of my simply pure quilt...
and you can see how great the binding turned out...
I love when the corners turn out perfect (only us quilters would notice that)
So it's beginning to look like a pretty good quilt right? Everything seems to be going my way...
I will never sew horizontal lines again! but the only reason why i quilted it that way is because my piecing went that ways so I used it as a quide...WRONG thing to do...the fabric just stretch and there was no way I could fix it. The new name for this quilt is "The Wave"
I made this quilt for my friend and it was for her baby shower....so all this wavyness was going on the morning of her shower...I first thought...no way am I going to give it to her, then it occured to me that I would be wasting all the fabric and I'm never going to find another baby named Bronco so I focused on the positive... she would probably love the fact that it said "Bronco" on it...and...she is not a quilter! Maybe she would think the wavyness was a special technique? hahaha. so I gave it to her and everyone loved it. No one noticed the waves! They all just thought it was amazing that I made a quilt! Oh and that night she went into labor and the next morning Bronco was born! So it turned out to be such a happy ending.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I really, really, really want a serger, it would have been extremly helpful when making these curtains.
The fabric is from Valorie Wells that I purchased from Hawthorne Threads
And then I made this matching pillow..this is all for my daughters bedroom.