Friday, January 28, 2011

stitchery

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.
So I just whipped this up really quick to put on my desk at work.


I also wanted to try a different technique where they did stitchery on black wool with white floss or really dark fabric so the instructions say to trace the pattern on tissue paper, put it over the fabric and stitch it but that did not work at all. as soon as I put the needle thru it ripped the tissue paper. So any ideas? How do you transfer the pattern to dark fabrics?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nook Cover

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!
It actually didn't take me long at all so I made another one for my sister n law who also has a nook.

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

not so perfect quilt

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...
then look....
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

curtains

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.