Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I also finally decided to play with my 'X-blks' ruler I have had for months!! I really like these. You start out the blk by making a 9 patch - the ruler you are using tells you the size to cut the squares - then you put the ruler onto the square, line it up and you end up with a wonky blk like this!! Well, when you cut off the edges, you don't throw them away!! They become part of the
And these guys, the cut off parts are really to small to save, but they are cute. Here is one, placed on the 6.5" blk, to show you that it would fit as the middle blk. And when you do that, they blk looks really neat!! I have only been using up scraps again - but I could see making a 'real' project with these!! they are fun to do!!
Well, this is enough for now. I am going to go sew a bit more today, play with my rulers and see what else I can do!! I am thinking I will make a pillow for the couch out of these play blks!! Have a great week and bust that stash!!! Or, like me, make it grow!! ;-) that is fun too!!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Anyways, I thought I would share some shopping that I did yesterday with you!!
Here are two more batiks!! I should really just buy the store out of this kind of material!! It's like candy for me, I want them all!! But, I seem to be gravitating towards pink and purples..... I am going to have to make a different choice for my next ones - I want this quilt to be alot of colours, but I also want them to work together!!
With batiks though, you can't go to wrong....
I also found a fabric line that as soon as I saw it fell in love!! "Stonehenge" by Sunshine Cottage. This one is #3941 www. northcott.net
It comes in many colours, and I know I will be back for more - but browns or fabrics I can use as backgrounds seem to catch my attention lately - and I love this one!! I can see getting more of this one........
And I have finished my BOM!! It only took me a couple days, but it's done!! This months blk is 4 smaller blks sewn together. Instuctions, use the two backgrounds and the 4 coloured fabrics.... okay, sounds simple enough - but - and there is always a 'but', why don't I use up some of my scraps for this blk. Okay - I will!! And I did. I just didn't like one of the small blks!!
I don't like the bottom right one. To dark. So I had to make it again:
Better!! Then I slept on it and woke with another idea!! Go Me!!
Why not use the backgroud as the star in the middle?? So, I did - and this is what it looks like. yes, I have them all sewn together now and I like it. All my scraps are now basically 'scraps'!! Very small pieces now!! And I do have two 'extra' blks!! But I do like this blk now. I think it's the best of all three. What do you think??
Today, my daughter tried to sew a bag... I was not much help, I try to explain, then get told how she wants it, and I finally just left her to it. Well, little mistakes were made and now, she wants nothing to do with it. Frustrated? Yes. Me too, but I did ask her if she wanted me to take it apart and that is when she told me she will never touch it again. So, I don't know if I should help or not. I wil probably take it apart - it's not that big of a mistake (she shouldn't have sew the lining on when she did) but if she is not going to ever use it, should I waste my time....
ahhhh, I am just talkin'. I know I will take it apart - and fix it. I just did not want to. But she won't ask questions because she won't like the answer..... and she won't fix it herself, I know that.
Have a Great Long Weekend Everyone!!! May the sun shine for you all weekend!! We are good Saturday, but Sunday and Monday, not so good!! Make the best of it!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
It is supposed to be beautiful out this week, and I am going to go out and enjoy the sunshine. Make sure you get your Vit D this week too!! The science guys are realizing how important this Vitamin is, so make sure you get yours!!! Here is to a productive week. I have been so unproductive, that I am really hoping to make this week my turn around week. Here is to sewing!!