Monday, April 19, 2010

Blah Blah Blog

I haven't been in a very bloggy mood lately. What I have been is lazy and running waaaay behind. I'd hoped to have had about 20 aprons ready to take to an art/craft fair/flea mkt. at the local Mule Day celebration on May 1st. Right now I have 10 made. I'm so slow at sewing and I get distracted VERY easily. Honestly, if I get 20 done, it'll be a miracle. Still, the booth only cost me 25 bucks, so I figure if I sell a couple of aprons I'll have my money back and it should be a fun day. It's all good.

Despite it's awesome name (Material Girls) the sewing group we started at school didn't really pan out like I had hoped. We all wanted to come home at the end of the day instead of staying at school for sewing time! All is not lost, however, because I've joined a new local sewing group. This new group is going to be awesome. The gals are all young and energetic with lots of good ideas that they freely share. I'm excited!

So that's it. My house is a complete pit and I need to look past and ignore the dirt and sew sew sew aprons for Mule Day. "Sew", I'm out for a while.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

One Week=Two Finished Projects!

So we had our second baby shower in about a month at school this week. I don't know what was in the water there nine months ago, but I'm relieved I didn't drink it.

After making the quilt for Baby Zoe, I knew I would indeed have to make a second for Baby Levi(we think that's going to be the name, anyway). I had originally thought I'd use this quilt, but decided at the last minute it wasn't going to work. So it's folded and in the sewing closet...some day I'll finish it for the Quilt Club's charity project. Really, I will.

I'd seen quite a few zig zag quilts online and decided I wanted to try one. So, without a pattern I set out making half square triangles. I used the equivalent of 7 fat quarters worth of fabrics. It ended up being adorable, but too small, so I improvised an added a border. Here's the result:I think it turned out quite nicely. And those appliques? Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but one of them is hiding a seam that split when I washed the quilt!

Second finished project this week was these two Ticker Tape blocks for Rachel in the Fresh Comfort II Sewing Bee. Now, I'd never heard of a ticker tape quilt until I got the package of fabrics in the mail, but I'll tell you...I am in LOVE with them. Here are some finished examples. I need to make one. Seriously.