Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hoppity Hop!

I am hopping after Barb of Bejeweled Quilts and following her on a Blog hop.  Care to join us?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday Night Sew in!

I am sure it was Friday night somewhere in the world while I was sewing and my toddler was sleeping so does that count?  My night was spent swimming with my boys.

Anyway here is my sewing project.  I got hired to make a civil war custom for a Daughter of the Confederacy.  This is the skirt I sewed up yesterday.  Still needs a hem and what not. 

(now to find the camera so I post a picture)

How was your Friday?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tumbling along!

Remember my tumbling block quilt?  Well I had 3 left over tumbling blocks (okay 2 and 7/8ths of a block.)   As any good quilter I was holding onto them for dear life, they were scraps after all and from a dear friend.  So in the scrap pile for them.  Then I was blessed to read this fun blog.  (don't check it out and please don't put your name in the pot for the GO! she is giving away!)  So I got to thinking that I could do something with my almost 3 tumblers.  So I came up with a cute little purse.  I did mine a little different as I wanted it quilted and pockets inside and of course handles and a snap at the top.  Okay so it is really nothing like hers except it uses 4 tumblers.

Did i mention I put a clear pocket on back for my drivers liscense.

Well it was so much fun making the little one... I decided to make a bigger one with more tumblers.  Well since I don't own a go I used my handy rotary cutter and my construction paper pattern (yeah i copied the tumblers before they got sewn) and went on a tumbling.

So I am done tumbling for today.  I hope to post my tumbling tote tutorials in the next week so you can tumble too.  And I plan on having a giveaway for a tumbler tote too so tumble on over sometime next week.

Which would you rather get the small one or the bigger one?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pull out your ugly fabrics

You know the ones thare are stashed in back of your fabric stash from long ago forgotten projects.  You can pass them on to some unsuspecting soul for them to quilt.  Just go here for the details Stash Manicure.

Now I am off to see if I even have 2 yards worth of fabric to sew along...I tend to destash often and ruthlessly.  And currently my stash is lots of PUL and sweat fabric...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer is Over

Well at least at our house. When dh goes back to work life returns to normal.  I get to homeschool my boys and play on the computer more as we aren't so busy.  Haven't figure if playing on the computer more is a good thing or bad thing...anyway, thought it was time to post again.  I have been sewing, though not all of it quilting.

First up are some wonky log cabin squares I made for a contest at a local quilt store.  I had lots of fun.  I had scraps from Lucky's scrap box and it was fun and mindless.  Quilt Dad is where I got the idea.  If you haven't been be sure to check out his site. 

  I haven't decided if I want to do a quilt with them or just hang them in my boys room which is done in primary colors. Decisions, decisions.

And last is my efforts at marketing my skills.  School is about to start around here and lots of little kiddos, go to public school where they have naps.  With naps comes napmats made of vinyl and well I can't stand the thought of napping on vinyl can you? So I whipped up some simple nap mat covers, of my own design and am marketing them on craigslist.  Here is the pink girly one.