Friday, January 16, 2009

Finished Homework

I did my homework, plus a little extra for class. I think it's coming along well. We didn't have to put our 9 patch row together, but I went ahead and finished so I could see what it would look like.
I'm so excited about it that I bought fabric to make another one (on half price). I don't know any little girls, but I just couldn't resist. I spent a long time in Jo-Ann's trying to find the "feature" fabric and the butterflies just stuck out to me (even though I wanted a neutral one). It took me quite a while to get the other coordinating pieces, but I think it goes well together! I'll be cutting it out soon. They said in class that making a second one at the same time helps the concepts to stick in your head. I'm all for that...and trying to get someone else to do it with me. Any takers??? I can send you the directions!
I've got my 4 pillowcases made for ConKerr Cancer and plan to donate those when I go in for my class on Sunday. I told Ben that I'm not going to make any more because they are kind of boring!! They were really easy though, if any one else wants to do some!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Quilt Progress

I got some time to work on D's quilt last night and got some of my homework done. I just have a little to go before class on Sunday. It is really fun and I enjoy doing it! I think it's going to turn out looking great!

I am also making some pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer which has a collection site at the quilt shop where I take classes! I saw this on Martha a few months ago and thought it sounded interesting. Then when I saw the brochures in the quilt shop, I knew I had to participate. I wonder if I can include a note with my pillowcase... Anyway, read about more at the site, but you donate pillowcases to this organization that takes them to hospitals to give to kids with Cancer.

Friday, January 9, 2009


I found this pattern the other day for Mr Blue Bird and decided to try it so I could practice my sewing skills before going back to quilting class. I then thought I would join the Advent Calendar Sew Along by making 25 of them. I'm on my way and they are turning out so cute! Here is a picture of them from the other night when there was ice (and icicles) on all of the trees!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

D's Quilt

While we were visiting Nana and Pop for Christmas, we got this quilt from a lady whose husband works with Pop. Isn't it great?? It's so soft and warm and D just loves it!! I think this is an awesome gift--I can only imagine how much time and energy she put into making this for him!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Quilting Class

I'm bored with Gratis Means FREE and will do a blog makeover.

I am really into quilting and sewing now. I read a ton of crafty blogs and would love to share some of my new hobbies on this blog. I am going to mail my mom my most recent project and will post a picture of it on here after she sees it.

For now, I'll put a picture of the quilt I'm making for D. I'm in a quilting class and we're doing a quilt. I should be done the first week in February and can't wait. Do you like the fabrics??
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