I got the top done to my plus quilt and I love it!! I followed the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", 4 1/2 x 12 1/2" and 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" squares. They lined up pretty well which I'm excited about. Usually I cut, sew, cut and sew again so nothing lines up. Not sure how I'll quilt it yet.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I just made 4 Moby-style wraps using this tutorial. Super easy. I got the ugly gray t-shirt-like fabric (with picture frames and ugly colors) at WM today for $2 a yard and I bought 3 yards of it. I didn't buy enough because I had barely enough to tie it. My babies were in bed, so I had to "wear" Diego! (I should have better posture.)
The blue was great and super stretchy. It was also $2 a yard and I bought almost 4 yards of it. For each one, I cut them in thirds so they were 20" wide. Then I cut one of the thirds in half and sewed the half onto the longer one (a straight stitch and then a zig zag). The line ends up being right at my son's shoulder, but maybe no one will notice.
So I have two to give to friends now...or keep them because the cutting and sewing skills are so poor!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Looks like I'm ready to start on H's quilt. I picked out the fabrics today from my stash and will be making this plus quilt. Super excited am I!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I recently took some scraps and some of the fabric my mom gave me from her stash and made cute alphabet bean bags for my boys. On the front is the word and a picture and I put different colors on the back. This will be good for grouping colors and other activities. We are currently down one (octopus) because the dog ate it--raw rice and all!
I saw these cute bags on clearance at Hobby Lobby and picked them up thinking they would make cute diaperbags for church. So I sewed their names on them using cricut to cut the fabric...but it didn't work, so I had to cut the paper in the font, draw on the fabric and then cut the fabric. Ironed them on and then edge stitched them.
Then I made this cute skirt for church on Sunday with this tutorial by Ruffles and Stuff, but I added a hidden elastic waistband instead of like hers. It ended up being really cute and SUPER easy!! Forgot to take a picture in it on Sunday...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Just realized I never posted pictures of the girl quilt that I made (for someone in the future). After putting it all together, I realized it should have sashing, but that's okay. I like it anyway. The back doesn't say anything, it's just "creative."
The back looks like it has different greens on it because it's soft and fuzzy. I didn't line up the direction that it went...not realizing this until afterward. It will stay all different directions. My lines never line up either, but I'm okay with that!