Friday, February 19, 2010

And Here it is...

I finished up the binding last night on the green and cream snowball quilt.  I am amazed at how quickly I can get a binding done with the Olympics on.  With one eye glued to the women's half pipe, and the other on my sewing, I was able to complete it in about an hour and a half.  I love how it turned out, and when Scott held it up for my to see from a distance, I knew I should keep it.  Isn't it funny how just a bit of quilting and a binding can change the entire look and feel of a quilt:?  I guess that is the entire point of quilting...  ah ha!
On a side note... I love that pieceing a backing together is now acceptable and some would say the "in" thing to do.  I think it makes perfect sense to take larger pieces and put them together.  No sense in spending more money to purchase enough fabric for the backing.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Almost finished with this one...

I am SO over the top excited (well that might be exaggerating a little bit), about the snowball quilt.  I decided to finish that one next, and last night I got my "quilt sandwich" (that is quilt top, batting, and backing layered), together.  And, much to my surprise, I got all the quilting done last night as well!!  I LOVE how it has turned out, and I was considering selling it, but I am not sure I can part with it now... we will see.  No pictures right now, I want to leave you in suspense for a little while longer.  I will post pictures when I get it bound.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Finishing projects.

I have decided to get some of those lingering projects off the to do list.  It is the perfect time to finish as the Olympics are on, and I can watch as I sew.  Last night I was able to finish the binding on this little quilt that I had made from scraps last summer.  I gave it to Scott for Valentines day.  Even though it is a bit busy for my taste, it is bright and happy and just a fun little quilt.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Weekly accomplishments

I just finished a nursing blanket (or "booby blocker" as we like to call them), for a special order.  I love the Amy Butler fabric that my friend chose, and I plan on making more nursing blankets for my Etsy site very soon... so stay tuned.
I also have added some Key Fobs to my repertoire, and I love them...


Oh, I forgot... because I asked for name ideas,  I should probably tell you what I named it...
It is best on Etsy to have as descriptive names as possible.  So I called it "heat resistant Curling Iron Pouch"  But I really liked the name suggestions... especially Adams suggestion of "Hot pockets"  Although, yes we would probably have some law suit if I used that name.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Bag

I just finished this computer bag as a special order for a friend.  I love the brown and black fabric... cause then you can wear either brown or black....  This bag also has a zipper across the top, which I also really like.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What should I call this?

I just completed a special order for a friend that is a new design for me.  It is a protective cover that can be used to house your hot curling iron while you are traveling.  (You know how the curling iron is always the last thing you pack in your suitcase, and it is usually still warm??)  Well this little carrier/cover is lined with a heat resistant silicone blend fabric.  It will allow you to store your hot curling iron in your suitcase without worrying about burning or melting anything next to it. 
I made two of these little guys.. one for my friend, and one to post on Etsy.  So my question for my readers is.. what do I call it??