You'll have to thank my oldest daughter for this post. I was working on my quilt and she said that I needed to take pictures and blog it, as well as an iPad pillow I made.
First the quilt...
It's really simple once you get started. At first I was a little confused because I'm not use to following quilt instructions and had to make sure I was putting things in the right order.
Here is the layout for adding the 2nd Dark Fabric. She just adds the already sewn pieces to the strip as she goes. I am a pinner so...
Next step is easy, just sew 1/4 in. seam down the strip.
Last I use my ruler to cut the blocks apart.
I'm really enjoying this quilt. I could be a line worker somewhere. It suits me :).
Okay Ang, how are my colors? If you like them I picked them out, if not Greg did!
Pillow for the technilogicly advanced... and not so advanced :D.
My mother-in-law will be having knee surgery soon and I wanted to give her something for her time of recuperation. She is not technilogically savy, but my brother-in-law gave her an iPad several months back, so I thought she might play games on it or do some reading the modern way. I came across this great pattern
on Pinterest and loved it. It was increadably easy to make. Below are the pics of the one I did.
Something nice and EASY. I just finished this runner...
... and it was a nightmare! It started out wider and a mess. After trying to salvage it, I had to give up and start over. Reslaying the reed. But Yay!! It's finished!
I am going to do a tabby weave next. It will be soooo much easier. Then I will try a houndstooth!
I actually did a little extra to make a small wallet/clutch. I am debating about putting it in the shop. Hmmm.
I've recently (that is today :) been studying hand lettering and began to think of embroidery and this post from Mary Corbet
(whose work is incredible).
Here is a little sample of when I was messing around with the "Fruit of the Spirit" after viewing her work,
I'm not sure why I never did the embroidery, but I always have a ton of projects. In fact I was joking with a friend at church about having so many outfits that she has started to sew and I haven't seen one of them. Her daughter perked up and asked me how many unfinished projects I have. Well.....
I find it all inspiring. Below is a little sketch that I want to paint on the window in my sewing room. I'll play with it some more before I do it. I don't want it to be too big or obtrusive, but to catch the eye and remind me to ...
(This isn't for a cliche' or to make light the things of God,
but I do these things because they mean something to me.
My relationship with the Lord is real and ever present.)