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... This is for my room. I fell in love with this fabric online ...

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  1. Quilting and a Pillow for Technology
  2. Tip:
  3. What's next in weaving?
  4. Hand Lettering and Embroidery
  5. Wooly Sweater
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Quilting and a Pillow for Technology

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...

This is for my room.  I fell in love with this fabric online and was so glad they had it at the quilt shop in town.  It's Moda's 3 Sisters Etchings collection.  The pattern I'm using is Eleanor Burns's make a Quilt in a Day log cabin pattern.



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.






    

Tip:

Epsom Salt is a GREAT fabric softener!

No more static cling!

1 Tbls. per load and you'll never use dryer sheets again :)

    

What's next in weaving?

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.








    

Hand Lettering and Embroidery

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.)

    

Wooly Sweater

I ment to post this one a while back.  It is a baby sweater that Grace knit for a little girl at church.  Her one mistake was the line going across the front.  At first I thought it was part of the design, but was told it wasn't, lol.  She has since made one (without the "mistake" :) and put it in the shop.








    

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