Monday, April 25, 2011

Quilt Top Is Finished!!

I'm so excited to be done with the nine-patch quilt top!  It's taken me about a couple of months. Once the nine-patches were done, it's been going really fast!  I've started on the back, but I'm not quite done with it yet.  I'm doing the same back as the tutorial's.  It looks easy and simple.  I need to get this done before Mother's Day.  It's going to my mother-in-law.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Treats

My kids and I made some Rice Krispie Treats for Easter tomorrow.  We started to do the egg-shaped ones, but that didn't work out so well.  So we just used a cookie cutter after it cooled and decorated them with M&Ms.  They are so cute and yummy!!

My quilt is coming along nicely.  I'm happy with it so far.  I have two more borders to add to it before I'm done with the top.  I'm a little nervous about quilting it because I don't have much experience with it and I have to use my little sewing machine to do it.  I'm going to try a meandering pattern for the quilting, which I've never done!  Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nine-Patch Squares Done!

I've been using this tutorial to make this quilt.  I'm so happy to have all 24 nine-patch squares done!  The pattern says to lay out the squares to your liking and then, next, I will start the white sashing.  I'm so glad to start a new part of the quilt.  These squares were starting to get a little boring! :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beautiful Fabric!

I made my first online purchase of fabric at Swell Cloth on Etsy.  I got seven fat quarters of Dena Designs-Kumari Garden.  I am planning on using this fabric to make these cute pillow covers for my living room couch.  I love how they are folded so neatly and were packaged so nicely!  And I got them within three days!  That's great customer service!  I will definitely be ordering more from Swell Cloth in the future!

The white envelope-looking things is a white fabric that I have to cut and press first before I start to use the colored fabric.  I hope it turns out as good as it does in the picture!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lamp Shade

My husband brought home a lamp for the living room and it just had a plain canvas fabric for the lamp shade.  So I decided it needed a little color.  I cut 8" x 2" rectangles from a Moda Breakfast At Tiffany's layer cake and chain pieced them together, sprayed a little basting spray, and then did a running stitch around the top and bottom.  Now it adds a little color to my living room!