Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Black Friday Sale

No W.I.P. to share today, just some promoting for my Etsy shop Black Friday Sale.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Stash #02

Daisy Mae, the new line from Denyse Schmidt, is in at Joann's and one of my locations had 15 of the 19 prints. I got some of each, but never thought to check reviews about the fabric before I purchased. Apparently this line may be pretty flawed. I checked my pieces after getting home and 1 print was defective the whole way through and a couple of others had white streaks here and there. If you're going to buy some, check it carefully first! Here are the ones I was able to get. The top print in the first stack is the one that had to go back to the store.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

W.I.P Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I've been working on several projects during the week; trying to divide my time fairly.

First I have started my second Christmas quilt. It has a star block and a 16 patch block. All the pieces have been cut and I'm just taking my time making the blocks.

I've also been working on this apron (Butterick)using Alexander Henry's Farmdale prints. This is my first apron and I did not realize (i.e. didn't read the pattern first!)that I was going to need tons of piping and rick rack. Luckily I had the rick rack. I found how to make some piping online, and I made some, but I didn't like how that turned out, so I'm using all rick rack. I still have to put the waistband and ties on. Here's my husband modeling it for my picture.

And here's my fist Christmas quilt. All pinned and ready to be quilted. I'm just undecided on how I want to do it. I'm a bit tempted to give FMQ another go, but I'm not 100% sure that I want to go that way.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Stash #01

It's not too often that I come across items with my name on them, so when I saw this new line by Creative Thursday I had to scoop it up! This is Meet the Gang and I bought the full 21 print fat quarter bundle from The Intrepid Thread on Etsy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My First Christmas Quilt

I've had some Christmas fabric for several years now. I'm not sure what I planned to do with it since I don't recall ever wanting to make a Christmas quilt. That changed last weekend when I came across this quilt at Jaybird Quilts.
Initially I wanted to use my stack of grey and citron fabrics but my daughter talked me out of it. That's when I remembered the Christmas fabrics and so my first Christmas quilt was born. Here are the first three rows with a total of seven to complete it.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Desk Chair Makeover

I picked this chair up at the thrift store for $9.00. It's a very sturdy chair, made in '81 or '91, the date was a bit blurred. Besides the fabric being unattractive it also seemed a bit skeevy so I thought a freshening up was in order. For about $20 of upholstery fabric I've made most of it look bright and cheery. I was planning on spray painting the metal parts but decided I'd already spent enough on it. Maybe I'll change my mind in the future...