I made these tutu shirts this weekend. The first one is for my niece Emily. You wouldn’t believe how cheap the shirt was. I was looking at shirts on the clearance rack. The tag said $5.99. It rang up on sale for. $0.54. Cheaper than the thrift stores. I love a good deal.
I started making some wonky houses today for a swap. I got the bodies done for 10 houses. Next step is the sky and roof for each house. Here is the link for the tutorial on how to make wonky houses.
I also made two replacement blocks for people who got flaked on during the last two beginner quilt block swaps I hosted on Swap-Bot.
This one is called Road to California.
This on is called Square in a Square 2.
In order to try to generate more traffic on my site I have decided to have Fat Quarter Friday. Well what is that you ask. Everyone who posts a comment between now and Thursday evening 11:59pm will be entered into a drawing to win the fat quarter pictured. I thought it would be neat to show the fat quarter. Now I have quite a stash going. So I am going to do this for the next 4 weeks. If I get a good response then I will continue with the drawing on a weekly basis. If not then maybe we will do it every two weeks. So if you want to enter to win leave me a comment.
He is this weeks fat quarter.
Oh and all my fabric is washed. I like to have it all washed that way when I need to use it I don’t have to wash it.
Here is a picture of a top I put together today. The blocks are from a swap on 3 Sisters Cyber Quilting from 2007. It was called the Amish Block of the Month. I decided that I wanted to have a fancy/ interesting border. So I decided to use the pioneer braid from Quiltville. Thanks to Bonnie and all her hard work. I was intimidated by it but thought I would give it a try and see how it went. It was easier than I thought it would be. I have some left over pieces that I am going to use with some other material to make a baby quilt.
This block is named Sarah’s Choice. On 3 Sister’s Cyber Quilting I am hosting the Block of the Month or BOM for 2008. The swappers voted and chose stars for the pattern and blues for the color. All the blocks are beginners blocks. Each month there will be a different star block that I have chosen. Here is a link to the pattern if you would like to play along. Pattern
I made this table runner as a Christmas gift for a friend. The pattern is from Quilter’s Cache. It is called Patience Corners. It uses 4 1/2 inches squares and 2 1/2 inch strips. This block is great for stash busting. It was so easy to make. The block size is 12 1/2 unfinished. I quilted it in the ditch with my machine. I think a scrappy quilt would look awesome using this block. I have tons of 2 1/2 inch strips from swaps and left overs. I am definitely making a quilt with this pattern.
I came across this pattern on the AllSorts Blog and thought that I would like to try that. I have tons of scrap squares that are left overs from other projects. My squares where only 4 inches though. The directions called for 4 1/2 inch squares. So I just down sized a little. It was a very easy and fast project. It took about 15 minutes. I ended up mailing these to my mother as part of her birthday present. My 4 year old son wants me to make some more. He thinks they are really cool. So do I.
I decided that I needed to make myself a tote bag for church. It seems like I always leave with more than I come with. So to make it easier on myself I made this.
I was at Hancock fabric and they were having a half off sale. They had this awesome batik material sewn into patches. I think I got a half of a yard for around $1.50. I lined it with a green batik and sewed a pink floral pocket onto the green material. I just love batik material. It is just so colorful and speaks to the child in me. This bag was very easy to make. I have gotten a few compliments at church too. Not too bad for a days work.