Monday, February 28, 2011

More pillowcases

My husband wanted something made for him.  This is the best I could do.  All my fabrics are pink and/or covered in flowers/polka dots...etc... so I made a special order for this Pac-Man fabric from Timeless Treasures.
 I used the same tutorial that I used for my first pillowcases and my Love pillowcases from the Magic Pillowcase Tutorial but added the red stripe this time.
 It's cute, therefore he has no choice but to like it:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mug Rug Swap

The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild had a mug rug swap for our February 2011 Meeting tonight.  I modeled mine after the logo created by Andrea:

Mug Rug Swap

the back I just filled up with the left overs:
Mug Rug Swap
Used Kona Spearmint, Ash, Azure and Caribbean
Mug Rug Swap

Here's all of them!
Mug Rug Swap

Vic @ ZanyQuilter presented a Wonky Blocks Tutorial and let us chop up her her Central Park layer cake to make the blocks.  This was first time having to haul my sewing machine crap away from home so I attempted to be organized.  I got a Petite Press Portable Iron and a portable iron/cutting mat from Joanns with sale upon sale.  This is something I needed at home anyways because with my big iron I open seams while shutting others at the same time and I'm constantly running back and forth between the iron and the ironing board.  So this solves two problems!  But then I lost my 1/4" foot.  I realized how much I love that foot as soon as it goes missing.  I'm not even bothering hunting for it... I've already ordered another.

Here's my finished blocks.  These are actually the first 'quilt blocks' I've ever made.  The fabric is super cute too.

Wonky Blocks

and here's all of them!

Wonky Blocks

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kitchen Chairs

Here's the before and after of my dining room chairs! I recovered them in Anna Maria Horner Shadow Fabric in Ivory from her Drawing Room line.

Dining Room Chair Redo

These little buggers didn't want to come out. It looks like someone was working overtime to put all those staples in.

Dining Room Chair Redo

You are now looking at 175 staples from the bottom of ONE CHAIR. (I counted because I was mad...) My hand was bruised for a week from pulling these out. We did all four of these but it took a couple of days! And by we, I mean I made asked my husband to help.
Dining Room Chair Redo

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Trinidad Flag Pillows

This was also made as a gift.  I pretty much winged it.  One fits a 20" pillow and the other a 16".  I used all Kona Red, White, and Black and quilted it with diagonal 1" lines following the stripe.  The inside is all lined nicely with muslin and of course I added a invisible zipper so it's easy to wash!  Here's a quick and easy invisible zipper tutorial courtesy of Sew Katie Did.

Quilted Trinidad Pillow

Quilted Trinidad Pillow

Quilted Trinidad Pillow

Cool Scrap Pack

This arrived in the mail the other day.  Surprise fabric is fun. :)  It gives me a chance to get stuff I wouldn't normally pick out.  It's the Cool Scrap Pack from Hawthorne Threads.  Most are 1/4 yard, a couple are fat quarters, and just one is about 4" x WOF (bottom left).

Hawthorne Threads - Cool Scrap Pack

Top From Left
1 - Riley Blake - Samantha Walker - Enchanted Garden - Rows of Dots in Turquoise
2 - Anthology Fabrics - Diane Kappa - Sweet Tooth - Ogee in Teal
3 - Timeless Treasures - Totally 80s - Boomboxes in Black
4 - Amy Butler - Love - Bali Gate - Periwinkle
5 - Benartex - Kitty Yoshida - Prospect Park - Through the Branches in Espresso
6 - Anna Maria Horner - Garden Party - Receiving Line - Ice

Bottom From Left
1 - Studio E - Flourish - Beads
2 - Valori Wells - Del Hi - PomPom - Sapphire
3 - Michael Miller - Patty Young - Flora And Fauna - Ta Dot - Sea
4 - Riley Blake - My Minds Eye - Love Birds - Strips in Blue


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