Thursday, June 18, 2009

Selvedge quilt label!

I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I saw it on the Marcus blog. Neat-o!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cute beach bag for SIL

I sewed up this cute beach bag for my SIL's birthday. I hope she'll like it. I had picked up the outer fabric as a remnant at JoAnn and the lining is Freshcut. I wish I would have realized that the color looks a bit washed out on the leaves and taken new pics. Oh well! Note to self for next time. :)

Plus, aren't those peonies gorgeous?? I love when they are in bloom.

Meds for life?

When trying to get preggo with my daughter, I found out I have PCOS. Only a few of the symptoms are present for me. Now, I found out I have hypothyroidism and will most likely have to take meds for it for the rest of my life. Plus I just started birth control pills to regulate my crazy-a** periods since my daughter was born.

I'm hoping that will help me kick the weight I have gained and to have more emotional equilibrium. I really don't look forward to taking a pill every day for the rest of my life, but I guess if it has to be, it has to be.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Patchwork lottery

I decided on a whim to make 3 blocks for a patchwork lottery here. It was simple, and I had some scraps to use up for it. It would be neat to win the blocks back, but I also am happy that someone else might be happy with them too.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Late, but done!

I just sent out a quilt for a close friend from college's son. He already turned one. Better late than never. It really has been a chaotic year.

It was all stash, which is great. I started it by pulling the red pictographic print from Chloe's Closet by Moda. I think it is called 26 Letters. It is an old one and I only had half a yard of it. The quilt is made up of 6.5 inch squares (finished size). The backing is the same as the binding: a blue and red woven.

I tried a new machine binding as well. I first followed the directions from Modern Quilt Workshop to make the binding with a 1" bias tape tool. I thought it looked a bit flimsy after I sewed it on so I went back over it with a zig zag stitch. I like it for a rough and tumble kids quilt.