Monday, August 30, 2010

A Quilt Challenge

In July, my quilt guild issued its members a challenge. And I am always up for a challenge.

The rules are:
1. Minimum size is 42 X 56. Can be larger but no smaller.

2. May purchase one background or border fabric or use one from your
fabric stash that is larger than a fat quarter.

3. Other fabrics must come from your stash and must come from pieces
that are less than a fat quarter.

I started two quilts for this challenge. In the end, I used the blocks for one of the quilts for the border.

I am pleased with the end product.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sewing Pillowcases

These pillowcases are so easy to make.  I have made a lot of them.  
They make great gifts.

I am going to make more for Christmas gifts.


Monday, August 23, 2010

While I WASN'T Blogging...

...I was spending a lot of time in the studio with Suzy Singer.  These are  a couple of things we put together.

This little half apron has a fabric flower pin at the waist that can be removed to be worn on a jacket or sweater.

The rick rack on this apron is two inches wide.  It is the widest  I have ever seen.

This cute little apron was made from an old pair of blue jeans.  Click on the picture to enlarge it and you will see the vintage hankie peeking out of the pocket.

There have been a lot of cute things coming out of the studio, so stay tuned.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy New Year!

The smell of a brand new box of crayons.  The squeak of new shoes.  The rustle of new back packs and lunch boxes.  The chatter of old friends seeing each other after a summer break.  Crumpled tissues from the moms who are sending their baby to their first day of preschool/kindergarten/middle school/high school/college.  It is back to school time.

I loved school.  That is part of the reason I became a teacher.  The first day of school is so exciting.  I have been listening to my friends as they prepare their classrooms for a new group of students.  It has made me melancholy.