Monday, December 15, 2008

Bumblebee quilt

It's kind of a stupid name, I realize. It's just what I've always called it. I made this quilt top years ago -- like 5 or 6 years ago. You know how you get sick of things and just stick them in a bin for a while? Well, I recently unearthed this, and here it is, all pinned and ready to be quilted. This (of course!) was all just scraps. The backing is from my stash too. It wasn't quite enough (as always), so I had to add a couple of strips to the sides. I'll show more pics of the completed project. You can see the back then.

Some cards

The Christmas cards were for card swap in November. I always do two different sets. I made the cards, but I don't know if any of them will actually get sent out! I am so behind on that, and I'm never very good at sending cards, so I suppose no one will be surprised if they don't get a card from me this year. It's par for the course, and I can always use them next year -- try again.
I didn't really have good enough ink on this gingerbread card. Well, it was good ink, but it was dye ink, and I needed some chalk ink or something for this acrylic stamp. Anyway, the gingerbread men look cookie-ish with their sporadic inking. Whatever. They look better IRL than they do in this picture. It's from a Martha Stewart stamp set -- some Christmas one I got at Wal-Mart. I used iridescent white puff paint and red stickles on the gingerbread men.
These are just some cards that I thought would good for weddings. The butterfly stamp is from Papertrey Ink. I stamped it in some Martha Stewart blue ink. It's upstairs, and I'm too lazy to go up and check the exact name. I just used Frosted Lace stickles on the outside of the butterflies. The glittery paper is from My Mind's Eye. I think. The "Celebrate" sentiment if from Papertrey's Little Lady stamp set. I stamped the butterflies, cut them out, and adhered them with a glue dot. I bent them in the middle a little bit just so they wouldn't be completely flat.

I have a quilt ready to show you. Maybe I'll get it posted today as well. Maybe not. I know I've been so unreliable about posting. In the meantime, it has been a while since I posted any cards, but it's not because I haven't been making them. So here they are. I hope you're having a good Christmas/Holiday season. Are you ready?

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Yeah, I know they look very similar. The hourglass one is made from Moda's Seaside Rose, an oldie but goodie. Don't know why it's so dark. I had all the lights on.
The Sawtooth Stars with fancy centers (don't ask me to name them all, please) Quilt is made from Moda's Simplicity.
I'll take more close-ups if I ever actually get them quilted. I have the backs all ready to go, but again, they're not going in the lineup for before Christmas, so maybe in January you'll see something more than quilt tops. Here's hoping!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blue and Yellow Ragged Squares

Here's a little update on the ragged squares quilt. The top is put together. The back isn't. I don't have quite enough of the blue I wanted to use, so I'll have to add some strips to the sides. I won't have time to quilt it before Christmas I don't think, because there are at least two quilts ahead of it. I'm just not that fast.
There's a reason why I don't try to pin quilts together unless everyone is napping. What a great assistant, though!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tie-Dyed Onesies

So I made some of these for my sister's baby a few months back, but of course, I didn't take any pictures because I wasn't blogging then. I recently did some blue ones. I plan to sew some cute fabric up the middle of the burpees (maybe not on the tie-dyed ones). I'll post those after I do them. I'm just trying to get a jump on some baby gifts -- all these people giving birth. What is up with that?
I got the idea from Abby's website. She has a great explanation of how to do this, so I'll just send you there. I'm too lazy to do my own tutorial. Hey, why reinvent the wheel? Ya know? Enjoy!