Monday, June 20, 2011

Kindle Cover

Used a little Dream On to make a kindle cover for my MIL's birthday gift. Now I am wishing I had done the A in a darker color so it would stand out, but oh well, I think its cute, I hope she likes it!
I just used 2.5 inch squares and then quilted straight random lines. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Growth Chart

 Other than actually adding the names and measurements, I did finish my growth chart today. I used Kona Ash on the binding and I like how it turned out with the rainbow. I also machine bound it which was a HUGE improvement from the last time. I think using 2.75inch binding was the key. 
Kati taught photographing quilts tonight and it mostly just confirmed that I have no eye for photography, nor skills to go with it. There is always room for improvement, I guess. Yes, the sun spots totally white out the quilt. I may try again tomorrow with some of the tips I learned, but for now this is it. 
 I used a green print for the back because it reminded me of growing, though you probably won't ever see the back.
 And of course I made a new label out of some green ribbon I had, with the date I finished on the back. I used heat transfer material and I think that is what I will use on the front for the dates and names as well, I just can't see me embroidering the whole thing.

Tutorial found Here!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday

So as to show I am not a total slacker, I am linking up over at freshly pieced

I think I like WIP because it makes me accountable, or at least track what I have (or haven't) been doing. I started a new project that I saw somewhere on my reader from someone but I can't remember (here). I was cutting up a bunch of 2.5 rainbow squares, so I thought I would just add 1.5 inch squares to the mix as I only needed 12 of each color. I am really digging rainbow right now and since I wanted this for all 3 of the kiddos, I figured it was gender neutral. I just finished quilting, so hopefully I will have binding cut and at least partially sewed on before SLMQG tomorrow night.

In progress:

Central Park-most of the HST are cut for the big squares. Now time to assemble the blocks.
Rainbow squares-After I got going, I was able to not repeat fabric for purples, blues or greens. Of course I need the fewest of those. So now I am debating doubling up on the Yellow (17 out of 62), Orange (23 out of 78) and Reds (21 out of 94) or trying to have all of them different prints as well. I just have so far to go! Is it cheating to use pink? I have a ton of that and technically it is light red. I am still debating.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I know, amazing, I am actually starting a new quilt. Actually I started two (and no, I have not finished the 3 I have sitting here). But its always fun to start a new project and here are some of my 2.5 inch squares for my rainbow quilt. I haven't cut any of  my yellows yet, purples are done, and I need a ton more blue, red and oranges, but its a start. I would love to have one done for the next SLMQG meeting, but at this point I am just hoping for a quilt top, but at least its something. Let's hope this trend can keep up with school out next week. EEK!