I made two cute crayola holders this week. This one is for a nephew of one of my co-workers. These are so easy to make (takes about 30 minutes) & would be great for the kids to take on trips.This message has been edited. Last edited by: nlk,
We live in the home of the free...because of the brave.
I made another batch of "scrub hats" for kids having surgical procedures. I try to make a variety some for girls (puffy hat with elastic around the back), some for boys (the ones with ties), fabrics suitable for different ages. Each child gets to choose one they want.
About the pattern - there isn't a commercial one. In the past I asked the person who gave it to me if it was OK to share it here. She asked me not to do that and I have honored her request. Sorry.
Helping to fight Alzheimer's one little quilt at a time. AAQI
Posts: 6830 | Location: Montana | Registered: Mar 25, 2005
For years, I made ornaments for Xmas for relatives and friends until the list got too big and I ran out of ideas! Two years ago, I made table runners for our Aunts in an Xmas theme. Last year, I made them red, white and blue table runners. This year it is spring colors!
Posts: 603 | Location: West Central Ohio, USA | Registered: Dec 28, 2002
• • • I've been really busy with non-quilting things lately. Mostly computer related issues and I am still trying to get all my files organized. I was/am having problems getting my photos into the computer so I never got a chance to post the final photo of the B&W I whipped up.
This was donated to the MDA Event last weekend. It was a big success and this year I had inquiries for custom orders.
Life without quilting is not an option! • • • • • MY Photos • • • • • • ENJOY!
Bozie, good job on the scrub hats. l'm sure they will be appreciated.
bails, congratulations on the new GB. Great quilt.
stm1804, great gifts!
jayardi, love your b/w quilt.
EvelynB, those quilts are fantastic! ls that pattern online? l love the 3D effect.
Here's some sewing that went on here this week. The girls cute them out themselves and did the sewing. First dresses they have made. All Grandma did was provide the fabric (from my stash, of course) and supervise.
====================== l would be unstopable IF l could get started!!!
Posts: 8957 | Location: NW AR, Home of the Razorbacks! | Registered: Sep 18, 2002
Thanks, ladies. Sorry but I don't have a pattern or instructions. One of the ladies at retreat last summer showed us how to do them. 1) Buy 2 yards of striped fabric with a variety of colors and stripe widths. 2) Do NOT wash the fabric. 3) Cut the fabric lengthwise into 5" width strips. 4) Fold a strip of fabric in half right sides together. (I carefully pressed and spray starched my strips here.) Cut into 5" squares and then across one diagonal. 5) Carefully sew along the diagonal for the hst and you get 7 matching squares. 6) Carefully press the squares open. Trim the ears off the block. Any size squares should work. I chose 5" so I wouldn't waste much of my 41" width striped fabric. 7) Now is the fun part. Lay out the squares to form whatever pattern you like. Here's one possible design that doesn't require matching like blocks:
Joan, The only hint I can give you is to starch before cutting the squares and use a new cutting blade. The last seam I did (down the center) is a bit off and I may redo it before quilting. I was tired and didn't pin well enough. But I do like the effect even if the stripes don't match perfectly. I used EQ6 to try one with even stripes that are sewn off and even like the wavy lines formed.
and this little "sew easy wallet" It was truly the easiest little purse I have made (after a couple of changes!) I did not like the batting in it,changed to craft bond and it is perfect and NO hand sewing except for the button!!
Great projects everyone. I thank that salsa is beautiful. I love to decorate with colorful jars of veggies and jellies in the fall.
I get in those slumps when I dont get enough sleep Mountain Laurel. I try to force myself to go to bed early for a few nights in a row and it comes back.This message has been edited. Last edited by: warm buns,
My next project is getting a quilt quilted for my friend from Wisconsin who is patiently waiting on me I just know by next Friday I can post a picture of it.
I have had a busy week getting my GD settled into her college dorm.
First I covered her a bulletin board and then I made her and her roomies a cushion to go into those wooden chairs that come with their desk. They are like sitting on a brick.
Levi likes her cushion. I put each one of their initials on the pillow. The pillow is made of orange (bright) dupioni silk and the fringe I found at Joanns for 50% off.This message has been edited. Last edited by: warm buns,
Finally made myself sit long enough to finish something...this goes in the box to DS. There's still room and I hate to stuff it with packing material...maybe buy a pillow and send it with a pillowcase?
He lives 320 miles south of me and his last couple/three trips up he's been on a motorcycle...not much room to take anything back. A friend gave me her son's motorcycle rain coat that didn't sell for $10 in a garage sale. I thought it was merely a summer textile jacket and since he had one, did not buy it at the garage sale. Afterwards she brought it to my office and gave it to me to send to him. Only after I got it home and DH looked at it did we find out that it's $175 worth of rain gear... NICE gift!
Edited to add: Oh...the fabric was brought to a mini retreat in Houston...given to her by someone else's relative. I brought this home for a scrub top. There wasn't enough as you can see...that blue does match some of the blue around Taz...probably should've gone with a denim...at least the residents will be able to see him coming! This message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,