Here it is.......my very first quilt top, all finished. It's a twin size for my granddaughter Lilly. The blocks in the 9sq are 3 inches each, the corner squares and strips are both 2 inches. I'm working on the back right now. Instead of a plain fabric back I've opted to make several strip sets (for lack of a better way to describe it) from the fabrics in the top. I started it last week and hope to have it finished sometime this week. Then it's on to the actual quilting (that I have yet to start practicing). As I mentioned before, no need to buy those expensive quilts when you can make one and do so in the colors and style you want. Until next time.........
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Need a sign that spring is on the way? Take a look at the map below.........the Ruby Throat Hummingbirds are crossing the Gulf! The little flying jewels are being spotted in our southern states. It will be a few months before they arrive in the Midwest, but it's nice to know they are on their way!
Other news? Well I finished the quilt top I was working on. I don't have a photo to share at the moment, but even with a few tiny burps here and there I really am proud of it. After sewing all the rows together the width and length measure exactly as I planned! Woot woot! Not bad for my first try at a large quilt. Now to work on the back, put together the quilt sandwich and try my hand at machine quilting. I plan to practice the quilting on a few scrap pieces before I take the plunge and work on the quilt. The last thing I want to do is mess up all my work! I thought about sending it out to a long arm quilting service, but the goal is to save money so that is not an option. Besides, I'm willing to learn how to do it myself and be proud of what I accomplished.
As far as digi scrapbooking? Unfortunately I can't right now. The data downloads are too large for a hotspot. So.......I hope I can give you some inspiration for another craft!
and oh! speaking of scrapbooking (paper scrapbooking that is) ! I won a give-a-way from Graphic 45 during their 5th year Anniversary celebration of Pin It to Win It on Pinterest. I didn't even realize I won until I just happen to get on Facebook and see a post with my name on it. I received the goodies in the mail and I must say Graphic 45 products are wonderful! Now......what to create with them.......hum.....I'll have to put on my creative thinking cap.
Speaking of Pinterest.....don't ya just love it? I have found lots of inspiration and great ideas for creating things and diys to save money on anything from home remedies to gardening, to house projects, to decorating......it's a great source for creativity and finding ways to get a designer look, product, etc....on a tight budget. Follow me on Pinterest if you want ideas for gardening, diy projects, crafts, etc......
Until next time (when I'll post a pic of the quilt I'm working on) have a creative kind of day.
Posted by Cheryl Fisher on Friday, March 01, 2013