I found fabric for the big field pieces of the double wedding ring quilt. It is in the washer right now. I thought I found fabric for the ends of the arcs. Got home and it just didn't work for me. Two more fabric ships are on the agenda for Friday. Guess I should take a couple arcs with me so I don't buy more unneeded fabric.
While enjoying the sunshine in my seeing room I Whipped up a couple water bottle holders out of repurposed pants my mother sent me. Hah, now I can send them back to her.
And I played with the apple core template I bought with some of my Christmas gift card money. I need lots of practice with those curves before I try a bigger version.
Now to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and 60 degree weather.
My giveaway is a completed 30x36 inch puffy quilt with 120 "puffs" in over 30 different fabrics in every shade and texture of pink, purple and white. I think this is the softest, cuddliest quilt I have ever made. Backed with a plush pink textured fleece fabric great to cuddle up with on any occasion.
I know you are all trying to visit the hundreds of blogs that have giveaways but please slow down to enjoy the journey. There are some really awesome crafters out there. Click on some of their other posts. You never know what you might find.
To win the puffy quilt just leave a comment on this post sharing a New Years Resolution for 2012. Make sure your comment has a way for me to contact you.
Followers of my blog will receive an additional entry. If you're a follower of my blog leave a second comment telling me that you are. New followers are welcome as well.
You can leave comments until December 16 at 5 p.m. PST, I will then randomly pick a winner later Friday. And, yes, I will ship internationally.
Just slow down and enjoy all the fantastic blogs out there. Pace yourself, you have until Friday to visit all their giveaways.
Weatherman said a light dusting of snow lasting about an hour. Think he got it wrong. Been snowing over 3 hours. Good news this is west Tennessee and it will probably be gone by noon. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
This is the pattern in the Sew It All magazine that I wanted to try.
I have a stack of Mason's old polos to repurpose. Pretty quick using the hem of the shirt for the hem of the pants. Switching to 3 threads in the serger and using wooly nylon thread in the upper and lower loopers give the seams a great stretch. Wish I had tried that earlier. Snowing this morning. Good day to start the test double wedding ring quilt.
I finished the puffy biscuit quilt with about 15 minutes to spare.
It is approximately 30 x 36 inches. 120 individual 3 inch puffs. I lost count but it is somewhere around 32 different fabrics.
Cotton, flannel, fleece, minky, fake fur, chenille, sequins, textured fleece, terry cloth, I am sure I am forgetting something else.
My decision has been made I am going to give it away during Sew Mama Sew giveaway day next week. The decision was pretty easy, it is so darn stinking cute I want to keep it. Which is exactly why I need to give it away.
My double wedding ring templates arrived this afternoon. I think I am going to make a three ring table runner to test them before I start cutting into the actual quilt fabric.
If you wanted me to change anything about the quilt don't tell me. I have already sewn half of them together.
Mason is home from school early today. Finals start later in the week and a couple professors have canceled classes. I asked him what he thought about the quilt... his opinion... Interesting. Not sure if that is good or bad. Then he proceeded to poke at every biscuit trying to pop them like bubble wrap. Silly boy.
Sew Mama Sew has another giveaway day next week. Do you think I should give away the puffy quilt? - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
I had one lazy Sunday. Besides watching a whole season of Teen Mom 2 I did get a little grocery shipping done.
And look what I found in the check out line. Pretty neat magazine. Only their third issue. And there is one project calling my name that I am trying to ignore. Hate that crazy voice that tries to distract me.
Double wedding ring templates should arrive today. Gotta finish the puffy biscuit quilt before then. And maybe The project from the magazine. Wish me luck. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
Looks like there won't be any sewing this weekend.
I am on David watch until he can get into the Ear Nose Throat doctor on Monday. Exhausted. Two trips to the ER since Thursday afternoon, and I am sleeping on the sofa. I lost count somewhere after the 10th nose bleed. I have a photo of him in the back of the ambulance but he would be furious if I shared it with everyone, it wasn't his finest moment. And now he has a tube hanging out of his nose taped to his cheek, not a flattering look.
There is a funny story in all of this. David was already strapped in the ambulance with the EMTs and two of the firemen were in the house packing up. I was joking that the neighbors were going to think I beat him since he came out of the house holding his bloody face. The fireman said I should run out in the yard after him and yell "I told you to wash those dishes, you better do it next time." Of course later in the ER David said that when I was out of the room the ER nurse asked him if anyone had been physically abusing him.
I think I may have some hand embroidery I can work on.