“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Polka Dot Bubbles

This quilt was a labor of love.  I saw it in a past issue of Quilt's N' More.  The fabric however, a Prints Charming print, couldn't be found anywhere.  I looked all over the valley with no luck.  While on vacation in spring of 2008-cause who doesn't shop for fabric while on vacation-we stopped at Rosie's in San Diego.  And there it was, the bubble fabric I had been looking for.  So I bought some, brought it home, and started stitching.  The circles are all hand stitched with DMC pearl cotton.  There are sooo sooo sooo many circles. I tried to stitch them in between other projects, I find I need frequent breaks from hand work.  So, this quilt sat in progress next to my sewing desk for almost two years!  Yikes!  I had periods when I worked on it a lot, and long periods of ignoring it.  Finally, last week, I stitched the last circle and bound the quilt.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I don't think pictures really depict it terrible well.  The quilt measures 40" x 48".

Friday, January 15, 2010

Old Red Barn Scrap Quilt

I am finishing things up left and right around here.  I participated in the Old Red Barn Quilt-Along last spring and was left with some scrap blocks after putting together the quilt.  I didn't really want to incorporate them in the quilt back at the time, so I saved them waiting for a project.  Finally last month I put together this little quilt top.  It is baby sized quilted with a small stipple.  I love the way the colors pop on the white.  And feel much relief to have finally used the extra blocks.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dress for Me

I made this dress about two years ago.  It was all finished except for the zipper, which I put in last week-sad I know.  It is mid-calf with a cross-over top.  I made an attempt to take a picture wearing the dress, attempt being the key word there. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pink Lemonade

I started this quilt about four years ago.  I began collecting pink and yellow fat quarters.  I had intentions of giving it to my daughter when she got a big girl bed.  Well, it got pushed aside and the top lay finished while we moved and then for a few years after that.  Finally, I found a back that I liked and quilted it.  It's a bright and cheery quilt. I am sure the girls will use it on their beds.  It is a twin size.  The quilting is loops and flowers.

I used the spare blocks on the back.  I love doing this, it relieves any guilt I have about orphan blocks laying around.