“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

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quilted and Ready to Bind

This quilt has been hanging over my head for a while now.  I started at the same time as the Quilt-A-Long started.  Then during the summer we had a bunch of reunions and company and my progress slowed way down.  Then I had a series of mistakes with measurements and directions and ended up with dozens of extra strips of pieced squares, which I put to use on the back.  Then, pregnancy hit and really slowed me down.  So as soon as I began to feel better, this was the first quilt on my radar.  I have hope the binding will be all finished today or tomorrow, better get going.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Skirt for Bella

I bought Isabella this unicorn shirt on clearance at Crazy 8 a few weeks ago.  I have been having a lot of trouble finding her dresses and skirts that are well made and cute and age appropriate.  I am going to miss the little kids sizes a lot!  I wander through the department stores here to find things made of cheap material that I don't want to pay for.  Or it is all way too scuzzy looking for her sweet self.  Anyway, I guess I will be trying to sew for her more often as a result, which is a good thing.

That being, when I brought home the shirt, I looked in my stash until I found some coordinates, then just pieced them together to make this simple tiered skirt.  It is long enough to fit for a while, and she likes it.  And I used up some smaller pieces from my stash.  I haven't been out fabric shopping a lot lately, so I am using the opportunity to really use up some stash stuff and do some projects I have yet to start but want to.

Currently I have a bliss quilt all pinned and ready to be quilted.  As well as the quilt from Amanda Jean's last quilt-a-long.  I bit the bullet and finished the top to that one.  I have no idea how so many things went wrong while putting it together.  But I will feel so relieved when I get that one bound and washed.  I was having trouble liking it due to my many mistakes, but Bella saw it and liked it, so she will probably use it.