Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fabric Postcards and more...

Hi everyone!

Happy Easter!!

Yesterday, I got caught up on my fabric postcard exchange.
I had three postcards to make.

The first one uses a challenge fabric.
The challenge fabric is the the three rectangles.
I used my new Sizzix Big Shot to die cut the flower.

The second card is based on a the Beatles song; 
"Here comes the sun"

The third one has a "message"
It says "hello".

I used my Big Shot to die cut the dress form.
This die is from Stampin' Up!
The butterfly and flowers were die cut with dies from My Favorite Things.

I also made two regular cards with the stamps and
designer series paper I bought from Stampin' Up!

I used deconstruction sketch #94 as my inspiration for both these cards.
I find these sketches helps me to have a starting point for my cards.
Otherwise, I have too many options in my brain.

Well, I also sewed a new dress for my daughter.
I can't show it yet.
Maybe tomorrow I'll take a picture of her wearing it.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'm quilting again......

Today, I worked on a really old UFO.
I started assembling the blocks my sister and my Mom exchanged in May 2009.
You can read more about the exchange here.
I decided to put the blocks together in sections.
I didn't want to have a big quilt in my machine.
So, I'm doing it quilt-as-you-go. 
Quilting each panel of blocks, then putting the panels together to make the quilt.
 I have the first section done. 
The pinwheel block in the center is made by my Mom.
The corner pinwheel blocks are made by the four girls.
I've added some 9 patch blocks that I made around the same time as the pinwheels.
I sashed the 9 patch blocks to make them fit.
So this is my first panel. Yeah!!
I'm glad to finally get these together.
It took me a long time to figure out what to do with them.
The blocks were not all the same size.
I had to figure out a way to put them together that worked.
I think this is the best option.