Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a quick selvage project

Okay, so two of my favorite quilting trends right now are selvages and 'wonky quilts'. I decided to put the two together and came up with this...It's just a hot pad, sorry if I got you excited! I constructed it just like a log cabin block, except I used scrap selvages and uneven angles. It turned out pretty fun. I made it for my mom's friend who has generously been saving her selvages for me, as a little thank you.

My interest (obsession) in selvages started last year when I came across this post on the Moda Bake Shop Blog; it kept growing when I started following the Selvage Blog. I actually have a selvage quilt in progress, you can check it out here! I'd say I owe my 'wonky' obsession to Elizabeth Hartman from the Oh! Fransson blog. I love her work. She's a quilt rockstar as far as I am concerned!

If you want to jump on the selvage train, check out the selvage blog I mentioned above. I suggest starting with a small project, like a hot pad!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A little love

So, I realize I am over a week late on this post, but time has gotten away from me lately! Last week was CRAZY! My oldest son came home from school on Monday with a 102 degree fever. Holy Smokes! I ended up taking him to the doctor on Tuesday, and he had Strep. Poor little guy. The same day K-man was good enough to go back to school, Little-C started coming down with something. Seriously, I had no idea a 20 month old could loose so much bodily fluids out of such a small little body. The silver lining is that my mom (aka - my BFF) was visiting from Utah, which is always great. Unfortunately for her we didn't get to do too much 'fun stuff' since we were nursing sick kids all week, but I LOVED having her here to help and be quarantined with me.

Anywho, this was my only Valentines project this year. A much smaller version of this quilt I made a few years ago. I figure it can be a little wall hanging or a small table centerpiece quilt/runner kind of thing. It has made its home at a dear friend's house, so hopefully she can find a use for it!
Here's to hoping we can stay healthy and I can do some fun crafting this week!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Contrary to what may appear...

I haven't fallen of the face of the least not yet! ;)

Things have been busy around here. I have been working hard. Not too much to show for it yet, but here is one of my in-progress pictures.
I've been painting and re-decorating the whole main level of my house. It happened kind of last minute, but once I got a bee in my bonnet I haven't wanted to stop. It's been a total make-over. I'll post more pictures when it's all done.

In the mean time, I did try my hand at a little cookie decorating for the big game yesterday. They looked a lot better than they tasted, but at least I tried, right?