Saturday, May 9, 2009

Some Finishes~Spring to Finish

Daisy Chain Gray! got my hands on a charm pack of daisy chain! Engineer daughter chose the border fabrics and gray for sashing~Sheri of A Quilting Life, helped me with the particulars of how to put this quilt together. I used a big quilting machine to quilt it,used a different method for the binding on this refreshing quilt. Daughter and husband are moving to Florida, I hope this quilt will fit right in down there by the ocean.

For this House Hot Pad, I followed Nanette's tutorial. I used two layers of insul-bright, which made the quilting a bit challenging. This was a birthday gift for a friend. I tried to use colors in her kitchen, I hope she uses it!
Paintbox blocks O Fransson is to blame for my 'involvement' in these fun squares. In constructing these, you trim the blocks at two different intervals. This is a technique I'd never done before. It sure guarantees accuracy.
I'll show more later when I can get some better pictures.

Take Care~~

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Candy Bar Story

Candy Bar Story for a Happy Birthday to the Brettmister from Engineer Sister.
Supplies Needed: Two sheets of sturdy paper and tape.
Whatchamacalit candy bar
100,000 Grand candy bar
5 gum pack
Nutrageous candy bar
Good and Plenty box
Pack of Sweetarts
Mounds candy bar
Big Hunk candy bar
text: It's Brett's {whatchamacalit}! Oh yeah, his birthday! Well, I wish I could give him {100,000 grand} but instead, I'm just going to tell him {pack of 5 gum} reasons why I like him. First, Brett can be pretty {nutrageous}(change the nut to out) and crazy. But he can be {good and plenty} kind. In fact a lot of times he's a real {Sweetart}(add an h). Really he's {mounds} of fun and I think he is a {big hunk}. I hope he has a smashing birthday! Love,
Does this make sense? This is just an idea of what one could do. Of course, all of you could probably come up with great ideas also. I think these are fun for teenagers that might be hard to buy for. These were popular quite a while ago. I haven't seen many of late, I think I'll keep this idea in mind. As you can see from the picture it was appreciated. Brett notice that she used U.S. postal service tape. Let me know what good ideas you come up with for a Candy Bar Story!
Take Care~~