Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting for Spring

Spring was a long time coming, wasn't it?
It seemed like it to me.

In January, I joined QuiltDad's Block A Palooza Quilt Along.
It was my first and I didn't put much thought into it
beyond, oh, this sounds fun! LOL

After a few weeks, I really wasn't liking what I could see the final product turning out to be.
So I stopped and set it aside for awhile.
Eventually, I redesigned the quilt into something I did like
and got back to work on it.

I finished it and sent it off to the quilters,
with a bit of trepidation.
I let Allie pick out the thread color, as it was going on her bed,
and she picked pink.
Since the center design block is white, I was more then a little worried
about how the pink thread was going to look.

But, we picked it up from the quilter yesterday and I love it.
The pink was a perfect choice and the quilting itself is wonderful.
Imagine my surprise when I was checking it out and realized I had
messed up one of the rows! Eeeekkkkkkk!
The blocks were supposed to alternate.
But when I attached the top row, I accidently flipped the row and ended up
with matching blocks in the corners. Nothing I can do about it now.
 Ohhhh, but I am upset with myself.
Here you go.

Waiting for Spring.
Quilt #7 of 11 in '11.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Celtic Fling

I haven't posted all month!

And now, I literally have minutes before we walk out the door again.

I have wanted to post, but haven't
had pics to back anything up.
And I hate that!

I looked today and I still don't have pics
of most of my Hawaii sewing.
But I do have pics of something....

Hubby and I are big into Rennaissance Faires and stuff like that.
So, over the weekend we went to a Celtic festival in PA.
And I needed something new to wear.
Of course! LOL

I made this last week before we went camping.

Kilt and bodice.
Lots of pleats, but I love how it turned out.

One of the kilt vendors actually stopped me and asked if I had made it
and complimented me on such a good job!
Luckily, I had 2 pieces of blackwatch wool to make this,
as I couldn't find ANYTHING at the fabric stores.

In the meantime,
my first santa sack swap gift is ready to be mailed out.
My Hawaii sewing is almost done.
I have a quilt at the quilters ready to be picked up.

I found another pic!
I made this a few weeks ago.

I love the ants! LOL Ok, I'll try to post more pics tomorrow!