Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Friday, December 1, 2006
I'm such a planner, that I actually worked out the pattern in an excel spreadsheet. I wanted the random look of each suare being a different size. I ended up making two for my nieces and one for myself. One of my co-workers asked if she could pay me to make one for her daughter. Like I could take money her money when it gave me someone to make projects for. I have all these cute ideas and no kids of my own. Maybe someday. In the meantime, I have boxes of finished and unfinished projects waiting for our baby(ies).
Thursday, November 2, 2006
One spectacular day at the Ogden DI, I found a Simpson's flat twin sheet! And for $2! It was in pretty good condition. My creative brain started forming ideas and I remembered my grandma used to turn flat sheets into twin quilts. I was going to make him blanket with that twin sheet. Mom had 2 bolts of royal blue backing fabric and it matched exactly so she graciously donated to the cause. I decided to surprise Ryan at Christmas with this quilt.
I finished my finals and went to work at 11pm one night. 12 hours later at 11am i came home, called my sisters to come over and help. I was going to need their help to finish this before our flight that night. Ryan was going to be home at 5pm and we were leaving for the airport to fly to California for Christmas. We furiously tried to get it ready for machine stitching. I was just going to sew 4 straight lines down the the quilt from top to bottom. It wasn't going well. I no practically no experience machine quilting. I spent more and more time unpicking and time was running out. 5 minutes before Ryan would be home, my visiting teacher showed up at the door. I didn't want to be rude, but I had a really tight deadline. Luckily, she understood my predicament. Finally, despite the crooked quilting lines, I stuffed it in suitcase about two minutes before Ryan walked in the door. I would just finish the edges at his parents house before Christmas.
He was so surprised when opened the present Christmas morning. He stayed wrapped up in the blanket the rest of the trip. He wanted to put it on our queen size bed when we got home.
** Confession - It took me another year before I got around to finishing the edges. Better late than never, right?