Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Birthday Fun

DSCN1395DSCN1398The past couple of days I have only been working on birthday fun. Three of my four nieces are having their birthday party this weekend and I have been asked to help out with some of the decor. Mostly just make the table clothes out of the fabric Amy bought. I did that, and I added the ribbon to the border of one of the overlays. I was going to sew the ribbon on, but I ended up hot gluing it on due to the beads that kept getting in the way of the needle. The ironic part is the only reason I was even asked to do the table clothes was because I was making fun of Amy for wanting to hot glue the ribbon on. I also made some super cute hair clips for the girls to wear at their party with the leftover ribbon.  I made four of them and I am posing with one in my hair just for you to get an idea of what I made. They turned out really cute, I am very proud of them.

DSCN1399 DSCN1401 I also have been working on the cutting stage of a rainbow rail fence quilt. The picture shows a sample of what it will look like. I just laid out some of the fabric to see if I liked it. This quilt should measure around 60"x72" when finished, but we'll see about that. I bought all the fabric (except for 1/2 yard of red and the backing) yesterday. The total cost was $12.50 so far, which I am ok with. I can't stand the thought of a quilt costing me $100 for the fabric. I rolled up the fabric into two jelly rolls to save for later. I won't be making this quilt for a little while because I have a long list of other things to make.

  • Personal swap stuff (due March 10)
    • market bag
    • 4 placemats
    • 3 towels
    • 1 apron
    • extras
  • Crochet roll (due Feb. 28)
  • 2 Nightgowns (I didn't want to do these, but I think I have to now) (due Feb 28)
  • Mom's Birthday present (yet to be decided) (due March 11)
  • Persephone's Birthday present (yet to be decided) (due end of March)
  • Something for me (either the rainbow quilt or a black and white strippy quilt)

I need to make some stuff that I can practice free motion quilting on. I want to do free motion for the rainbow quilt, but I don't want to start on that project. I think I might make a table runner or a bath mat to practice on. I also thought about making a doll blanket to give as a birthday present, but I don't know. I have other things to think about. I better get on top of that list or it will be too late. So, I Sew.


Anonymous said...

We need to have more fun together and maybe take a couple pictures. I feel left out. Love Mom

RootsAndWingsCo said...

If only I had a little girl..... That hair clip is sooooo Cute!!!