Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pink Lemonade : finished.

i stitched 3/4 in. away from all the seams. and used a retro sheet on the back. for more info see Lori on her Humble Quilts blog.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Make It Work

so. many projects don't get finished. who the heck knows why. time is usually the problem. but not the only reason. so i thought i would try a new strategy. and imagine Tim Gunn stopping by. just to see me. a famous-crafty-person. hehe. and telling me. to. Make It Work.there wasn't anything particularly wrong with the pattern or what i did with it. i just don't like borders. and always choose to leave them off. but here i am going on and on about the awful border and because i didn't take a picture you can't really see what was wrong. or not wrong. trust me. it looked fine.at the time. i was eager and hesitant to make this. had doubt i could do it well and be happy. i like structure. and this seemed a bit carefree for me. these were my niece's jeans she didn't have very long. and she was growing out of. so perfect. if it didn't work i didn't ruin something important.fast forward to a few days ago. out came the pins. lots of them. and off came the border. i tied it. to flannel. and what had been on the back. i used for the binding. now i love it. i Made It Work. but. to tell the truth. i needed batting. not very much. and safety pins. you always need more than you have. and there they were. so i got what i wanted. and a long-over-due-finish. i like to call this. my 15 block version. a half-lap-size. it measures 36 in. x 60 in.Secondhand Comfort pattern.
Taffy Jane Etsy shop.
Quilt Taffy Etsy shop.
Quilt Taffy blog.
my original post.
could it really have been that long ago!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pink Lemonade : part 3.

for more info see Lori on her Humble Quilts blog.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Quilt Squares Quilt Along

Small Quilt #1 from Quilt Squares #1 by Lori Smith.
for more info see Jo on her Jo's Country Junction blog.
or go straight to the quilt along main page.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pink Lemonade : part 2.

that triangle was cut bigger. yep. i am always afraid i will need it. and then i don't. for more info see Lori on her Humble Quilts blog.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

random number has picked....

10, 4, 15.
Quilting "b", Josie McRazie, and Lori have won some Wavy Wipers.

and 1, 4.
Joan and Kevin, and Lynn have won a Wavy-Wavy Scarf.

please send me your mailing info and i will send them your way.

thank you to those whose left a comment and if you suggested a name.
i liked the word Curvy. and i also thought about Ripples.
those names have been used in a few places. so i went with Wavy-Wavy.

i put together some directions and tips for beginners.
to knit my wiper pattern into a scarf.
so if you are interested. check out the links left below.
and if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Wavy Wiper Pattern.
Wavy Wiper Pattern for beginners.
Wavy-Wavy Scarf Pattern.
Wavy-Wavy Scarf Pattern tips for beginners.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pink Lemonade : part 1.

this doll quilt has a new name. Pink Lemonade. like it. for more info see Lori on her Humble Quilts blog.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

another doll quilt along : fabrics.

so Lori is going to have another doll quilt along. and is yet to decide on a name. just a few days into the year and already wanting to shop for some pretty fabrics to make this. but i was searching scraps for another project and put these aside. some yellows made the first cut. we'll see. the darks are shirts i bought for another project. just need a bit. so my other project need not worry. i should really use that pink ditty. which is rather old. but i rather like the large rose one. and the lights on the right are just in case. they are not very yellow. lots of brown to choose from. this one seemed just right. for more info see Lori on her Humble Quilts blog.

Monday, January 2, 2012

wavy wavy

or if you like.
Messy Karen's Wavy Wiper Scarf Pattern.
not a very awesome name. or is it.
these names i liked.
Summer Surprise, She Sells Sea Shells, Tiny Waves, Skipping Stones.
but already taken. do you have a name i should consider?
are you wishing that a wavy wavy scarf could be for you.
simple. leave a comment. i will end it on Friday.

in case you could not tell there is a cream, a blue, and a navy scarf.
the cream was chosen by a friend. so only the blue and navy are left.
and although it is Wintertime. i have made these in a very soft cotton.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

new day

yesterday was two-thousand-eleven. today is twenty-twelve. wouldn't it be loverly. to get a small bundle of wavy wipers. a small bundle of 3 wipers just for you. i know you think so. i get oh-so-loverly-thank-yous all the time. been meaning to do this sooner. blah-blah-blah. i have two bundles. maybe three. just leave a comment on this post. simple. and come back tomorrow for something new. if you like it then you might have to leave another comment. not here. but there. so one here. and one there. i will end it on Friday. simple.