Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is in the Air. . .

I spent Thursday night packaging up iced angel cookies for M and M's little friends at daycare, and attaching the handmade potato printed tags that big M had made a few weekends ago. I finished, bleary eyed, around 11 pm. Did I snap photos?


You'll have to trust me they looked pretty cute.

What did you make for Valentine's day? It's not too late to be inspired by these cuties dug up on flickr.

Ok, well maybe a little.

But still, aren't these wonderful to behold?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Doll Quilt Swap 8 - almost done . . .

I'm so excited about this swap. I'm almost done my quilt, which is at least 3 weeks in advance of the deadline, and that's a rare occurence.

I have been wanting to try my hand at hexes for ages now. Paper piecing by hand really appeals to me, since you can grab a handful of fabric and do a few whenever you get a free moment. It's portable (great for during my daughter's dance class and a few stolen moments over coffee break!), and I can do it in front the tv (finally. .getting caught up on the backlog of pvr'd shows!)
Christina has a huge long post about her adventures in hexagons that is super helpful and shows many of the tricks she's learned along the way. Armed with a few printed 1" hex sheets for which she provided the pdf, I got out my rotary cutter and cut out a bunch of 2.5" squares.

I was thinking ROYGIBIV . . the colour spectrun (red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, blue, violet) but in the end I kinda merged the blue and indigo and went a bit aqua . . .I'm super happy with the results and now it's on to binding choices . .I'm thinking a darkish grey to frame the piece. I didn't totally stitck to the rules of swap and mine is a bit non-regulation size, but I think it'll be ok . . .

For the quilting I zipped around the hex formation about a 1/2" from the edge, and then in the ditch around each middle hex of each flower . . then I added some random hexes in two sizes to the white space for a little somethin' somethin'.

I couldn't resist another little hex flower on the back . . .some of this caramel town fabric by lecien had shown up on my doorstep while I was working on the paper piecing and these darn monkeys are CUTE.

I reached in to my scrap bin and did a little patchwork row to finish off the back. I see more hexes in my future . ..

Is anyone else taking part in this fun swap?

- Donna

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dear Heather Ross,

Sign me up for a yard of everything. I'll worry about how to pay for it later.