Saturday, September 17, 2011

update on Miss C.'s quilt

Miss C. and I have completed the top of her new quilt.
And yes she is very proud of herself!

Because we change the design of the quilt,
after cutting the squares (!),
we have a few extra blocks...
Miss C. sewed some of them to make the back.

After reading this post from Swim, Bike, Quilt!, I felt like I needed to try a pieced back.
So for the first time, I sewed a simple design on the back!
I had used different fabrics on backs of quilts because of lack
of yardage, I have used pieced binding from left over fabric from the top,
but this was different,
and aligning everything was not very easy,
so we will see how everything turns out
once it is all quilted!

Happy sewing!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

finished quilt

I finished quilting the quilt
for donation.

I went for simplicity

with a lot of quilting on the borders, and simple echoing on the print.

The back is one piece,
and I used the same white for biding.

I think it turned out pretty nice,
I wish I had read this tutorial from Briana Arlene
before quilting,
it would have been even cutter,
oh well I still need to quilt Miss C.'s
so I have another chance!

Happy sewing!

Swim, Bike, Quilt

Monday, September 12, 2011

to the Renaissance fair we went...

Last week was hard, rainy and sad,
(more on than later),
so we went to the fair this week end,
nothing like renaissance fair to lift your spirit!

We of course dressed up for the occasion,
Miss C. went with her Belle dress
(may be not really Renaissance, but she was not the only princess!)

and Brick Master wore part of his conquistador costume,
I need to make him a new knight costume,
the old one is too small!

The plays were great, the jousting was excellent
and the food was perfect!

We just had a wonderful time!

We returned home happy and tired.
I needed this break, my grandmother passed away on Wednesday,
and her funeral was Friday.
We had a really good time with her when we visited this summer,
we saw her almost everyday, she was still at home,
and while she was already in pain, you would have never guessed.

Now I really miss GBD,
not that there are any connections between of the two of them,
but he always knew when I needed him!
(he was the best 90 lbs lap dog)

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really? OK, maybe, but I am not there yet! I changed my cocoa station from last winter to a spring coffee ...