Monday, April 27, 2009

Darla Chronicles

Here is my Darla quilt ready to quilt. I say "my" quilt, but it is actually for a customer and I know I will be so sad to see it get mailed out. I feel like each project is a part of me and it is hard to part with it. The good news is that I know it is going to a good home of a fellow Darla lover. My daughter has already had me start to plan one for her room, but she wants it as a summer blanket with minky on the back. I would like to try it to see if I can make one that big without "tying" it together. Work study is what I will tell my husband! He always says, "Do we really need another blanket?" Of course we do! :)

I have been really pleased with the way it has turned out so far. I keep thinking of the verse God gave me, "The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands" Deuteronomy 2:7, and can't help but feel that way with this quilt. Sometimes I look at it and say "Wow, it all lines up!" or "It's the exact measured size I need!". I keep surprising myself with each step. Good thing, though, because how could I send this to someone feeling frustrated with it. I know there will be flaws, but I'm human! My sewing mentor, Pam, once said, "If you don't notice the mistake if you were on a galloping horse, don't worry about it." Okay, I can handle that, then!! I can't wait to start today!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What to do with scraps? Well, I decided to make a wall hanging for my daughter's room using raw-edge applique. I confess I would get frustrated if I did it it the traditional way, so I can get a quicker gratification with this method. I also entered it into a contest from sewmamasew's blog I feel like I accomplished 2 things: using up my stash and scraps and make my daughter happy!

Friday, April 10, 2009

So Many New Fabrics, So Little Time!!

I have been getting new fabric almost every day. Some for special orders, some I just have to have! Check out my flickr site to see all the new postings:

We are getting ready for Easter this weekend and I will be doing dinner for my family. We are looking forward to a nice, warm, family day. It is supposed to be 75 degrees here in CA. PERFECT! Have a blessed Easter!

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