Saturday, December 19, 2009

'tis the season for giving

To celebrate her 400th post, Amy a.k.a. Park City Girl is having a giveaway this week of some Fat Quarters of Meadowsweet. Have you seen that line? Gorgeous.

I just made a set of hot pads using 3 of the prints. The hot pads were meant as a gift, but I might have to keep this set and make my friend something else. :-)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Just to let you know....

Anina over at Twiddletails is having a giveaway of some fat quarters of Wild Thyme fabric!

I can already smell spring, can't you? Too see the whole collection, go here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sew and Tell Friday

This week’s Sew and Tell is an apron that I’m giving away on my other blog as part of a virtual cookie swap I’m hosting.

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In the past, I haven’t been a huge apron fan. I like the concept of an apron, but the neck straps always bother me so I can’t wear them for more than 15 or 20 minutes. I recently saw a pattern in a shop for a criss-cross back apron and I ran home to make my own version. Now don’t worry – I didn’t rip off the whole apron pattern. The one I saw was quite frilly and girly. I prefer basic, good-for-workin’ aprons.

The one I came up with is a plain front, reversible, criss-cross backed version – and I love it. It is hands down the most comfortable apron I’ve ever owned! It took me less than an hour to whip one up – and then I had some time so I made another one to giveaway on my food blog.

Here’s a view of the front…

…and a view of the back. The straps are attached at the top and then slide through loops at the waist. They can tie in back like this – or wrap around and tie in the front.

If you want one of your own, you can go enter the giveaway to win it!

So….what did you finish this week? Visit Amy’s Sew and Tell to see what others are creating!

Friday, December 4, 2009

All Done!

I added my last week’s Sew & Tell post late, but I’m on time this week – wahoo! Now I can cross one thing off my huge to-do list. This week’s Sew & Tell is my finished quilt from the Scrappy Christmas Block Swap I participated in with Wendy, Rebecca, and Jodi. (hosted by Modern Jax)
I received two blocks from each talented quilter, added 14 of my own and sashed them with some Kona Snow to get this: (my little helper is so happy to be a part of the photo. He asked me not to edit him out.)

The binding is a green dot – I originally wanted to bind it in the same green stripe that I used on the Elf Hats quilt, but these dots did a better job of adding to the scrappyness of the quilt without being so distracting.

Back in October I wrote a post about my debate over how to do the backing. I received a lot of helpful advice and ended up deciding to do this:

I love how it turned out, and this lovely new addition to my quilt stack has found a home on my sofa until January. Or maybe February.
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