My first booth is this weekend, at our local city fair. I have a 10 by 10 booth, and I am lucky that it is only one day. However, I have spent WEEKS getting ready for it. I don’t really know what to expect, or how things will go. It will be an exciting adventure. There is NO WAY that I will finish everything in time, so I will just take what is done by Saturday morning. No problem, right?! No need to stress….
I decided to try my hand at making a dog leash. I do have another booth coming up in Sept called “Strut Your Mutt” and is a dog theme. (I know, that is kinda obvious from the name.) I thought that these would be quick and easy, so I gave it a try. I think it turned out kinda cute, but I will see how it goes. I will be making a tutorial for the leash as soon as I remember to download the pics! So, there will be 2 tutorials coming up soon!!
Christmas fabrics are arriving all the time, and I can’t decide what to make first! As soon as my booth is over on Saturday, and I get a chance to clean up the disaster I have made all over my house, I will get the tutorials posted. Until then, here is a glimpse of the Christmas stuff I JUST got in!
I am not a fan of sewing triangles. Maybe it is because they just look intimidating, but I don’t like to sew them. I really wanted a chevron quilt for my bed, but I tried doing just squares and sewing it from the bottom left corner to the top right corner, sideways. It turned out like this…..
It was MUCH easier, I think, and I didn’t have to deal with triangles. 🙂 I made it small, though, so I GUESS it is going to be a baby quilt? LOL…
I must say that I jumped on the bandwagon with the popular colors of the season. And who wouldn’t, right? So I had an idea and I ran with it. I wanted something quick and simple, but with a unique touch. There are some prints that I don’t want to cut up into smaller pieces, and some that I prefer in smaller pieces. I used a line by Adorn It called Capri. So, I mixed those together and came up with this…..
Granted, I have not quilted it yet… but I am working on it. IF I could figure out how to hook up my new Quilt Motion package I just got, I may get that done this weekend.
While my step mother was visiting, we decided to make a quilt from one of my favorite fabric collections: Hearty Good Wishes by Moda. I had run out of fat quarter bundles, so I was only able to get fat eighth bundles. We decided to cut the pieces into 9 inch squares. From those squares, we cut 6 inch circles and attached them to the squares with spray adhesive.
We sewed the circles onto the squares, and sewed them together. That was it. 🙂 I love the way it turned out.
I was asked by a special friend of mine to make a quilt in honor of a family member of hers who had passed away as a result of breast cancer. She specifically asked me to put on it “In loving memory of Lorayne.” I have a few persons I know who have also suffered this tragic disease, and are survivors. As a mother of 5 daughters, I take this matter very seriously.
I don’t know if they will find a cure during my lifetime, but I hope they do. I plan to make another quilt to be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research.
**The fabric used for this quilt is Riley Blake’s Think Pink collection. The pattern and templates for the bra and wording can be found for free at http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/media/uploads/Free_Quilting_Projects/2013/RBD_thinkpink.pdf
Summer is starting to get away from me!! I have some upcoming events and it seems like I am running out of time. I live in Highland, UT, so I am setting up a booth for the Highland Fling. It takes place the first weekend in August. Not long after that, I have a booth at the Strut Your Mutt in Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City. I have been playing around with some designs and items, and I will do a tutorial for the blog as soon as I get a chance.
Here is a burlap dog stocking I made for the Strut Your Mutt event. I will be finishing some other items for the Highland Fling before the weekend is over. Pics to come shortly!