Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sneak Peek: Orange Crush

After two years of hording luxurious orange fabrics, I have started my orange quilt!

I will call it, "orange crush."

Here's a shot of the fabrics lined up before ironing.
After this photo, I bought three more orange prints from the local quilting shop.

Here are some of the patches lined up on the ironing board:

Oh, orange! How I love you!

Handmade Christmas: Fun Cloth Napkins & Vintage Napkin Rings

The cloth napkins and vintage (ebay) napkin rings were a big hit!

Bees & Apples



more Baseballs



brown swirlies

blue, black, & green square bullseyes

Handmade Christmas: eyeglass cases

I've gifted almost all of the handmade gifts this year!
Here's the eyeglass cases. I followed the super-simple tutorial at Design Sponge.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dark Waterfalls

Last week, I finished this quilt top. I'm pleased with how it turned out. There were lots of little pieces to iron on this one.

This quilt top has three different blocks: 4 patch, large 1/4 courthouse steps, small 1/4 courthouse steps.
I'll add flannel to the back side to make this especially naptakular.

Let me know what you think

Sunday, December 13, 2009

UPDATE! Christmas challenge: 100% handmade

Today, I finished the last of the handmade Christmas goodies for my challenge.

My goal was 100% handmade.
I reached about 85% handmade this year.

Here's a sneak peek to some of the handmade gifts in handmade wrappers:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Iron Troubles

Last night, my trusty ol' iron bit it, sputtering yucky water on my project. Through tears, I managed to salvage my project and toss the iron to the recycle pile. I'm now in the market for a new iron. There are three contenders:

The Rowenta Pro - on sale at Joann's for $77 The Oliso 1000 - $100 at Allbrands.
The Classic Black and Decker, stainless plate, $30ish anywhere.

Send me your thoughts on this! I need one asap! Christmas is in 14 days and I'm not done ironing!