Friday, April 12, 2013

Masculine Quilt

Why am I such a procrastinator???  My husband has rubbed off on me.  lol  The reason I say this, is my oldest son was in need of a new quilt/comforter for his bedroom for a good year.  Can you believe I ordered his fabric about a year ago.  I found this line Extreme Team by Michael Miller.  The colors go perfect with his room.

Once I had the fabric, I needed to find the "right" quilt pattern.  Back to the internet to search.  Maybe, that is why it took a year to get this quilt done, I had to have the "right" pattern.  Oh geez...  

One day I was browsing Quilt Dad's website.  John is so talented...  As I was browsing I came across this quilt.  I knew it was the one I wanted to make..  I ordered the pattern from Lizzy House.  They were very quick with getting it out to me.  

About two months ago I finally got around to cutting the fabric.  Easy Peasy!!  

So today I felt like I had a downtime moment (before I head back to work at the end of the month and lacrosse season gets into full swing) and made myself come down to my craft room to start working on the quilt top.

It took me about 5 hours to get the top completed.  Oh, wait I had to go make the family some grub so maybe 4.5 hours. I am really excited to finish the top tomorrow.  

Sorry the photo is a little dark.  Hopefully it won't take another year to actually quilt it... 

Lacrosse season

Well, after a year of the lacrosse quilt hanging on the wall, I finally finished it. 

The only reason I finished it was to place it in a raffle.  This year the Lacrosse Boosters held an indoor sports equipment yard sale.  I was getting a little nervous that we weren't going to have any raffle prizes.  So I decided to donate it to the Boosters.  It was hard to let it go.  

The up side of the story, it went to a member of the Boosters and we raised money for the boys Lacrosse Team!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tiki Torch

I have been saving wine bottles for some time now.  My husband looks at the amount and ask what am I going to do with all of them.  Give me time and I will do something with them.

My first project was making tiki torches for the backyard.  I used my Cricut machine to cut out some contact paper.  Once the contact paper was cut I adhered it to the bottles and sprayed them with frosted glass "paint" by Krylon. 

I really like how they came out.  I have made a set for my brother-in-laws house.

Tulle Tutu

I was looking around Pinterst one day and came across homemade tutu's.  I fell in love with them.  At times I wish I had a little girl.  My boys a few years ago outgrew homemade halloween costumes, so I have to find a way to make at least one.  This one is light blue and white.  I was very surprised how easy it was to make this tutu.  My friend Gina stopped by one day and asked for some help with three of them.  We both made one and she went home to finish the last one. 

Apple Core Quilt

I saw a pattern for the Apple Core quilt in one of my quilting magazines last year.  I really like the "different" look of the quilt.

I have been holding onto quite a bit of fabrics lately.  I came across my stash of yellow/black/grey/white fabric.  Love the combo.  I decided this would be the lucky fabric to use.  After several hours of cutting the Apple cores out by hand I got started on sewing them together. 

Sewing two together wasn't a bad thing, but sewing the columns/rows together now that is another story. 

Let's just say I have put this quilt aside and maybe one of these days I will have the nerve to get back to it. 

This is just a layout of how I wanted it to look.
I am really bad at keeping up on my blog.  Shame on me.  I wish I could say something extraordinary has happened but I would be lying if I did.

I have been trying to stay busy, out of trouble and out of the craft stores.  My husband must love me for that.

I will try to post more often with more of my creations.