This has been a good week...at least as far as time spent in my sewing room. Today was the baby shower for my niece. The Wings! quilt was well received. Yay!
I finally finished my Craftsy BOM quilt! I really like how it turned out. I'm calling it This & That...an appropriate name for a sampler quilt...with bits of different techniques and quilting.
It was a beautiful sunny day when I finished sewing on the binding so I rushed to take these pictures...just in case the weather wouldn't cooperated after I labeled and washed the quilt.
Here it is with all it's crinkly goodness and label.
On the back you can see the quilting better and the label.
Say hello to my DD1's sweet little dog, Ole. I love him to pieces.
I also finished the 2nd sock I was knitting. There is room for improvement but I am quite pleased with them.
I learned the kitchener stitch for cast off from this video tutorial. It is a great tutorial!
After finishing my This and That quilt, I took a break to do some creating of my March Art Journal Challenge. I contemplated what to do for the theme...green and shamrocks for St. Patty's Day, Easter eggs for Easter? With both in the same month this year, it didn't seem appropriate to highlight either...after all I'm not Irish (except on the 17th Ü) and Easter is on the last day of the month. So I decided on....
I found this cute girl on the web while googling kite flying...cut her out, printed her on fabric and then colored her with colored pencils.
I used the Touchdraw app on my ipad to draw the kites in 2 different sizes...search my scraps for small pieces of lighter colored fabric for the kites, month, year and days of the week and raw edged appliqued them to the sandwiched pages. Kite tails, string, and wind swirls were FMQ. I am really enjoying creating these journal pages. Here is the link to the Flickr group for more Art Challenge pages.
spending wasting time searching the net, I came across this site to make some really cute, simple paper toys.
(I can't remember how I exactly linked to this site but I did pin it so I could find it again.)
I was intrigued to try making these Circus Riders using the printable, some poster board and paper clips. Aren't these too cute?
You use the paperclip to make the wheel turn as if riding a unicycle.
What has kept you busy this week?