July 26, 2009
July 25, 2009
After cleaning the rug in my craftroom (due to a feline that shall remain nameless), I am back in the mood to get my creative space feeling more creative, and less.....ummmm OVERFLOWING WITH PILES OF STUFF.
This project was started a few weeks ago and then got left on the back burner to sit patiently and wait for our lives to slow down a bit. It finally happened.
I've been wanting to make an hourglass quilt for a while, and spent a few hours the past couple days getting it pieced.
I knew I wanted to use the leftover fabrics from this quilt, because the colors are not something I would normally lean toward, but feel that they work really well together. What I didn't do was any sort of math - what.so.ever. I just cut the fabric in 4.25" squares (not even sure where that measurement came from) and would see how they turned out. Duh.
Just so you know......4.25" squares cut up and pieced together in an hourglass pattern only make a 5" block. For those not paying attention, that's a 4.5" square finished.
IT WILL TAKE ABOUT A MILLION OF THESE TO MAKE A LAP QUILT.
So, it's going to be a table runner or wall hanging or doll quilt. Definitely something small.
Does anyone else tend to have 20/20 vision AFTER beginning a project?
July 21, 2009
July 14, 2009
July 1, 2009
After completing the Pod Race, they all received lightsabers. I made the lightsabers from pool noodles with a PVC pipe inserted and then wrapped in duct tape. Each one cost less than a dollar to make, but they were A HIT!! The kids practiced with them for a while and we let them run loose, while we got everything ready for the next game, an obstacle course.