Friday, July 02, 2010
I've been sewing again! I finally finished the quilt top for my niece, Staci's, graduation gift. Too bad it wasn't before the graduation. I hope to get it finished before she graduates college! I had to take 3 rows with me to NH, let Staci unwrap them, and then say, "Ok, now give them back to me so I can finish them." I'm sure she thinks she will never see it again! I learned a really neat and easy way to applique those circles. They took no time at all. Let me know if you want me to spill my secret! Now I just have to tie it. I am sad I don't have a machine that could machine quilt it. This one would be super cute machine quilted. Oh well, instead it will be super sentimental with the ties that Aunt Lisa stuck all over it!
I was dying to make something from my neat little sewing book, One Yard Wonders, that I purchased a year ago with a birthday gift card to Barnes and Noble. I just didn't feel like I should make anything else while I was working on Staci's quilt since I am famous for starting projects and not finishing them. I was all focus, focus, focus which is not really one of my talents so pat, pat, pat on my back. Yes, I have been planning/working on that darn quilt for a year. In my defense, I normally only get to sew from 10pm - 1am. So after the top was finished, I took a break from it to make this quick, little treasure bag for Wyatt. It turned out so cute. I can't wait to make more One Yard Wonders! But for now, back to the quilt!