Monday, March 21, 2011

What Else?

Oh gee, look, it's a pillowcase.  Big surprise :)  This is such a no-brainer project for me.  I am working on a quilt right now, but it is not ready for other words, it is in pieces.  Ergo this quick little diversion.  The Easter fabric is over two years old, but most importantly, it is now OFF the to-do list.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Look Familiar?

I made this pillowcase to coordinate with the Funny Babies quilt I made a while back.  It has the fold over flap back.  Flap backs are great because you don't have to worry about the pillow falling out of the case.  They are great  for toddlers who like to lug their pillows around. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching.  I picked up some cute kids fabrics at JAF to make a couple of pillowcases for the boys.  Matthew is getting the leprechaun pillowcase and the Snoopy one is for Beckham.  My goal is to make both boys a pillowcase to celebrate every holiday in the year.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Finish

Aren't these the cutest belly babies you have ever seen?  This is from a fabric line called "Funny Babies" by Amy Bradley.  I bought this as a kit, so all the fabrics were included, even the backing and binding.  The babies are a panel.  Now Beckham has a nice quilt to nap on when he comes to visit Grandma.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"It's Always Something"....

is a quote and title of a book made famous by the late Gilda Radner.  And, isn't it the truth?  For the last two weeks or so, I have been dealing with a bout of bronchitis.  Thank goodness it has passed, but I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do.  A few weeks ago I made valances for Matthew's bedroom windows.  Today I finally got one set of the lower panels completed.  I still have another set to go, but I am hoping to get to those tomorrow.  The valances as well as the panels are lined.

  P.S. Don't look too close at the painted stripes.  Unfortunately some turned out well, while others did not.  That is on the future redo list.  At that time the chair rail will also be painted.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

For Your Special Day

How lucky am I?  I found the birthday fabric at JAF.  During the same week, while shopping for another project, I came across the coordinating black fabric at a quilt store.  One pillowcase is for Matthew and the other is for Beckham.  Of course both boys will need to wait a while.  Beckham's Birthday is in October and Matthew's Birthday is in November.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Be My Valentine

Here is today's bounty.  Three Valentine table toppers and a bib.  What is missing is a Valentine pillowcase for my Grandson.  I found the cutest Valentine fabric with dogs and the words "I woof you" on it.  I got it at JoAnn Fabrics last week.  I was ironing the fabric today and noticed a 3 inch imperfection.  Grr.  I went back to the store, but they are now sold out of that fabric.  A check of three other stores came up empty.  I'm hoping I can find a comparable replacement somewhere before Valentine's Day.