Sunday, July 17, 2011

Science + Quilts

An update on the homemade soft scrub:
     Don't fill your container all the way to the top.  A fun science experiment with baking soda - yes.  Cleaning it off of the hardwood floors in the closet where it was kept - not as fun.  Give it a little breathing room when you fill your container with the magic potion.

The Yo Gabba Gabba quilt is complete and on it's way to the birthday girl!   I know I've said it a bajillion times but this quilt was so. much. fun.  Incase you couldn't tell by my profile picture, I love rainbow quilts!

And a stripey bias-cut binding.  YAY!  The only thing I wish I had more time for on this quilt was hand quilting in the rainbow colors around each block.  That would have made me keep it instead of sending it to the owner so I guess that's a good thing.

(Random off-topic rant - what is up with blogger?  All of my pictures look blurry and dark and I'm getting emails about people not being able to comment.  Sorry for the fuzzy images and disabled comments.  Hopefully it is fixed soon.)

Moving on, a lovely shabby chic rag quilt for a looooovely customer.  I wish we could have a big Etsy reunion with clients.  It's amazing the friendships that form just over chatting about quilts and babies.  I have had the privilege of meeting some of the nicest people under the sun.  To think that God opened up this avenue for me with a needle and thread is really unbelieveable.  

The soon-to-be mama is decorating her daughter's nursery with a shabby chic style and incorporating antique tea cups.  How adorable would that be?!   And why didn't I think of that!  Anyway I found the most perfect embroidery pattern by Catherine over at Bumpkin Bears & Friends on Etsy.  It's a cute little bunny peeking out of a stack of teacups.  So a very simple label turned into a 7" square on the back of the quilt.  I sewed and snipped it in a rag-style to match the front. 

I really hope your summer is lots of fun.  One of my favorite things about summer time as a mama is letting the girls stay up late, catching lightning bugs, and drinking lemonade.  They truly love the simple things which I am very grateful for.  These days are so wonderful, I am so blessed.

1 comment:

  1. rainbow quilts are always a smile waiting to happen!! Yours is great,and I get a kick out of the name.

    Loved your thought on needle and thread bringing you into new friendships through God TOTALLY agree!! God is good!


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