Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
I finally finished cutting out all of my apple core pieces. All 300 of them! So glad that part is over. Now I am ready to start piecing. Things on the machine didn't work out so well....so I decided to hand piece them.
Actually it is pretty easy. (Once I figured out to clip the curve.) I pin the 2 pieces together easing it into the curve. Then I sew it together along the 1/4" seam allowance. That's it! Supper easy and in no time at all I have a row all done.
Have you ever hand pieced a quilt before? Any tips for a first timer? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
If you would like to make some for yourself follow this quick tutorial.
Then take your first ribbon and weave it through the bars.
Then do the same on the other side. Making sure to slide it through above the first ribbon.
Take the second color and do the same. Repeat this till you reach the end.
I loosened it up a bit so you could see how it is woven through.
When you reach the end knot the ribbons so the braid will stay tight.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Then I came across these pants...a perfectly good pair of pants I might add that she won't wear because she doesn't like the length. Are you kidding me!? I could have just cut them down to shorts but thought she could get more wear out of a skirt.
So here is my attempt at refashioning these pants into a skirt.
Then, I took the legs and trimmed off the seams to make the biggest rectangle it would allow me.