Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heart String Quilt

Finally! My heart string quilt top has been quilted, bound, embroidered, washed, photographed, and shipped. Whew!

I made this quilt as a wedding gift for a friend. I used this great tutorial from Film in the Fridge to learn how to make string blocks, then made them in two different sizes - 10" and 5.25" - to create vaguely heart shaped blocks. I wanted hearts but I didn't want them to be obvious. I think it kinda worked. [For a few closer shots check out the quilt top post linked above.]

The colors started off as blues, greens and yellows, but I found myself continually wanting to add in a few reds, so eventually I caved.

The back is the same cocoa color as the heart lines with a little band of fabrics sampled from the front. I just love the typewriter.

And since it was for a wedding, I embroidered the bride and groom's names and wedding date on the back.

Hopefully it will be well loved for many years. Congrats Anna and Kendall!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tutorial: Martha Stewart Paint DIY Fabric Printing

About a month ago I got a package in the mail. I eagerly ripped it open to discover some major loot inside. I mean, major, major loot.

I was given this glorious box of Martha Stewart / Plaid [the makers of Mod Podge!] craft supplies with one directive - make a Mother's Day craft, then blog about it. So after thinking about it for a little while, I decided to do some DIY fabric printing.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Felted Super Balls for Easter

Last night I crafted up a batch of these little pastel guys to take with me to sell at April's First Wednesday at Community tonight.

You can find my full tutorial for making felted super balls here. They are super easy and bounce really high. Way higher than you'd expect. Especially if you use the little balls.

I just think these look so cute and eastery, perfect for a little basket on Easter morning. They almost look like little fuzzy eggs. It's not too late to make some!



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