Monday, May 31, 2010

VW Bus from Duct Tape

This is totally great. And this is made by my cousin. Okay, again, technically my cousin-in-law. So cool. She is an art student in PA (don't remember all the details - sorry!), and one of her projects was to make something out of duct tape. So she decided a VW. Her professor kept telling her 'bigger, no bigger" and so it is bigger. She had to set it up in her living room to finish because it was too big for the studio. Then take it apart to get it to class, then take it apart again to go to Ohio for some duct tape competition. (Something like that. I really need to listen better next time.) Those are her feet under it. Go to the link above for ohter photos.

Yeah Amy!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Super Easy Super Sized Nine-patch

I ran across this pattern on someone's site. I wish could remember who. This was before I had a blog. Before I knew to a) write it down so you could make the correct references, credit and links and b) write it down because you still have mommy brain and forget everything. It is very easy!(The pattern is easy, writing things down is obviously not easy.)

The original pattern is on the Quiltmaker website. You can download it from there. It calls for three yards of fabric, two cuts, switch the fabrics around and you end up with three tops. I used just two yards of fabric and I used flannel and made it into a rag quilt. A few times. Very very very fast.

The original blog I read mentioned that they had used this for one of their sit and sew days with her guild for donation quilts. That is a fabulous idea.

Dang it. There are those wrinkles again. Maybe I should rename this to "Come see all of my projects with wrinkles" blog. Or "I am too lazy to iron anything before I put it out there for all to see" blog. More likely, "What the hell was I thinking" blog. Oh well, 'tis me.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I am whirlygigging. Is that a word?

My current project (and I am only actively working on one right now. I have many in various stages, but this one is getting to flimsy stage before I do anything else.) As I was saying, I am whirlygigging. I am using this tutorial
and this fabric.

And I am loving it.

Fabric is Sheri Berry Holiday. I scored 2 charm packs on sale a few months ago with this in mind. I think it is the right fit. I was waiting to find a bright white on white snowflake pattern for the background. And I found that in Arizona at the end of May. No one had any holiday fabrics out in my neck of the woods.

So that is what I am doing. Yay me.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I won, I won, I can't believe I won

Seriously, I won a t-shirt from The Bitchy Stitcher. You are going to love this.

"Don't Drink and Quilt"

I really don't enter that many giveaways so this was pretty exciting. And seeing my blog name out in the ether kind of freaked me out at first. I was confused and then clarity dawned. I won!

Let me tell you. This is one blog you want to follow. Megan is hysterical. And really funny too. I think one of my favorite posts is this one that defines some key quilting definitions. As an example:

Quarter Inch Seam, Accurate – What quilt books and patterns are always harping on, like the world’s gonna end if your seam is a little off.

That is one of my favorites because of my casual relationship with the 1/4" seam. I am sure that others will resonate with each of you. (I can't believe I picked just one. They all make me laugh.)

Thank you Bitchy Stitcher!!! I shall wear your shirt with pride, as long it fits, and doesn't show the shlub, and covers my....naw, I'll just wear it.