Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mini Snowzilla...and keeping busy...

This has been a busy week! Not only did I get a job at Webfabrics, I also got my desktop back online (motherboard fried out on laptop) and we had another snowstorm! We were only supposed to have a dusting to 2" and we had over 7"! And of course with said storm comes mega production on the sewing machine!

I finished this ticker tape quilt...I call it "Frame Me". But I did it wrong. That's what happens when my computer is on the blink and I can't look up the correct instructions....and I am impatient! I didn't know you are supposed to make a fabric/backing sandwich and THEN start sewing on the scraps so you are quilting front to back at the same time. I cut out 12 1/2" squares, sewed the scraps on and then sewed those all together...then I was back online and found instructions.....oops. Too late now!:) So I quilted the center and outlined each 12" square and thought about tying each square...but I'm lazy and washed it and it's perfectly fine!:)
Too tell the truth...I think if I had read the instructions first I wouldn't have done it because I really wouldn't have wanted to pull all that fabric through the machine to sew each itty bitty scrap on!;)

Both of the quilts I donated to Craft Hope for Haiti sold. One went to Canada and the other to Lynz in Scotland. Lynz has an adorable 7 year old and I wanted to make something for her so I found some scraps from the Maverick Animals and made this little gem...I sure love doing this small stuff and it only took 1.5 hours start to finish!!:) Here is a link to Lynz's blog she posted when they recieved the package!

And speaking of little...still working on my Doll Quilt Swap 8 is the label I x-stitched yesterday...during the snow...hiding who is getting it!;0
I'm Happy Stitching!


  1. Love the ticker tape quilt Dee. You didn't do it wrong, you made it your own. And the little star quilt for the chookie, well too, too cute.

  2. The Chook just *adores* that teeny quilt! I'm so NOT getting it for the living room! Love the ticker quilt!!

    Are you not sick of snow? Or is this normal for winter in Virginia? We're forecast more the next 3 days (we've had the worst winter for 30 years the last 6 weeks!) but our Ochil hills seem to shelter us in our "wee county" and we seem to always miss the worst of it - here's hoping! Stay warm!!

  3. Lovin' that ticker tape quilt!! Instead of saying that you did it 'wrong,' you should just tell people you were 'inspired' by the original and put your own spin on it :)

    Also, do you happen to know what the name of the fabric is that you used in the middle of your maverick star?? Those bears & puppies are adorable and would make a cute little boy quilt.

  4. I am loving these ticker tapes and I love your take on it leaving the center open.

  5. I like the way you made the ticker tape quilt. I have been thinking about starting one of my own. Now that I have seen yours I will have to decide if I want to make it your way or the original way. I also do not like dragging too much fabric under the machine at one time. I think this would be a good time to use the quilt as you go method.

  6. WendyLou, I asked Pam at Uberstitch...that's her etsy store and where I got it...and she said it is David Walker's for Free Spirit, Oh Boy, Small Animals in white. It is really adorable!:)

  7. Thanks to you fessing up about your "mistake", you saved me from making the same one, I hadn't know that about the sandwich first thing, either.

    It's just lovely, Roo and you should be very proud of it! I'm going to make a little one with bits from my string blocks, those bright bits, on black. Maybe I'll use it an Angel quilt for the doll swap...

  8. I love the frame aspect of the design, and I think I like your way of putting it together better, too.


  9. Hi d,
    Congrats on the new job! I wish I had visited you yesterday. I have a Web Fabrics gift certificate burning a hole in my poscket and a hankerin' to do some stitchin' thru these snow days. We are taking on a make-over of Molly's room! First, the cleaning and painting. I'll be down to see you someday soon.

  10. Gorgeous layout for a tickertape quilt.