30 April 2014

Small Projects.

I get bored easily. I could be doing something that is my most favorite thing in the world, and I'll suddenly get bored with it. I'm not a fan of repetitive tasks. So, I find to keep my mind on larger projects I'm working on, I slip in a smaller project. Just enough to distract me for a few days, so I'll want to get back to what I was doing. Most of the time, it works.

And here's my latest "small" project.

Someday I'll take better pictures.

I bought this in a kit, from a quilting store that was going out of business. For 75% off, you can't go wrong. Plus, I wanted to try my hand at embroidery. It was perfect for my needs.  I was a little disappointed in the kit. It listed the things it was supposed to have in it, and had two out of six items it was supposed to have. One, the wrong type of fabric, and two, the little patchwork square. That's it. I don't think it's the kit maker's fault. I think the store did it. Anywho. I enjoyed making this, and it took me two evenings of sitting on the couch. If it hadn't hurt my wrists, I could have done it all in one night! I found the perfect frame for it on Zulily this week, so I'm just waiting for it to come in!

(And if you're wondering, yes, this did inspire me to work more on my big, mystery project.)

21 April 2014

A Secret Project.

I'm trying to be good and update my blog. I haven't forgotten about it, I just...well, I don't feel I have anything interesting to update about. Well, things that I can show. Though, I decided to give in and give a little hint of what I'm making. And because I don't want to give away too much, you get a crappy cell phone picture!

That's 32 quilt squares. Can anyone guess what pattern I'm making?

10 April 2014

Mini-Hexagon Needlebook!

HI GUYS. I've made something I can show to the public! (For now) I was wandering around Columbus, trying to familiarize myself with the area, when I accidentally stumbled into a bookstore. ("accidentally") I found a new quilting magazine from the UK called Love Patchwork & Quilting. It was full of bright, shiny, wonderful colors, and I was hooked. Not to mention, it came with a little kit! It was for English paper piecing. I've always wanted to try it, so I figured awesome magazine + kit, why not? So, today, I made it, in only three hours. I'm pleased with it, but I've decided I really, really don't like hand stitching. Take a look!

Here's the front, with all of my hard work on display. (okay, not all) These little babies weren't too hard to make, as I originally guessed.

Here's the inside, which I need to trim the edges with pinking shears...whenever I can find them.

And of course the back, with a little extra hexi and I added the date. No, really. Hand stitching isn't my thing.

I thought the little needle book was cute, and while not perfect, it was the perfect amount of English paper pieceing as a trial. Also made me realize, it's not really for me, so I shall cherish this in memory. Though, the quilt patterns in the magazine, on the other hand, is more my speed.

Hopefully, I'll have more stuff up soon. Or at least something interesting, soon.