Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pinwheel Quilt Pattern...

I have wanted to make a pinwheel patterned quilt forever!  Even though I am still working on two larger quilts (Cathedral Window and a Yo-Yo Quilt), I was given a book with the pinwheel pattern in it just last week and had to start this lap quilt!!  I love the way it is coming out!
I did 3 blocks on  Sunday and three more yesterday!

This is how it looks today after ironing the seams and now having 6 blocks completed.

I just love the way it is turning out.  One thing I notice though when joining the blocks was that there is some irregularity in the sizes.  I am thinking it is because I did not pay strict attention to cutting on the bias??  Okay you very experienced and pro quilters, is this the reason?  My other quilts are sewn together by hand but this one is being done on my machine so I am noticing the difference.  My hand sewn quilts make it much easier to ease in the joining if there is a small discrepancy.  This Pinwheel pattern is so much fun to work with and the blocks are very large so it should work up quickly.  This will be a lap quilt size. 
   WE are still working on our lighthouse paintings and hope to be done soon.  We got to camp for a couple of days last week and away from cancer treatments--a joy!
  Thanks for coming and do come again,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Something from Nothing...Little Pink Book

Happy Pink Saturday to you!  What is Pink Saturday??  It is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound and is celebrating 3 yrs. last month.  If you love Pink and you blog, all you have to do is post something you like on Saturdays and if you are not a blogger but just love to visit them, this is the place for you!  My pink Saturday offering today is this Little Pink Book I just made!
And this is how I made something from nothing....
I used Martha Stewart paint samples from the local Home Depot Store.
I glued 2 of them back to back for the cover and did the same for the back.  You know those cute little metal frames that you buy in the dollar store with vintage pictures of people you do not know but love?  I took the picture out of the frame and pasted it to the front of my little Pink Book.
Next I punched holes in my covers and found faded pink ribbon among my stash to lace the covers together with pages I made from Index cards....
I punched holes in the index cards.  Next I laced them together with the ribbon.
This is what the inside of the book looks like.
This is the back of my little book.  I loved these paint samples as they looked like leather.
Then I added a little embellishment with some flat half pearls that come on a tiny sheet and are already tacky. I also had these in my card making supplies but they are very inexpensive in the craft stores and Walmart.
And here is my finished Little Pink Book with 12 pages that I can write sentiments in or phone numbers or whatever!  I added the Christian saying from a teabag tag that I had. (my daughter gave me a whole box of green tea with
Bible sayings on them for Mother's Day)
I love it!
And the little frame??  I put Mama in it!
Thanks for coming and do come again.  I hope you enjoyed my Pink Saturday How-To.
My Krafty heart to yours...