Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Little Quilts

One of the main advantages of residing in such a large house is that I'm finally able to go through all my boxes of treasures and make new discoveries. I came across a box a while ago with tons of Little Quilt fabric in it. Being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do with it I set it aside. A few days ago I decided to tackle it. First I sorted everything out. I was pleasantly surprised to find many quilts done and a few just needing the binding sewn on. I'm not sure what my mom and I were thinking when we bought all this fabric. Surely we had a plan. I decided that I'd just keep one quilt or kit each for me and pass the rest on. I started putting kits together with the remaining fabric. In addition to the panels we of course bought matching fabric for the backs and bindings.

If I ever make it to Atlanta, GA I will definantly be visiting the Little Quilts shop. They have super cute stuff that I've admired for many years.

Just listed some of the quilt kits on etsy. Hopefully some fellow fans of Little Quilts will find them. They are so cute.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Birthday Hankies

It was my uncle's (& landlord's) birthday a couple weeks ago and since he was in town I thought I'd better commemorate the occasion. Looked through my collection of origami boxes and found one that was covered in compasses - perfect since he spend a lot of time hiking. I embroidered his name on two handkerchiefs and wrapped them up. He always carries one with him so I figured he could always use more. Hope he gets a lot of use from them.

Photo Collage Greeting Cards

About a month ago my cousin let me in on a great thing she discovered - printing 4x6 photo collages at Wal-Mart! I had this idea to make photo cards for a friend and my mother in law from some pictures that I took of turtles since they both love them so I knew this was the perfect solution. I could pick a couple of the best photos and even include a greeting. I ended up using the same pics in both collages. I already had a stack of 5x7 white greeting cards with envelopes so I used those for the base. I trimmed each side of the photos and then mounted them on green patterned paper and then used my favorite deckle edge scissors to trim all the way around. They turned out great. Really simple but a fun way to incorporate several photos into a project without a lot of effort.