Thursday, June 9, 2011
For quite some time now I've wanted to dress up a lamp shade for our guest room. My daughter did one from the Pretty Ditty blog (http://pretty-ditty.blogspot.com/2009/02/peek-boo-lamp-shade-makeovertutorial.html.) Once my husband did the math, it wasn't hard at all! It was especially fun going through stash to pick out the 8 different print fabrics I used. I decided to use a black and white for the top and bottom bias finished edge and liked the look. What would I change? If I were to do another, I would add more sections. This was not really specified in the tutorial. I used 8 sections on a small lamp shade. I wish I had used 10. Other than that, I love it and it really looks good with the light on - bright and fun!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Finally! My scrappy quilt top is done. This is one I started several years ago with romantic notions of using up a bunch of scraps. The scrap supply, however, has increased mightily since then. There are 99 blocks, each containing 13 pieces not counting the black and white sashings. I wish I had kep count of how many bobbins of thread I went through - many, many, many. I do plan on quilting this one myself sometime. It's back on my project shelf, but I do feel quite a sense of accomplishment. Will I ever do another scrappy quilt? Oh, probably sew!