Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Girls!

A friend of mine's triplet girls turned 11 on Monday. Their mother got them each a Nintendo DS-they've been asking for a couple of years. Those things are amazing-they can actually text each other-crazy. Anyhow, we did get them each a game but I really wanted to make them something. I know they all like purses and bags so I made them each a purse (tutorial here) with a matching coin purse. They just happen to be the perfect size to carry their DS'! and the little one can hold the games-man those things are tiny.

Aren't they adorable? Horses for K, Princess' for T and "Hippy" for A. They LOVED them! I wish I had gotten a shot of them with them on, they each slung them over their shoulder immediately and wore them throughout most of the party.

Happy Birthday Girls!

It's finished!

Actually, it's been done for a few weeks, I just haven't gotten around to taking any pictures.

I made this quilt to raffle off for a fund raiser I'm doing for a local youth home organization. I will be walking a half marathon on Sunday. I am going to try to break 3 hours, last year I did it in 3 hrs 10 min. I feel ready, but I'm bummed that I haven't dropped any weight in training. At first I did but when I started to increase my workouts I gained-and no, I don't think it's muscle, I guess I increased my eating or something-although it didn't feel like it. I'm really bummed that I didn't lose some weight as I have my THIRTY YEAR class reunion the following weekend! ACK! How did I get this old?

So, cousin P won the quilt-even though we did the drawing at one of my clients they claim it was rigged because family won-lol-sore losers.

I won these squares at a quilt retreat I attended about 3 or 4 years ago.

Didn't it turn out nice? Here is a picture showing the back-I just love this fabric. This is the first time I followed the directions on attaching the binding. I don't trust my hand sewing but everything I've found says you have to attach the front of the binding by hand-so I did. I hope it holds! I quilted it using multicolored thread, I don't know that I would make the choice again, I probably would stick to black, but I think it turned out nice anyhow.

Congratulations P!

One thing I learned with this quilt: If you can't get the tension right on a bobbin-dump it! It is not worth the time and potential damage to your quilt to keep trying to get it right. In the end you have to pull out all that quilting you did because it looks horrible. I don't know how you can wind 4 at the same time and one just doesn't work-but it happens-let it go!