Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday 2 and 3 DONE!

I finished them last night and im going to mail them tomorrow! woo hoo!

I started these two in 2005. At the time i was applying to be a foster parent and they were going to be for my "girls" room. Well... lets not go into the state of texas and how messed up that system is, it took them 2 years to approve me and by that point, i had a job that the hours just wouldn't have worked.... so... fast forward to now. I finished them for Ralph's twin grand daughters.

The white is actually unbleached muslin (i had a whole bunch of it that i had bought in a yard sale, ive made curtains and more curtains and now these quilts from it) and the pastels are scraps. Two of them are special, one was a shirt of their grandmothers and one from their great grandmother, both who have passed.

I also used different backing on them. The colors are not that great, because i have to mail them tomorrow im taking them on an overcast day. I love the lime green polkadots and I guess the rebel in me loves that im sending the one with peace symbols on it to an air force base.

i am thrilled with how they turned out!

whats coming up???

there is this for lea:

and remember the fabrics that i won in the giveaway???? i have decided on what im doing with them and added a few things from my stash for caty.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

quilting finished and I Won something! wow!

Quilting in one direction was a pain in the patutie! (i have no idea how to spell that) the other direction was a breeze and i finished quilting the first twin quilt today. I am not sure what im binding either with, i may have to buy something... for now im going to finish piecing the top for the 2nd one so i can start quilting it tomorrow night!

but... till they are both finished... here is a sneak peak.

and the little cutie on the right (i think... its hard to tell them apart in this picture) will be getting it!

but... the other cool thing is i actually won a giveaway! I dont enter many of them... i actually had time that day and I won. Linda from Stray Stitches sent me a lovely package of fabric (i would take a picture but the weather has been so ugly here... i cant get a good one so here is a picture from her blog)

You can find her blog at: Stray Stitches

Thank you linda! I love it! Im planning on something for Caty with it... ive got a couple ideas in mind