Monday, May 27, 2013

Tobacco Stick Star

My father-in-law made and then gave us a star made out of tobacco sticks a couple years ago.  It was really too big for inside the house so I thought about decorating it somehow and then hanging it on the outside of the shed.  That was 2 years ago, mind you!  

This year I realized that I had accumulated enough red, white, and blue decor for inside so it just made sense to paint the star to match outside on the deck.  Plus, there might be a cookout at our house on the 4th, so that will add a little color to the brown hues on the deck.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Scott's quilt

Today I made some progress on the t-shirt quilt that I am creating for my husband out of some old softball t-shirts.  I finished the borders and corners of two of the five columns but left the top off for now.  I am thinking about just making one long continuous piece for that instead of individuals.  That seemed to be so much easier and matched up at the corners better than adding a border to each shirt  like I unfortunately did the other day.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A new best friend...

Currently, I am spending a lot of time with my new best friend....the seam ripper!!!  Such a time killer and quilting buzz kill, but at least I'm having a chance to learn from my mistakes so hopefully in the future the time spent seam ripping will be less.