Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I followed this tutorial at Two More Seconds for the heart applique, but made it a lot smaller. Most of the fabrics are from a warm scrap pack I got on sale from Hawthorne Threads a few months ago, and a few are leftovers from other projects. I embroidered their wedding date by hand before I sandwiched and (minimally) quilted it.
Here's the stand. There are two narrow vertical sleeves on the back of the quilt to put over dowels that go in the holes of the stand. The T and A are in blackboard bold (a mathy font - both my father-in-law and his wife are math professors), which fit perfectly because the theme of the wedding was "Nerd love"!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
urbanthreads.com. I used the fancy embroidery machine that Robert's grandma sent me last spring, and they turned out super well. I bought off-white home-dec weight fabric, cut 19" squares, embroidered the designs (four of each design) in one corner of each square, and used this tutorial from Sew Bon to do a narrow mitered corner hem. Of course I didn't start the project until a week or so before my mom's birthday and it took way longer than I thought it would, so I didn't get them finished and mailed until half way through September, but of course my mom loved them anyway!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Last weekend, I flew to Arizona to hike in the Grand Canyon and camp in the National Forest with two of my best friends. We had a great time, and I started a new pair of socks on the plane. The pattern is Deflect, from Knitty. Here's how much I got done on the trip: