Friday, March 25, 2011

Ragged Squares

I had big plans to make a circle quilt with ragged edges. I saw one somewhere (?) in progress and loved the idea and how the frayed raw edges would turn out. However, I kept putting it off cause I didn't know if I was ready to tackle circles yet. So when I came across a tutorial for a ragged SQUARES quilt at Crazy Mom Quilts, I couldn't wait to get started.
I had a stash af black, red and gray fat quarters that I wanted to use up that I figured would work pretty well for this project.
It was a super easy project and I loved the results! My only regrets being that I don't have a design wall. With three kids and a dog it was difficult to lay the squares out in the floor to determine what should go where. Therefore, there ended up being a lot of colors/same patterns lumped together.

I'm thinking it needs one more good run through the washing machine to make those edges a bit more ragged. It also still needs some strings trimmed, but my little model couldn't wait to snuggle up with it!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Wonderful 8 Years!

My husband and I recently celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. It's been an amazing journey and I couldn't imagine a more perfect person to be on this journey with. We just had a nice relaxing evening in with a nice romantic dinner ... for 5. :-)

So here's what I made him/us. Pardon my blushing, but I thought they turned out too cute not to share! I think I saw this project sometime around valentines day on one of the linky parties I check out. I am pretty sure this is the link where I saw it the first time. From there I was also led to this site with even more similar ideas that are super cute! I just decided to take it a step further and make "his & her" pillows. So I gathered up a bunch of scraps from my HST quilt I recently made for our room and just started sewing 'em together! I even went all out and quilted them too because I love little projects like this where I can get some easy quilting practice in.

And ta-da! Here's the front of both pillows ...



And here's the back ... Can you guess which one is "his" and which one is "hers"? hehe



Linking up at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and at Creative Itch for Sew Cute Tuesday!