Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My new favorite fabric line!!!

It is Echo by Lotta Jansdotter. It is just wonderful. I have a wallet coming into the shop, Seven Sisters, in one of these fabrics:
http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/lotta_jansdotter/echo

Thursday, December 8, 2011

100 Days of Modern Quilting

The Modern Quilt Guild is looking for submissions: check out the details here:

http://themodernquiltguild.com/2011/07/26/100-days-of-modern-quilting-call-for-submissions/

Hope you join us!!!

Nancy

Sunday, December 4, 2011

MacBook Sleeve or Case Tutorial

Hi all,
I made some i-pad cases for friends and I wanted to make some MacBooks we have in the family. My son and I have the MacBook from around 2008 and my daughter has one she bought last year. So this great tutorial taught me all about the sizes for an i-pad and the sleeves came out great! And so easy!!

http://www.onepearlbutton.com/2010/08/tutorial-one-hour-ipad-sleeve.html

But I needed the dimensions for a MacBook.

I searched the internet for about an hour before giving up and trying it myself. My first attempt was unsuccessful - I made a sleeve that would fit a larger PC, not a Macbook. On my second attempt, I hit paydirt!!! Voila!! It fit perfectly!!! Here are the sizes you need to make your own Macbook sleeve!! And it fits my daughter's newer MacBook pro too!!


Cut as follows: 
Batting - two pieces of 9.5 by 15 inches
Outer lining - two pieces 11 by 16.5 inches
Inner lining - two pieces 11 by 15.5 inches

Follow the above tutorial by One Pearl Button and you will have a fabulous MacBook cover, too!!





Working on table runners, wall art, etc., etc.

So much to do, I am having trouble breathing!! My friend and I are opening a small shop with all handcrafted goods. So I am trying to finish up for Christmas, making stuff for the store, finding stuff for the store, cleaning and painting the store, so much to do!! I always do this to myself. I think it makes life more exciting, I guess. My ADD brain!!

More later!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ready to be quilted!!!

This is made from Kate Spain's wonderful Terrain, string quilted. I love string quilts!! They look so complicated, but they are easy, fun and addictive!!!