Monday, September 6, 2010

More Erin Michael Monkeys...

I wanted to make an extremely wonky quilt. It really taxed my brain trying to fit the wonky blocks together without squaring them up. I didn't even square up the outside either. I really love how it came out. I started working on it last summer and finally got backing and binding to finish it. I was a little unsure about the binding choice when Jon said that he didn't like it. When he saw how it just peeked out around the edges, he told me that I chose well. I did the binding on the bias, first for me. It wasn't all that difficult, and I really like how nice it lays.

Monday, August 23, 2010

My May project...

did not involve fabric. I stripped and painted the old dining set. Well, I painted the table and one chair. The girls painted the remaining three chairs. It's amazing how when a person is 5 they paint whatever is in their hearts without worrying about what someone else is going to say. Jessica was way more concerned what others would say about her artistic talents. She painted over parts of hers. Becca is not finished with her chair yet. She is so close, but hasn't had the creativity for finishing the project. I finally got the clear coating on the kids' chairs about a week ago. I still need to photograph the chairs. My chair started out with a dessert theme, but as I started painting, I decided that it needed some bright colors. It ended up with chili peppers on the seat. I am not really a southwestern fan, but I like the way it came out. The best part about the project, having a nice place to sit outside on the deck.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What happened to the pics?

I swear I uploaded photos of the denim quilt. Imagine this times 3. Too fun using old clothing.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Recycling Denim

I have saved jeans from my girls for a while. Finally got them cut into 7 inch squares and made a raggedy quilt for each of them. I had to purchase some new scissors to cut the seam allowances. They are the right size for cuddling under while watching a movie or riding in the car. Hope they love them as much as I.