This is what happens when a 65 lb dog jumps on a 15 lb dog...(note the lifted sad paw in the photo)
Poor Jaxx won't put any weight on his front paw. It makes for quite a sad little walk.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
We often have neighbor alley parties that involve wine on the go and so I stocked up on these cups at Give Simple because I thought they would be perfect gifts. They would also be perfect for wine loving parents chasing after small children. What a fun idea!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
A friend of mine and I made this 35 inch x 45 inch postage stamp baby quilt using Oh, Fransson! Tutorial (it is an amazing technique for us OCD people who need perfect corners). It took us about 4 hours to make the quilt top and about 1.5 hours to quilt it.
- We used featherweight interfacing and it worked well without adding much bulk to the finished quilt
- We skipped the grid (it isn't necessary)
- We also skipped ironing the rows before sewing them (all you need to do is fold and finger press and it works well and saves a bunch of time)
- When sewing your blocks together PIN PIN PIN if you want to have perfect corners
- There are a ton of variations you could do with this (you could put solid pieces in the shape of an X on each block which would give you a diamond pattern, you could do dog ears with a solid color which would make a different shaped block - snowball shaped, you could do a color fade or a pattern of colors rather then random, etc etc)
Here were our modifications:
- We used a jelly roll so we used 2.5 inch squares to start
- We used 12.5 inch interfacing blocks (Note: If I were doing this again I would use bigger interfacing blocks to decrease piecing time at the end)
- Our blocks were 5 by 5 squares (10 inch finished blocks)
- We did a 5 inch border around the quilt
I highly recommend this tutorial / technique! It is fast and easy and the quilts are adorable!