Saturday, May 26, 2007

a lazy memorial day weekend...


Well, maybe not all that lazy. The off and on rain has kept us home bound, but not bored! The creative juices seem to work on overdrive when the option of outdoor play is taken out of the scenario! We are settling into our summer rhythm. In other words, I'm getting ready to lose my sanity! The kids are out of school, and the noise level in the Wise household has achieved deafening levels! That being said, we really are having a relaxing weekend!

I have been meaning to make one of these since Erin posted her tutorial over here. And when I say one I really mean two because it would be tragic for only one girl to get ANYTHING! Needless to say, the twirly skirt was a BIG hit. Just in time to wear to church tomorrow. Of course Abby thinks she NEEDS a new pair of red ballerina flats to go with it. I may not disagree with that one too much! red flats and the cherries? Anyone else LOVING that pattern?


Thanks for all the tips about quilting. Here is the first try. Not too bad. It doesn't match up perfectly, but I kinda like it that way I think. And my walking foot...that thing is rockin cool! I think quilting is like anything else new. SCARY! I was really scared about trying it for fear that it would fall apart in my hands or come out of the washer in a million tiny pieces. Or worse yet, maybe I'm not as creative as previously thought. What if I ruin some of my precious fabric? Geez. Sounds pretty silly now. I have to say that I am glad that I have my first one under my belt, and now I'm on to try another! Maybe one with a more challenging pattern...or maybe the same pattern with straight seams!

Speaking of trying something new, here is one of Miss Morgan's creations! And she's not one bit scared! She has made about a half dozen of these little pouches. They are the perfect size for Polly Pocket storage!


Hope you all are having as great of a weekend as we are!

16 comments:

Winter said...

I LOVE the quilt, wow, what a natural! You will go far! I like it when they don't match up perfect too, it gives it that homemade look. Great job my crafty friend!

Randi said...

I made a twirly skirt today also! What a fun and easy pattern!

Mary said...

Neat stuff! I think the skirts have great twirl factor, which is always important. And I think your first quilt turned out great!

lera said...

Look at those twirly skirts! So cute and, uh, twirly!

And the quilt looks fantastic, too. (I started to work on mine today. It sure is intimidating!)

Amanda said...

Wow, I'm loving all the creativity over there! And I'm so glad to hear that you and your walking foot are good friends now, it's such a useful tool.

mary said...

I LOVE all the new creations. And Morgan already has "the gift". How cool is that?

kat said...

How CUTE! The twirly skirts and photos of the girls are fantastic. I'm sure Erin is going to love seeing them :)Congrats on that gorgeous quilt. I'm impressed!

Sarah and Jack said...

Wow! You have been so productive. And Morgan's pouches are excellent!

Once I started using a rotary cutter with those clear plastic quilting rulers, the matching part works itself out a lot better than if you are trying to hand cut the pieces.

Chara Michele said...

Cute twirly skirts!

The quilt looks wonderful! I keep thinking about starting a quilt, but have been a little intimidated by the thought of it...

Stephanie said...

Wow, everything is just so colorful and beautiful! I really need to get myself a sewing machine!
Stephanie
www.mesocrafty.wordpress.com

Ragged Roses said...

Hello
thank you for visiting. Those skirts look beautiful - you are very talented! My daughters would be wearing them all the time! Hope you continue to enjoy the weekend - the weather here is rainy as well.
Kim

Blitz Krieg said...

PLEASE send some rain this way. Walking in the yard sounds like you are walking in a bowl of corn flakes.

erin said...

oh, heidi! first, congrats on the quilt. i need to do that myself. get over the fear. ah!

and those twirly skirts....wonderful! i love seeing them! and yes, she needs the red ballerina flats.

Lara said...

Go for the flats. But Mo needs some cute blue ones too.

I love the quilt. So neat to know somebody with such awesome talent.

Tell Mo that I like her creation. She'll go far.

amandajean said...

love your first quilt! you did a great job. and the twirly skirts are fab.

thanks for the comment on my apron-as I am reading through some of your entries I discovered that we both have a parker and an abby. (and I will be 32 soon)...and we both have 3 kids. how fun to see that we have so much in common. :)

melissa said...

gorgeous skirts- i must try that pattern!
and i'm greatly admiring of your littl quilt. that piecing looks perfect to me!