I've cooled down a little since my last post. Lol* I was having a moment. Gosh darnit, and I'll have a moment if I want to on my very own blog. :) Thank you very much! Lol* I'm still upset about my red fabric, but I took Leah's advice and cut around the spots and made something else out of it. I am thinking now that it wasn't the sunlight that caused the faded spots, I think it came off the bolt that way. I just didn't catch it when she was cutting. Oh well, what can you do. :) Live and learn I guess. I'm just going to have to be a little choosier from now on, 'cause I may not be a fabulous quilter (yet! lol*) but I'd like my itty bitty quilts to be around for a little while. I am proud of my little masterpieces! Lol* Even if they aren't fancy. I gotta make my $8 worth of fabric last!!! Lol* A girl on a budget can get a little testy when her fabric money's wasted, you know. Lol* On to other things. :)
I made a few of these little pillows yesterday, and gave one as a gift to a sewing buddy who has been very generous to me. She hasn't received it yet, so I hope she likes it. :) I stitched all the buttons & yo-yo's on by hand - there's no hot glue here! Lol* The little white buttons are a from a jar of gorgeous old buttons my Mother gave me. She picked them up at a sale and was so sweet to give them to me when I was eyeing them in her sewing room. Some of the buttons are very old, some are shiny mother-of-pearl, and some that look like they were pulled from old worn out clothing. I love the look of all those buttons randomly mixed together. :) Makes you wonder about all the places they have been. (Although, some of these buttons may have spent a good amount of time in someone's stinky laundry pile, so, maybe reality isn't as romantic as I like to imagine things...Lol*)
Also made this little yo-yo doodad. Don't know what I'll do with it. I'd planned on adding more to it, and maybe I still will, but for now I'm tired of sewing yo-yo's, so, on to something else. Lol*
Made this block for a guild BOM...I'm really loving the black and white and blue! I was inspired by another lady's black and white block, and I'm so glad I switched my colors. Her quilt is going to be gorgeous. Hope mine will be too!
Oh, and last but not least, my little quilt minus the crappy red fabric...lol* I've promised away many quilted throws, so this is likely to become a gift. ;) Have the back all pieced together, just need to buy batting. Will show it off again when it's quilted & bound. :)