Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whopping Huge Plans

I had to get out my thesaurus to find another way to say "big" - I use that word a lot, it seems, to describe my crafting plans. I don't do things small, and the next few weeks are no different. We're headed to Boise via a stop over in Kennewick, but I've got stuff to get done. And I'm taking my sewing machine to Boise with me so I can spend a day sewing with my awesome crafting sister-in-law.

In no particular order:

Laurel has wanted to do a lemonade stand forever. Trouble is, we're not a high foot traffic location most of the time. But we are on certain days, namely home football game days. September 11th is the first home game and my little entrepreneur will be set up out front. She'll have on a Husky shirt and I know she'll be able to charm enough people into buying lemonade.

How does this apply to crafting? Well, she needs some fabric bunting hanging between the buildings and trees so people know she's there. So I've collected my yellow scraps and I'll be making one of these:
I'm tackling my red and aqua obsession head on. I have so much fabric, I ought to give some of it away. I still might. In the mean time, I'm going to make a vertical zig zag (because it looks like rick rack to me and I totally *heart* rick rack). This will be one of the red/aqua quilts.

Um, remember this baby? The pattern, anyway. Yeah, I've made, um, four of them. I've got enough stuff cut to make three red/aqua ones. I don't have a problem, I promise. I just love this pattern. Okay, I have a bit of a problem. But it's just so CUTE! Maybe another giveaway option. If I had a gaggle of followers, it might not be a bad idea.
The rest of the red/aqua obsession will go to a Dutch pinwheel quilt. I'll do just red blocks and just aqua blocks. Gonna love this one too.

Tired of reading red/aqua yet? Last one, I promise. I saw this on flickr and I fell deeply in love. Never tried a Dresden plate quilt, and this is a simpler version. So adding it to the list. And then I swear I'm done.

So I'm cutting fabric and prepping projects and having a glorious time this week in the midst of packing for our trip to Idaho. Such fun and I love that I love all these projects.

Happy crafting!


Haws Family said...

Just for the record, I was the first to post a comment after you mentioned giving away anything. Thought you should keep that in mind. :P

Can't wait to see them all! And don't believe that you'll be done when you finish the dresden plate. You will never be done. Even when you're dead, you will be standing over the shoulders of your granddaughters, inspiring them with quilt ideas. :)

Jen said...

Why do you need a gaggle of followers for a giveaway? The faithful few would love it and might actually have a chance at winning something for a change. :)

I can't wait to see all these awesome projects of yours finished so I can wish and pine away for the desire, skill, and motivation to do it myself.

Annette B said...

Coolbeans@ But the question did the quest for the perfect maccarron end up? Still waiting to here.

Ariane said...

Love red and aqua too!! Looks like some wonderful projects are in store. Thanks for visiting my blog. You asked how old my daughter was. She is 11 yrs old. She started sewing when she was 10. She was a very good student at that age. So I thought she was ready to do more on her own.

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