Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cuddling on the Couch!

I've been inspired lately in my sewing. I wanted a new quilt for the couch, because I've been using a queen size one, and it's too big. So I searched the internet for inspiration. I cannot find the website that I was inspired by, but here is the outcome.This is the front (you cannot see one row of blocks because it's hanging over the back of the railing). It's 50 inches by 60 inches. I adapted the inspiration and came up with my own set of five 10 inch blocks. The original design was 80x100 and and was thinking about making it for our bed, but after then time it took for the last one, I scratched that idea and went smaller. So the way I laid out the design in Microsoft Excel, making it smaller caused an almost random pattern for the squares.Here is the back. I just took the scrapes from the front and made a band near the top.
For the material I just bought about 1/2 a yard of most of the colors and 3/4 of a yard for the darkest green (I had 5 shades of Green, 3 shades of Brown, and 2 shades of Turquoise), but I only ended up using about half of the fabric for the colors. For the tan I just bought a king sized flat sheet. That way I got the width and length I needed for the back if I did something different than what I ended up doing.Here is a close up of the front. Hubby helped me decided how to quilt it. I liked his idea better because it took a lot less time. I just ran straight stitches along the seams of the blocks. My skills are still improving in the quilting part of the process, and I look forward to my next quilt, probably another smaller one.

Monday, June 6, 2011

No Heat Curls

In reading in the blog world, I came upon this tutorial for no heat curls. I like having my hair curly, but hate the work it takes to get it there. So I tried it out. It turned out okay. I think the problem is that I didn't use enough gel before I wrapped up my hair, and I need a better headband. Here is the outcome. Sorry about the bad picture. I'm not the best at taking self portraits.I am going to get better stuff and try again, but it works for now.