Monday, August 31, 2009

Two to go in more ways than one

Two to go Part I

My First topic of two to go are with the Breast Cancer Quilts. I was able to complete the quilting on 2 of the Breast Cancer quilts this weekend. I just quilted using stitch in the ditch but still took some time. I love how the stitch in the ditch makes the blocks stand out even more. Two more to quilt and then it's on to binding.

Ok, so I took the easy way out for the binding. I was able to find Moda Pink pre-ironed binding! I'll just trim up the quilt edges and adhere the binding. I usually like making my own binding but not for four quilts! These bindings will be completed using the sewing machine. I usually use the clear thread so you can't see the stitches. I think sometimes, sewing the binding with machine is just as tedious as by hand. I just have to keep the momentum going. 1 month left to complete them.

Two to go Part II

We released our second Monarch tonight. This little guy took off right away and flew high into the sky. Now we have about 8 more chrysalises to go. Although, I'm not sure about 4 of them. You see, I placed the plastic lid of the second batch of the chrysalises into another netting container we had. I used the sticky Velcro on the top of the lid and then stuck the other side to the plastic top of the netting container and squeezed real hard.

An hour later when I came in to check on them, I couldn't see them hanging from the top. Much to my horror, the Velcro let loose of the plastic and the lid with the chrysalises dropped straight down. I lost one chrysalis right away and the other four, I'm just not sure. Only time will tell. That was such a downer for the day.


I was able to spend some creative time making a card for my Mom's Birthday. Of course I forgot to take a photo of the finished product but here is the front in the beginning. I added some ink to break up all the white of the card. I used my Silhouette Die Cutter to cut out the titles and center frame. I have the inside shown below as well but blurred the personal message.

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