March 1, 2010

Crafty Weekend

We had a very crafty weekend! While Mike was downstairs cutting glass I was working hard.
I got my quilt kit from Quilts for Kids on Friday.  They give you everything that you need but batting and thread. When you are finished with the quilt you send it back to them and they deliver it to a child that is in the hospital.  On the website they have a video of some deliveries and the kids were so cute.  It's hard to believe that something so easy for me to make can bring that much happiness to someone. I think it's really awesome that  "Dalmatian Jubilation" will be on the way to cheer up a needy kid soon!

This is the front of the quilt. It's a four patch with focus squares of Dalmatians.  My favorite part of the whole quilt is the fire hydrant border. 

 All of these fabrics were going to be sent to the landfill until Quilts for Kids rescued them.  I have a hard time picking out fabric at the store! I wish I had enough skill to pick them out of fabric that's destined for the trash. Totally impressed with the kit.

I also made this sign.  The parentals bought us a Cricut and it's way fun! The font is what I think makes the sign.  I'm looking around the house for a place to hang it that isn't too obnoxious. 
I guess I need a man cave!
 Red Sox baseball starts in just a couple of days! They are in Florida for spring training and this week is the start of the games.  I am so excited to be able to watch baseball on TV! Tonight I noticed that a local bar gets NESN and I know exactly where I'll be when the Red Sox aren't on TV at my house!

The socks turned out awesome! I've still got to perfect the process but I think that I'll be able to get it pretty quickly.  

Above is my perpetual work in progress.  The ultimate goal is to have a piece of every quilt I make added to this Cathedral Window quilt.  The process is tedious but surprisingly fun.  I have a couple of fabrics to add (the Christmas Quilt and the baby Eye Spy Quilt) before I'm caught all the way up. It's beautiful already.  I can't wait until it's a visual history of all of my quilting.  

Hopefully next weekend will be super crafty as well!