Feb 01

2012: Craft it with Jubilee!

Congratulations to Patricia J., the winner of our Bright Ragged Quilt Kit!  She said it will make a great gift for her new granddaughter.  These quilts are so cozy and colorful that it’s sure to become a family heirloom enjoyed by generations of little girls.

So, it’s January 31st (or February — depending on when you read this!).  How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?  Did you make any?  Are they big, life-changing resolutions or did you resolve to change a few small things to make your life better?  One of my resolutions is to complete at least one sewing project every month.  I’m new at sewing and not very good (my Mom and sister are the seamstresses of the family) but I’m trying to get better.  Of course, the only way to get better at something is to practice, practice, practice!

I almost failed to keep my resolution in the first month but managed to squeak out this fun and easy project on the last day of January.  The fun thing about having young kids in the house is getting to put up not-so-subtle decorations for all the holidays.  I especially love hanging things over our bay window area.  I sewed these ragged LOVE letters and hearts using our Peppermint Pink, Petal Pink 2, and Strawberry Pink homespun fabrics (with cardboard between the front and back layers so that they wouldn’t be floppy).  As soon as my daughter saw them she requested that I sew her name to hang up in her room!

Don’t look TOO closely at the pictures — there are MANY mistakes — but overall I’m pleased with my January sewing project.  Tomorrow the kids and I will write things they love on little paper hearts and pin them on the clothesline also.  I’ve done things like this with construction/scrapbook paper in the past but I love the texture and richness of the fabric letters.  And it will be easy to store these and use them again next year.  Perhaps I should start working on the word LUCK and some shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day!

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  1. Mel says:

    I think you did a great job. Congrats on your finish.