Sunday, February 7, 2010

Yesterday's finishes

 

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This is the rocket from the One Yard Wonders book.



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It is a belated birthday present for my nephew Bryant. Happy Birthday Bryant!!


It was a quick and easy project. I only had to struggle a little bit. You stuff the fins (legs) and then sew them into the seams. Then you add the circle base. So you have these 3 stuffed legs smooshed inside and you're trying to sew a nice even circle. Didn't happen but it still came out nice. I don't know much use the pocket will be because I stuffed it real firm :)

I picked up the fabric at Walmart. It seems the people of Walmart heard the quilter's complaints and brought some fabric back. It is all pre-cuts but that is fine with me. This happened to be a 2 yard cut. They have all kinds of colors available. There is also layer cakes, charm squares, jelly rolls, and project kits. The prices aren't too bad and the quality feels OK. Will have to see after a few projects get washed a couple times.

 

I also finished off this table topper. It is part of the String Along challenge.  It's my first project of many I hope. I need to get these scraps under control.

I have this on our living room table. Since it is so colorful and scrappy, I'm hoping the kids and Hubby don't worry about "messing it up" like they have with the others. I keep telling them not to worry, I'll just make another one if one gets ruined. I know better than to put anything to fancy on the table. We use this table to eat dinner on (it lifts up--way cool in my opinion) since we turned our dining room into our daughter's bedroom.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Cute rocket--love the fabric. Yippee for strings. Our WalMart just got rid of the entire fabric department. Probably because WalMart is next to a GIANT JoAnns.

Jackie said...

Perfect fabric for the rocket. He's going to love it!

Our Walmart has never had fabric that I'm aware of. We have 2 large Joanns in town though.

Your table topper is cute, bright and happy.

Barb said...

The rocket is a wonderful gift...and love your table topper....maybe everyone should complain to Walmarts all over the US...

Shari said...

Love the rocket and I'm sure your newphew will too! And the string quiltlet... very colourful and perfect to brighten up your table... which sounds very interesting... we don't have a separate dining room either - just a little pocket of space next to the kitchen - we like rooms that are in use all the time, not just sometimes...

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the table topper, all those bright colors!!!