Monday, February 14, 2011

Catch up post! Postage Stamp Quilt Top & Ladybug Party

The Postage Stamp Quilt-Along was so fun! Right on schedule I got the top pieced and I'm so happy with it! I have enough extra blocks to include a strip along the backing too (which I still need to piece!).  I'm still debating if I'll quilt it myself or send it off to be long-arm quilted.

My little girly turned 5 and chose a ladybug theme for her party, so lately I've been consumed by ladybugs!  We happened upon some red taffeta with black velvety polka dots on the super-clearance rack and it was just calling to be made into a ladybug birthday outfit!

I also appliqued a t-shirt with a little ladybug for her to wear with the skirt! (And made her cake to match the shirt!)

For party favors, all the kiddies got crayon rolls! The girls got the pink ladybug ones and the boys got the dragonfly ones. I used this tutorial. They are certainly quick, but if you plan on making them for party favors, save your sanity and start sooner than the week before the party! I think I cut them on Tuesday and then got around to sewing them on Thursday and finished them on Friday for the party on Saturday. Way too much added stress, even if they did turn out cute!

I'll post soon about my Project Quilting Be My Valentine entry! I've also got some fun sewing-for-boy fun planned that just happens to coincide with the Celebrate The Boy fun starting tomorrow at Made By Rae!


  1. I love the lady bug shirt and cake...clever mom!!

  2. Holy cute is that?!?!