Monday, August 16, 2010

Tiny Bunting... Makes Me Happy

Hi All~
Just a quick little postie today.
(I woke up singing "Tiny Bubbles" today, hence the title of this post)

I love bunting!
It's pretty and festive...
And it makes me happy!
So I made some tiny bunting yesterday... for myself...
For my birthday!
Oh, and I bought myself this cute teapot too, because I've been trying to talk myself out of it for at least six months, and I still loved it.
So I bought it!

Mom, Sean and I are going to the Dancing Fox tonight for dinner, yay!

And in quilting news, I've finished the top and it's now layered and pinned! Now for the quilting!
Eeek, I won't lie, I'm more than a little scared...
Do any of you have any hints, tips, tricks for this first timer??

Hope you're having a happy day too!!
oxo,
Lisa

10 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lisa:
It looks like you've done your quilt using consistently sized squares. You could quilt it the way I did my latest baby quilt...Here's a link so you can see what I did. http://brynwoodneedleworksboutique.blogspot.com/p/brynwood-baby.html (it's my sale listing, but it has the full photo image to show you what I did)

Just start with the longest center line from corner to corner and reverse direction as you work your way out. Just straight lines for all the quilting. Binding goes on last, as always.

Good luck!
xoxo
Donna

Denise :) said...

Hey Lisa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Can't wait to see your finished quilt! And your new teapot is darling -- I can see why you found it irresistible! Have fun tonight! :)

Genie Robinson said...

Lisa...I love to make bunting....it always puts a smile on my face. And the teapot is precious....those polka dots are toooooo cute.

Hugs,
Genie
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Jill said...

Love the teeny bunting-- it makes me happy too! I'm so lovin' that adorable teapot. I'm so glad you got it before it went away.

Happy Birthday, Girlie! Have a great time at Dancing Fox-- enjoy!

Hugs,
Jill

All things nice... said...

Lisa,

Happy Birthday, it was my birthday on Sunday :) All the nice people were born in August :) Love your pretty wee bunting

All things nice...

sEy said...

Happy Birthday!!! I Love the teapot....!

Beedeebabee said...

OH HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sweetie! I love your sweet bunting, Lisa. That would make me feel extra happy on my birthday too! and your teapot is adorable! ... Now, don't you dare be scared of that quilt your working on...you'll do just fine. I know you will!!!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU,
HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU,
HaPpY BiRtHdAy DeAr LeeeSa,
HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU!!!!

Hugs and kisses,
Paulette ;)

GardenofDaisies said...

Cheerful bunting and festive, dotty teapot!! Hope you had a wonderful brithday!!!

dosierosie said...

Happy Birthday! Love the teapot.
Gillx

beadgirl said...

Are you machine quilting or hand quilting? Either way, I'd keep the quilting as simple as possible, a grid like what Brynwood Needleworks recommends. Or do what I did for Beadboy2's quilt -- "in the ditch" quilting along the seam lines of the top, which in my case was just 25 equally-sized squares with 2 borders.