I'm very out-of-sorts right now. Blogging from a laptop and using my tiny video camera to take pictures of my project. The worst! It's only because I was computerless yesterday that I even have a Sew & Tell Friday project to share.
Amy posted photos of some cute stuff she found at her Mom's house and one of them was a quilt her Mom had made from a Mary Englebreit panel. It reminded me that I got a free Mary Englebreit panel over a year ago at an open house Broadbent's was having. I remembered thinking it was really cute, but what the heck was I supposed to do with it? (That was before I was really quilting, see.) The little girl on the panel looks like my sweet niece, Chloe, and she just got a new room. A new room with hearts in it. I'm a huge moron when it comes to making up my own patterns, but I had enough scraps of Mary Englebreit fabric to make hearts and to do a nice frame. I like how it turned out - not as intricate as Amy's Mom's panel, but cute. (I washed it after I machine quilted it hoping it would hide my mistakes. Maybe one day I'll use those fabric pens that wash out and do a better job machine quilting. Whatever.)
The most beautiful thing about this project is that it was really inexpensive- the panel was free and most of the other fabric was scraps. The piece I used for the back was $3 a yard. (Sorry about the photos - I usually get to edit them and use a camera that was meant to take still photos. Bah.)
Check our Car Seat Blanket blog for the other two things I made this week. Back when my life was normal. You know, last Tuesday.