Something Blue

Back of Something Blue

People-patterned fabric!
People pattern

This quilt, which I call “Something Blue,” was a gift for my brother’s wedding. I used the quilt design, fabric pattern, and other things to metaphorically speak about them at their rehearsal dinner. The pattern is from Quiltville called Strip Twist. I am so in love with the people fabric. I made the back from a strip of scraps to divide it up and keep things interesting. It’s my first free motion quilt job with a real binding. While I can’t say I won’t procrastinate again, I will definitely be making more quilts!


I bought letters to spell out Soda’s real name at Joann’s today. I painted the edges in pink and put some scrapbook paper I picked up for 29 cents a sheet and modpodged them on the letters. Each letter is a different type of paper.The nursery color will be that Caribbean blue shade running on the edge of the E’s middle prong. I can’t believe these sell for around $20 a letter! I also covered the light switch plate with the stripey paper.

What you need:

Modpodge and a small brush, scissors, tissue paper, magazines, jars with lids (Big jar is a spaghetti sauce jar, and the small jar contained artichoke hearts)

What you do:

I like to brush a thin layer of modpodge on the edges of the jar and cover with thin layers of tissue paper. I then trace around an image and use that for the top, and another one for the bottom. You can customize your jar by putting images and phrases that are meaningful to you. Paint thin layers of modpodge to seal it, which makes it shiny. Try to get as many wrinkles out as you can–you can see (especially in the big one) where I didn’t really do this well.

This big one contains all my buttons. The top is the Great Smoky Mountains, and the bottom of the lid are some hydrangeas from Southern Living. The small one’s text says “When Mama’s happy” and the bottom of this one says “Family Ties.”

They make GREAT, EASY gifts for people. I am thinking of putting photos on them as well. I have an amazingly talented friend Jenna Lee who uses ticket stubs, as well as different layers of resin to make these jar lids into coasters with a 3-D effect. Pretty amazing!

The Set:

These are simply amazing. You can hang them up, put pictures in them, line them with a paper towel for a snack bowl, keepĀ  your keys and pockets content in them, etc.

SUCH a great project! Watch those fumes from the glue and the exacto knife…you won’t want to get magnetic dust in your fleshwound, now would you?

Buy a large bottle of wine, and then drink it! Rinse out bottle.

Purchase a set of tiny white lights from a craft store, or use your leftovers from the holiday.

Stuff lights down in wine bottle, making sure you keep the plug part out to, duh, plug it in the wall!