Feb 12, 2010

Feb STUD Finish

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"Love is in the Air" IS finished and ready to mail to Norway for the February Swap Til You Drop (STUD), but I can't show it to you yet! However, I CAN show you this cool & easy way to display those minis-- Fast Finish Triangles! I've seen this around the blogosphere, but the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has a great tutorial here. It's so easy to add some small triangles to each corner when you sew on the binding. Then simply add a dowel across the top and hang your mini just like a picture!












You can also weigh down the lower edge if necessary OR use a lower triangle as your label. (The pink paper is just so you can see the triangle.)

Are you ready for the Olympics? We love watching all the Olympics at our house--from figure skating to skiing to curling--the spirit of the Olympics is just contagious. And to justify all that couch time, I've been digging out all my yarn and getting it ready for some hooky crochet fun.















I should have at least a dozen dishcloths and part of a sweater by the time the Olympics are finished! What is your favorite part of the Olympics?

Come back Sunday for a special giveway--in an effort to simplify my stash, I'll be giving away some fabric selections every Sunday for a month. You never know what might be up for grabs! And check out Amy's Sew & Tell Friday for more great finishes.

Gratitudes
  • The Olympics--go TEAM USA!
  • Chili & cornbread for supper
  • Great Middle School Band concert with the cutest bass/trumpet player on the planet--even if he has to wear that uniform.

15 comments:

ktquilts said...

Thanks for the triangle tip!!! I will use it! Can't wait to see the front of that quilt!
Blessings,
KT

Lauren said...

I'm glad other people are excited for the Olympics too!

jlk said...

I am so ready for the Olympics! There is not one sport I don't enjoy watching.

Great tip about the triangles. I am going to try that!

Michelle said...

Fantastic tip on the triangles..Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see your STUD ;)

The Tripp Family said...

great tip! I've got a lineup of crochet to-do's for the olympics too! booties, hats & headbands, and flowers :)

amylouwho said...

awesome idea! I'd never thought of that! I love the olympics too!

Sew It UP! said...

I love using triangles because they are quick and easy. I'm an Olympic-holic too. Never can stop watching.

Dotty Jane said...

I like that tip! I haven't decided if I should move the TV or my sewing machine so I can watch the Olympics. I do like your crochet idea, too!

Kristen said...

Darn it! Can't wait to see the finished goodie. Neat idea to hang it. I am trying to get Anna's quilt pieced and ready to be quilted. I am working on the border this weekend. Hopefully by the end of the Olympics I will be started on the quilting!

Debbie aka Marblesbestfriend said...

Thanks for the quilt hanging tip and link. The technique had been described to me but it really helps to have pictures. I'll be using that method on my DQS8 quilt.

My favorite Winter Olympic event to watch is ice skating.

Mandy Noble said...

Great tip! Have fun with your crocheting.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing the great idea for hanging small quilts. I hadn't seen that before. Very clever.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love this idea! What's the biggest size you've tried this with? I might have to experiment. :D

Leslie said...

very good idea...great finish

Rene' said...

Thanks for the fast finishing triangles link. Have fun with the crocheting. The yarn colors you have in your basket are fun. Thanks for sharing.