Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY Valence

My boys room was looking a little dull a couple months back and decided it was in need of some cute curtains or a valence to brighten it up! I looked online and in stores and didn't find anything that I wanted so I decided to make one myself! {I must have had a good nights rest the night before}
This was very simple and I am happy with how it turned out. 
I simply cut squares of fabric, sewed right sides together leaving a little gap to turn and sewed them all together. The great thing was that I could hide the gap I left in the seams- so quick and easy.
But make sure you don't forget to have the red hooks inside when you sew up your squares!!!

Strip Quilt

My friend is havin a baby....and every baby needs a little quilt right?? 
I saw a picture of a quilt awhile back on Pinterest that had the caption "The Easiest thing to do with a Jelly Roll"
I had to check it out and well turns out they were right! This quilt was SO easy and fun to make.{even for the super beginner quilter like me}  Even though I didn't use a jelly roll and had to cut my own strips- it was still easy. I can't imagine having all the cutting done for me!!
{view of back}
 I will for sure be making many more of these in the future.