Saturday, January 14, 2017

Scrappy Chevron

Back to the batch of free fabric that my daughter brought me. I found some colors that were rather pale for my taste but I wanted to do some experimenting, So I made the easy peasy chevron from Kelly over at My quilt infatuation. I have made it several times and it remains one of my favorites. I love the way it turns out and its so easy to make. Anyway, I was experimenting with pale calm colors and I wanted to experiment with quilting as well. I quilted each chevron zig zag differently and even used different colors, pink, grey, blue and white. I realized I have lots of work to do but it still makes me happy to look at it. I was going to donate it to a charity but I think I'm going to hold on to it until I find the right person to give it to. I think God is nudging me to tell me there is someone who may need it in the future and I am supposed to save it for them, So I will.





My nephew in Ohio had a baby girl and she had some health issues at birth so I am sending her a blanket I made. No batting inside, flannel on the front and minky on the back. I was pretty afraid of the minky but it was not too bad! I embroidered her name on it so her older sister and brother remember who's it is!!



I used flannel from the quilt show  couple years ago and leftover minky. nothing purchased and that makes me really happy. My husband teases me that I have the happy gene, so i guess it doesnt take much. happy sewing!!
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Scrappy Rails

I think my goal this year is to really use up a bunch of the scraps and donated fabric pieces that people have given me. I love to make and donate quilts so I am going to make as many as I can.  I started with a bunch of green and browns. A friend gave me a bag of scraps and these were all in that bag. I made and donated one of the same colors awhile ago and I liked how it turned out, so, why not do it again. It was a wonderful few nights of no brain sewing. I love that after long days of teaching. My daughter has a friend that thinks her Dad would really like it. I hope it finds a home soon.

 Since it will be a give away, I decided to experiment. I used a beautiful copper color thread and just did a big stipple. I love it. It just really pops!
I also did find a picture of the first bag I made from the wedding dresses. This dress was from her gramma's wedding, in the late 40's I think. the dress was very stained and just plain, I embroidered a flower on the front and kept it rather plain. Gram was happy. A piece of her wedding day will be carried to her grand daughters wedding day. I made 3 other bags, all different. I hope I had some pictures. Happy Friday!
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Chip and Dip

Since I have not been able to post for so long, here is one I made just before the holidays. It was from a youtube video from Junction fabrics and the quilt is called chip and dip. I started it in the fall at my sewing retreat and finished around Thanksgiving. I love it! It was a lot of piecing and ironing but I love it.

I did a simple all over quilting design since I was most likely going to give it away or donate it but I sure do love it. It makes me smile!

I also made 5 placemats for my kids for Thanksgiving. I only have the picture of the boy one. I didnt think to snap a picture before sending them home. I had a little fabric left from dresses I made the girls when they were little so there's are made from that. it was a quick fun project.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Stockings

I made these stockings for my oldest daughter this year for Christmas. They were a lot of work but turned out well. The back is pieced as well but I forgot to get pictures of the backs. I am so pleased with how they turned out. Happy,Happy!!



Monday, December 26, 2016

Back At it!

My sweet daughter gave me a small computer for Christmas so I am back in the computer game! Not only did she give me the computer but she loaded all my pictures and my embroidery software on there too, and a list of many other things. How lucky am I! My first post back will be the outfits I made for her kids for Christmas. they turned out so very cute.
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It was a wonderful Christmas with my wonderful family.
For the first ever I bought matching jams for all to wear on Christmas...Yes, goofy but I thought a bit of fun was a good thing. they were all good sports and yes fun it was.

Still Waiting

My life back with the computer was very short lived but tonight I have it for a short while so I better be quick. A teacher at school is getting married and asked me to make 4 purses out of her mother and grandmothers old wedding dresses. They were both in rather bad shape but I managed to get some fun things done. I made a few small extra's too.



These were the two extra's  the square bag is rather small and I thought she might put her jewelry in it. The wrist bag is from Mom's old dress and the lace is from the 60's.

My daughter got in the swing of things and we made this little baby University of Texas quilt. Very cute!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Finally Back!

My husband has had the computer at work and it has been very difficult to get access to it but I finally have access to it again. I have been doing lots of things but here is a joint venture with my oldest daughter. A friend from college was having a baby girl and we found a small 6 inch wide scrap of pink fabric from her college Texas A&M! so, we cut it into 6 inch squares, only 7, and added lots of pink around it. she also got a little music box that plays the school song and we made a pouch so it can be tied onto the crib! They LOVE their school! And, she embroidered some burp cloths with her name. it was a joint venture and overall an adorable gift!! I wish I had a full picture of the quilt. It had a white border and pink binding. so very girlie!