Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Friday! :)

It's the weekend before Halloween and I find myself making a costume again. I have not done that in many years. This time it's for my sweet little grand baby. she will be the sweetest and happiest pumpkin ever! It was fun to make. the green stem on the hat is a bit hard to see but pretty cute. Trick or treat!

My little sweetie is also getting baptized this Sunday. She is wearing a beautiful dress worn by her daddy's family and I made her a bonnet from her great grandmothers handkerchief. She was named Evelyn after her great Grandmother so they have beautiful E's embroidered on the corners of the lace. Someday she can walk down the aisle to be married carrying the hankie of her great grandmother that she was named after. I love the bonnet and it matches the dress perfectly.
And finally, in the quilt category, I had an old bunch of scrap squares I never put together awhile ago. I'll probably add borders and most likely donate it. It was just one of those simple things to sew on a night after a long day at work. No thinking involved. It's Ok.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekend Finish

A friend and sewing buddy dropped off some scraps last Tuesday and there was a stack of just beautiful flannel pieces. I just had to do something right away and not waste an inch. I measured and cut strips and then squares and was so happy to only have about half an inch left on each piece! There is no batting, just another layer of flannel on the back. My three girls each had one of these and used them for so long. I think I will keep it here at home for my baby Evelyn!

Once again, the colors are so much brighter and prettier in person. I guess I need a better camera.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Purple fun!

Well, another teacher is having a baby in December and I am ahead of the game! She is doing the baby room in a calming lavender so I ran with it! I am happy with the results.

The lighting is different in the two pictures and we have had rain for several days, so no sunshine to get an accurate picture of the color. It really is quite sweet! I also quilted up the top that had the pictures on the front. I will re-post the top picture but I didn't even get a chance to take a picture before I gave it away!!
It really looked cute quilted up. I used a pretty pink binding. so sad there is no picture.
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Sweet Baby Quilt!

I have a teacher at my school expecting her second baby and I decided ,last minute, to make her a sweet little girl quilt. The pictures do not do it justice at all. The colors are soft and pale. I just love pink and green. It quilted up so nice. I used flannel on the back and that just makes it feel yummy. Soft, sweet and welcome baby!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Christmas in October

I have made a few Christmas quilts and given them away so I finally decided to maybe make one for myself. I bought this fabric on vacation this summer In New Mexico.  My husband helped choose the fabric. It is the X-block pattern and book, and is super easy. I think it will be much nicer once it is quilted up. Hmmm. I am thinking of people in my life that really might like it. Keep? Give away? Hmm..
I also had these picture panels in an old bag. They were cute scenes with words over each one, intended to be a fabric book. Well, Amanda Jean  at Crazy Mom Quilts inspired me with a flower quilt. So, the words came off, the picture was framed with scraps and here it is. It has an old fashioned sweet sense about it. I like it!

Its another late night, Friday night finish. But it feels good!