Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year!

I am glad a new year is coming. I look forward to many fresh starts. I finished my Christmas sewing and got on to some new baby things. I have 2 baby gifts for January so lets keep it easy. Both the same pattern from Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation. Thank you!! The little boy one is flannel and a little girl from school. I better get quilting! Linking up to Crazy Mom quilts

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas sewing

I have done lots of sewing and NO quilts! OH my! But I have some fun Christmas gifts.
I made my youngest daughter a set of bags for all her travels. she is doing lots of house sitting for people, and visiting friends so she needed some new travel bags. They turned out so cute, I made some for my sister in law who is coming to visit with my brother for a few days at Christmas AND
I LOVE them. I think I want some too.

I think she will really like them. I even made an eyeglass case for sunglasses.
My sister I law does lots of travelling as well.

A girl at school asked me to make burlap stockings and gave me a picture to model them after...so I did, I also put names on 3 as requested. I even lined them.

While I was on the stocking kick, my sweet gandbabies got one too.

My daughter requested an apron for baking for the little one. I made a Minnie mouse Red, and white polka dot with a black top and bow and it was as cute as can be but she took it right away and NO pictures. I made another one with pink Minnie scraps for another day.
Not quite as cute but she will like it. I also made 2 hooded towels but they are wrapped already!! Yes, I have been busy and I'm ready to get back to some quilts..

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Holidays!

So much to sew. Sew little time!! Lots of finishes but only a few pictures. Just before thanksgiving I found these old blocks that I made and did not like the colors so I set them aside. I thought I might make it up and donate it to a charity but I am thinking someone I know may get a gift. I really kinda like it!!

I also made another 20 luggage tags for family and friends. I just love those! and then made another dozen for my brother who runs tours to Ireland.

A pair of pillowcases for my brother.

And the final finish. My middle daughter ran the 10K turkey trot on Thanksgiving for the first time. Way to go! another awesome finish.

I made 2 crib sheets and another 6 bibs! No pictures for those. Doesn't look like much but I have been sewing a lot!!! I have also made some Christmas gifts but those pictures will be posted closer to the holiday.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wedding blue

My daughter is headed to a wedding tomorrow and the happy couple did not have much on their register and most of it was taken. So, she looked over the things and found there was lots of navy blue in her choices and....we were off. she asked for some help in making her a chevron quilt as a gift. We chose some gray and white and navy. Together we got it together, We each took some time quilting last night and today it went to her house and tomorrow it goes to the happy couple. In our haste, she sent these quick pictures. It's the same tutorial I have used before from Kelly at My Quilt infatuation and I just love it. Thanks again Kelly.

I also finished my luggage tags. I made 36 of them in the end and I am crazy about them. I don't know which one I like best.

My daughter needed a few more bibs for the baby so here are a few. I made 12 in total.
I also made 2 pillowcases with names embroidered on them but no pictures. And finally, I am in process on a queen scrap quilt for a woman that my daughter works with. that is coming up next time.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

So Many Things to do!

I had so many things to do that I have not posted in awhile. I know I will forget some of them.
Halloween. the quilt with the square and the 4 square is quilted and gone already. This next one I never showed the top but it is the scraps put together in strips with a small strip of black in between. I had some trouble figuring out how to quilt it but its coming out OK. Hopefully will be done soon. In time for the next Halloween for sure.

Next up is the chevron Halloween. I just don't know how to quilt that one with all the colors. different designs in each zig zag? what color thread? I'm still thinking.
I got another baby quilt done. I love the tutorial over at My quilt infatuation. Thanks Kelly! I have made this for a baby gift about 5 times already. It's easy quick and just lovely! For a purple nursery!!
I love the fabrics and wanted to show them off with big pieces.

I also hit a sale at Joann fabrics for flannel and bought a bunch to stock up on flannel blankets for those second babies coming around. 
My daughter has a wedding coming up and the couple has very little left on the registry so she decided to do a quilt for a gift and this momma is helping her. We are doing the easy peasy chevron from Kellys blog again!!! Fun, easy and will be great. I look forward to showing the finished product. In progress right now. 
Lat year at Christmas we bought some breakfast food for all the gen ed teachers that work with our Sped kids and I made them all a small tissue holder. they all loved it, so this year I am working on luggage tags. 12 done and 20 more to do, but I love em.

Finally, I went to preview night last night at the quilt show. AWESOME!!
My main goal was more of the superior bottom line thread. It is amazing to quilt with. I love it and wanted more colors.
 A few extra finds!! I have a year to get it all done! We shall see. It sure will be fun.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Trick or Treat

I said in my last post that I have wanted a Halloween quilt for a very long time, but I think I am taking it a wee bit too far. The first one I made was a treat. I love it and I love how it looks with the added borders. I am hoping to get  going on the quilting this weekend.

The second was a trick. Did not turn out as expected but I know my mistake. The lights and darks are not correct in the 4 patch and that kind of messed it all up. But, I love the little vintage witch fabric from Joann's. I have a third one going tonight. I guess I have 3 girls so maybe I should make 4!!
Trick or treat to me!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Coming Back

I sort of had the wind knocked out of my sail but I am feeling a bit of a breeze. It has been a rough 6 months but I am slowly coming back up to speed with life and a little with quilting.

I have always wanted a Halloween quilt and I finally have one going ! I think I will add some borders for a bigger finish but I LOVE it!!
I needed some mindless sewing so I made yet another of this pattern. It is such an easy fun pattern to make especially when it is late at night and I have had a long day. simple sewing at it's finest!
And to finish off some leftover fabric for my daughter. some baby quilts to give away. they still need borders but I think I will let her help on that.

I had a very fun sewing weekend away just 2 weeks ago and we had a very good time. Our finest hostess made each of us a thread catcher for our work station. I was thrilled and I love it. I guess it does not take much to make me happy sometimes.
 And finally, My sweet grand daughter turned 2!!! She is crazy about Minnie mouse so we had a Minnie party. I made her a pink Minnie dress and my daughter made her awesome ears with a big pink bow. She did not want to take the dress off and wants to wear it all the time. I think it was a hit! She was thrilled when she saw herself in the mirror! Oh so fun.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Baby Shower time!

tomorrow is a baby shower and her nursery colors were bright so this was a fun one. These are the same fabrics used in 2 other quilts and I still love them. I have gotten some good mileage out of those! I love that!!
The  back has the center strip that I cut out. I really like that.
2 burp cloths to match along with a pink stuffed bunny,,,,Done!
I still have time and I may stay up late so...she may get a small bag or a small diaper holder, Or a small zipper bag for baby things. We shall see what pops out by midnight!!!

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