Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Silhouette

I am going to learn to use my Silhouette machine that I have had for three years.   Duh, its about time, huh?  Anyway, I joined this membership club and if you have a Silhouette, you might be interested too.
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Wish me luck on my new journey!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Don't you love snow days?

Oh my goodness!  What a day.  Almost two inches of white stuff and bitter cold.  But besides that, what a great day for sewing.   My good friend Nora, saves her scraps for me because I make pet pillows for my vet and local animal shelter.   This last bag produced some wonderful pieces for me to cut 2 1/2" Squares out of.  And then, I was reading one of my favorite blogs and saw a great idea for those 2 1/2" squares.   Here is my work for today!




I am having so much fun.   There is no rhyme or reason or matching of colors allowed.   And I love it.  I'm off to make more!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Once again, it is time for new year's resolution.  I am going to try really hard to post more often.   I completed so many projects since the last post that I should have shared.   And I may as I go along!  Anyway, today brought in the brand new year and I got up and began cutting and sewing blocks together.   I am part of a fabulous block swap called the 2014 Quilter's Garden Row Swap that you can see here.   So far, all the blocks are fabulous!   I missed the first month but bought that pattern and will make those this week.  Here are my blocks for October.  Rotary Flowers


For November we did Iron blocks.

And this morning I got these six blocks done for December (yes, I know it is technically January, but the hostess gave us a couple extra days to finish!)





The ones with the open star center will have an appliqued center or button to cover the raw edges.   I just love this swap!   Ok, that's it for today.  
I pray your New Year is full of joy, blessings and love!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Life, clocks and quilts.....

I finally have my computer back and it seems to be running very nicely and all programs are getting along, yay!   Now it "should" be easier for me to post.    Time will tell.  LOL
This is the final Teacup Block I made for my swaps.   This was such a fun swap and I plan (hope) to put a quilt or two together with these cuties.

The next pictures are probably not going to be in any chronological order, just projects I've started and/or finished.
This is a baby clock I finished for my sister.   Her friend's daughter had a baby boy and I have made clocks for other babies in that family.   This is a different style clock than I am used to working with and I almost cut it out too small.   Glad I noticed it.    Then I made these two, Harper's is by special request, and Averie's is a surprise.

I've had some requests for special quilts too.   So many babies being born this year!  Wow. . .
The first one is a Winnie the Pooh quilt made for my daughter's friend in Arkansas.
The next one is for my daughter's nephew.
Front, back and a closeup of the baby jungle animals print.   It is so cute, don't you think?

Remember the triplet's quilts here?  There was another mother of a preemie at the hospital that requested
a quilt for her little one - a noah's ark theme.   This turned out really cute.
Then I saw the cutest embroidery designs and bought them immediately.   I have embroidered out about 10 of the designs but the first one is my favorite..
So much so that I had to put it into a small wall hanging for one of my friends.
Is that not just the most darling thing?   She loved it too!
This post is getting pretty long.   I better get back to work.   I hope to share more later!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Purses and more purses

Yes, these are more purses.   I can't seem to stop making them.   If you are a dog lover, this little cutie is for you.


I am definitely a dog lover so I created three of these.  Want one?  Let me know.   $15 each.

Here is the next one.  I found this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby in  a fat quarter pack.   This screams my DIL's name so to her it will go this Christmas.


This next one is available if you are interested.


Want something a little more feminine?   How about this cute floral print?

And because this fabric was just too cute for the babies, I created this one for the music lover!

All purses are $15.   Let me know if you want one.  Also, if you have a request, let me know and I will see what I can do.    hugs

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's All About the Quilts

Did I ever mention that I have a lot of strip sets?   Jelly rolls?   Whatever name they go by, I have em.   And alot of them.   Last time I counted, and that was months ago, I had 189 sets/rolls.   Yes, it is an addiction.  So I've decided to try to reduce the number and get some quilts made from these for the nursing homes.  I'm going to do at least one a month.   The above picture is the one I made for the month of April.   And it is quilted and bound and ready to go.

Next I quilted a top for my friend Peggy.   She is not allowing herself to buy any fabric, but to only use what she has on hand.   This quilt is really pretty, don't you think?   All from scraps.

My daughter has a friend who is expecting triplets.  She was told there were two girls and a boy and she wanted to go with a rock and roll theme.   I went on line and found the cutest fabric here.  It came in both blue and pink so I placed my order.  The very next day Brooke called my daughter and said, "wait - they found it's two girls and one boy!"  Wow, I called equilter and they had not yet shipped my order so I was able to get it changed.   These are the quilts we gave to her.



I embroidered their initials into the corner squares.  You know, they must know which one is for which one!
The next photos, show the backs of the quilts.

 I pieced in strips of the colors on the front.   They turned out really cute and Brooke loves them.

Ok, that's it for now.   Off to quilt some more!