Thursday, August 11, 2011

YEAH! I finished something!

I bought 2 of the fabrics in April of this year for a pillow case. They were washed and while I was procrastinating getting it made I found the fabric for the cuff. I finally got it made today. I laid it out on our grandsons bed and picked up my camera. When I looked at the screen this is what I saw! Jake is quick! Jake's master is at summer camp. Jake misses him.

The pillow case turned out really cute!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Design Wall Monday-July

This is the current project on my design wall. It's a UFO and it may be twin sized when I get it finished. I'm making it from my 3 1/2" strip boxes!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday-July 1 day late!

This past week all the designing has been on EQ! I got hooked on this block thanks to Elizabeth. I modified the block and I've been playing with it. This is the 1st design that I have come up with. I have no idea what fabrics I would use or if I'll make it at this point. I'm just having fun playing with the blocks.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Design Wall Monday-July 2 days late!

I'm sorry about the delay. I had these blocks up Monday but, I got the picture today. These are some old blocks that I got from my mom while on vacation this year. They look like sample blocks that were made to try a pattern out. I'm planning to make a quilt with them. I don't have all of them on the design wall. I've decided to make a sampler with the blocks. I need to make a decision about some of the fabrics in the blocks. A few of the fabrics have age spots and a few are very thin. I need opinions about this. Should I replace the fabrics or not?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Design Wall Monday-June

Better late than never! This is the design wall area above my sewing machine in the sewing room. The art in the top right hand corner was a gift from our grandson. The blocks are some blocks I made that were inspired by blocks made by Tammy Simpson. Someday I hope to have enough blocks for a large bed size quilt.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Design Wall Monday-June

This is our grandsons UFO. The top is finished with some help from me. I hope to get it quilted soon! It's simple, cute and close to being finished!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

current Project-Strip Quilt FINISHED

This is one of my current projects. I got it bound tonight. It's really cute and I really hate to give it away. This is a blurry detail shot.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Design Wall Monday

This weeks design wall Monday is on the cutting table. I'm making a small quilt for our grandpuppy, Jake. I plan to make the letters out of the brown tone on tone fabric in the picture. The letters will be placed diagonally, fused and stitched down.

The dog biscuit print is adorable. I think I bought it at the Bay Area Quilt Show. I'm anxious to get this little quilt made.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Design Wall Monday

This is my design wall this morning. You are seeing 2 tops that I pieced Friday. This is a variation of the jelly roll race quilt. I haven't come up with a name for this design. I changed the size and amount of strips for these quilts. I'm pleased with the results. I've got backing picked and binding made. I'm trying to decide on batting at this point. I'll keep the butterfly quilt for now, the other quilt is for community service. I hope to have it quilted and bound by the June meeting.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jelly Roll Race Quilt Finished!

The quilt is done and was given away for a birthday present! Happy Birthday to Kathy! This is a detail shot of one corner of the quilt. There are 42 different butterfly fabrics in quilt!

The backing is flannel and I stitched the label on a leftover piece of binding. I machine stitched the label to the quilt. If I had it to do over again I would hand stitch the bottom edge instead of machine stitching it. It was a fun quilt and I'm sure I'll make more quilts similar to this one. For more information on this quilt, google jelly roll race quilt.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jelly Roll Race Quilt Update

This is the quilt to date. I got it quilted last night and I hope to work on the binding tomorrow. It's a very fun quilt to make.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

The backing has been pieced, loaded and batting was found in the scraps. I need to trim the top and I hope to be quilting Sunday. This quilt should quilt quickly.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

I cut 40 2 1/2" strips from my butterfly fabric collection last night. Today I started piecing them together. This is a very interesting quilt. Once you sew all the strips together into 1 long strip you only sew 5 seams to get a finished quilt. The first seam took 40 minutes and I had a lot of interuptions. The second seam took 20 minutes and the third seam took 10 minutes. The fourth seam took 5 minutes and the fifth seam took 3 minutes.

I'll try to get a better picture of the top after I've pressed it. It was fun and I'm sure I'll make another one.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

the Tooth Necklace

For the last couple of weeks I have been hearing about a tooth necklace from our oldest grandson. He has a loose tooth and he didn't want to lose it over spring break. It needed to be lost at school so he could go to the school nurse and get a tooth necklace. Well, yesterday a tooth on the other side of his mouth came out at school and he got the tooth necklace (shown above).
We're adjusting to the changes in our family. I had hoped to be back to quilting in March. I haven't been able to get any quilting done but, I have worked some piecing in. I'm currently working on 2 piecing projects and I'm about to start another one.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bad blogger-getting a slow start to the year!

I feel like I've been a bad blogger. I'm getting a slow start to the year. I have been working on UFO's off and on. I don't have any finished at this point. We still need to get the Christmas trees out of the house and into the attic. I'll try to have something to post in a few days. I hope everyone has a productive new year!