Saturday, March 29, 2014

Baby bibs and a Giveaway

I have not made much in the quilting arena but I have been working on some baby things for my new grandson due in September.
I found a link on Pinterest for these monster bibs and they have been such fun to make. Other than that I have not made much more yet. Basically very tired when I get home.
I have been doing some reading . A few months ago I purchased this wonderful book at Green http://www.greenfairyquiltsblog.comFairy  Quilts and on my lunch break I have been reading it page per page so that when I make another quilt I will not have to break my head trying to come up with a quilting design because Judi has planned it all.
Judi and Clint have offered a generous giveaway to one of my lucky readers.
You get to choose three charm packs.
Follow the raffle copter rules and good luck to everyone. Head on over to Green Fairy quilts and show then some love.
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Friday, February 14, 2014

A new quilt for my grand daughter

With my daughter having a baby come September, I am on a time crunch to get all my nieces and grand daughter birthday and Christmas gifts done early so I can help with her baby and plan a baby shower all before school starts again in August!
I had started a scrappy trip around the world months ago so I just put it together, appliqued some bears and called it done!
One birthday gift ready to be wrapped!
Any one else tasked with making gifts early this year?





Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Another Finish

A project I started last summer is finally quilted and ready to be displayed next month!

Quiltingfiesta

Quiltingfiesta

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Making the most of what I have

Since I joined fabriholic anonymous I am still making the most of what I have and not purchasing any new fabrics.
A close friend is having a home built and she wants a set of towels for her kitchen so I am making her a dozen. One for each month.
Since I have been decorating kitchen towels for years now, I went through my stash of towels and re-modified the ones that were not wide enough.
One year I was totally out of towels and I asked my daughter to shop around for me since she lived in a bigger city and all she was able to find at the time were some Target valentine towels.
Because they were not wide enough for my stove or anyone else's I just stuck them in a drawer.
In one of the pictures you will see the small pink Target towel versus my redone version.
I stitched up February 1st so now I just have 11 to go but they are all redone with new borders so it is just  a matter of adding the embroidery.
The design I used I believe came from embroidery library.
stash of towels
 

Target towel
 



 
Target vs my towel redo

The design being embroidered
 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Midnight at the Oasis Part 3

Finally! I have the middle border on. I did not like the border that came with the pattern so I designed my own using the GO cutter. These borders literally took me months since I needle turned each one.
Now to part 4.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Handmade Challenge

I make handmade gifts every year so this year I decided to sign up for the challenge at SewCalGal
My first gift of the year is this jewelry set for my granddaughter who turns 9 in October. Because I am always pressed for time I make all my gifts early.
Also yesterday was my 25th wedding anniversary and hubby and I are going to celebrate in Alaska in June so I will not have a lot of summer time left over to make my gifts.
I am so excited about this trip. It is so well deserved. The last time we took a big trip was our honeymoon.
Tutorial for bracelet is here

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Making the most of what I have

I just joined a new group called Fabriholics anonymous.
My goal for 2014 is to use what I have and not purchase unless I need it for backing.
I also have several UFO 's to complete.
My goals for 2014 are:
1.Quilt and bind Salvation Army Christmas angel quilt
2. Quilt and bind baby girl quilt
3. Quilt and bind granddaughter birthday quilt
4. Quilt and bind Easter quilt
5.Quilt and bind coneflower runner
6. Finish appliqué blocks from MaryWalker Blue quilt
7. Finish appliqué border from tweets quilt
8. Bind and quilt Mary Walker blue quilt(dreaming here)
9. Bind and quilt Tweets quilt(another dream)
10.finish paper pieced blocks for midnight at the Oasis quilt
11. Make new quilt for son with blocks from UFO
12. Make a Christmas wall quilt for daughter
13.make 3 robes for gifts
14. Make animal placemats for nieces gifts
15. Design jewelry and knickknacks for 12 days of Christmas gifts

Wow, my list is way too big!
Before I end the post I want to say thank you to all my cyber friends who ordered the bracelet set. I was able to send my girl back to school with some extra cash!
I leave you with a picture of the Baby girl  quilt I am quilting.




Friday, January 3, 2014

January's set

I have found some much joy and instant gratification making jewelry.
This  week's set is a garnet pearl glass bead 7 inch bracelet with Czech rose colored beads and a magnetic clasp.
Comes with 1 inch matching dangle earrings and I can make this set in any other colored beads and sizes.
Shipping and handling  is $3.00 in the USA and price for the set is $20.00+ shipping.
Please let me know if interested. For those of you who know me , I am helping my daughter through grad school so if I can sell a few things to help with living expenses it is gratefully appreciated.
Happy new year my cyber friends.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The most beautiful book

I have just received the most beautiful quilting book I have ever seen!
Judi from Green Fairy quilts has worked so hard to produce this amazing book on how to quilt wide open spaces.
Everytime I sit down to quilt I ponder on how I will quilt my project. Judi has provided step by step instructions with beautiful motifs showcased and the book even comes with a CD with quilting designs.
I am so looking forward to quilting my next project.
Thank you Judi and Clint