Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Birds in the Vines" wall hanging for my living room wall

I finished putting the sleeve on my "posey patch" (name of the pattern) wall hanging so that I could hang it on the quilt rack over my living room sofa.
I will include a close up of the quilting.  I used my embroidery module to quilt each block with a
motif, then I free motioned the cornerstones and green borders.
The orange sashing was done with a walking foot.
The other pictures show the label and the original fabric used for each of the "posey patches".

Finally getting a few of my UFO's completed.  This was a class I took in Feb 2013.  
The quilt coordinates perfectly with the table runner on my coffee table shown in the previous post.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Braided Table Runner

Time for another post of another project.  I made this table runner for my coffee table in the living room.  I love it and it looks great on my table.  Working on some other projects for my living room and will post them too.  I used the decorative stitches on my Bernina to quilt it.

Chevron baby quilt for my new Grandson

I have not given up on quilting, just letting the blog slide for awhile.  Want to share a few things I've completed.  I made a chevron baby quilt for my new grandson who was born in May.  Here is the quilt, my label, and a picture of his brothers holding it up for the camera.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

"Sparkling Sea Glass" pictures posted with 2 ribbons.

I told you in my last post that I was entering this quilt in our guild's quilt show.  The judging was
on Friday and Saturday and my quilt got 2 ribbons.  I will post pictures of the the quilt with the ribbons
after the show.  I was really excited and very humbled.  As this is only my 2nd quilt (other than ones
for grandsons), I did not expect any awards.
I just added the pictures as promised.  Got so many compliments on my quilt.  Thanks for all the encouragement.  Was very please with "First Place" and "Best of First Time Quilt Show Entry".  

Friday, January 31, 2014

Easy Street mystery quilt picture as promised

I promised a few posts ago that I would add my picture of my completed quilt.  Well here she is and
the more I look at this quilt, the more I grow attached to it.  I am calling it:  Sparkling Sea Glass.
The quilt finished at 99" x 99".   It was quilted by "Sew Finished" Diana Marchand in an allover pattern of vines and butterflies.  The quilt is being entered in the Seaside Piecemaker's "Timeless Treasures" quilt show on March 7th and 8th.
For more info see their website:
This quilt will be a college graduation gift to my Niece.  Wouldn't it be great if I could give it to her with the ribbon it wins at the show.  Don't tell her, its a surprise.  I am pretty sure she doesn't know her Aunt has a blog and I hope she doesn't find out until after graduation, lol.

I've started teaching two elementary school girls how to sew.  I am having as much fun as they are, what a great part time job.  We've worked on a few projects.   The wine coasters and little wallets I showed in the last post.  Then we made aprons.  I will have to post pictures of my two prototypes.
The girls love to sew, both have their own machines and are learning basics by doing different projects.  Our next lesson is to work on straight 1/4" seams by sewing 6 strips to make a "Scrappy Trips" block. Thanks again, Bonnie Hunter, for the free pattern.  The blocks the girls are making will go
into a Scrappy Trips quilt I will make to donate to a local charity.

It's late and time for bed.  My next post will be to show and tell about my classes I took recently with
Karen Kay Buckley.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Purses, Coasters, and Wallets Oh My!

Well I see it's been way too long since I posted.  I have been busy.  Easy Street is done and quilted.
Have to make a label and a sleeve as this baby is going in our guild's quilt show in March.
We have a boutique at our quilt show with handmade items donated by our crafty guild members.
I have been busy making coasters ( they are the kind you can put your wine glass in or use as a regular coaster) and little wallets.  I am also in charge of planning member/teacher classes.  In September we are teaching the Bailey Island Hobo Bag by Two Aunties.  I made one at our last quilt retreat so I could assist the teacher.  I am making another, it was fast and fun to make.  The purse uses 2 1/2" strips and has four nice pockets inside.  Check out the pattern.  Promise again to post Easy Street, want to take some good pictures of it outside in the grass against my garden.  Still trying to figure out what to name it, I want something special.  Off to work on a Thanksgiving and Christmas project.  Happy Sewing!!