Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Quilted Spring Table Runner

I wanted to make a Spring table runner and this is the result.  I started out with some lemon fabric scraps and pulled more fabric and scraps to go with it.  I like it a lot better in person than in these pictures.

 

The backing is green and white dotted.  I can flip it over for a whole new look.




I used the sew and flip/quilt as you go method, but I just had to go back and add some more quilting.  I love how the swirls turned out.  I sewed the binding on completely by machine and it turned out great and was such a time saver. 


I added a basket of hand made spring colored cloth napkins and some dollar store fruit on a white platter.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Harper's Quilt

Here is a quilt I recently made for a new Great, Great Niece, Harper.  My inspiration was from a quilt made by my friend, Little Pen Pen, shown HERE.
 
 These aren't the best pictures, because it was a cold, windy morning, and I was quickly trying to get a few pictures before heading out to the baby shower.




I love that one little block with Little Red Riding Hood.

The backing.

I really like how it turned out.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Brayden's Quilt

I made this quilt for my newest nephew, Brayden.  In this picture, it has already been washed and dried.  The borders are made from some light weight denim and I wanted to make sure everything would wash well.  It did fine!


The center fabric was too cute to cut up and then sew back together, so I just used it as it was.  It's perfect for a little boy.  The words says, "What happens on my tractor, stays on my tractor".


The back is made from red, white and blue fabric.


I'm now working on a little girl baby's quilt.  Almost every baby quilt I make is for a boy.  Its so nice to be able to use some pink.  I'll be posting a picture of it very soon, as I am almost finished quilting it as we speak.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday Sewing

Here it is February 1st already! I'm not a fast quilter, but I did manage to sew the final two borders on this quilt top today.



It measures 72 X 82.  I plan to quilt and bind it in February.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday - The Road Trip Quilt Along Blocks

Like so many other quilters, I am trying to finish some UFOs this year, before starting any new projects.  These blocks were made during the summer of 2012, as I followed along on the Road Trip Quilt Along that was hosted by the Sewing By Moonlight Blog.  


There are 16 blocks that needed to be sewn together into a quilt top.  I never did get the North Carolina block made that I planned.  Its still on my quilting bucket list though! I found fabric in my stash that would work for the sashing and corner stones.... because another quilting goal for 2015 is to use the fabric I have on hand.  I have been so blessed by the gift of fabric from my sister, sister-in-law and the mother of a coworker/friend at work.

I started working on it Saturday, January 3rd, and I've made quite a bit of progress this week. 


It works for me to try to work on projects for 15 minutes each morning before work.  This time around I am also trying to do 15 minutes after work.  I can usually do this while supper is cooking or while waiting for hubby to get home.

I spent some time on New Year's Day organizing my sewing room and moving some things around.  I moved the sewing machine to another window and I like it much better there.  Before I looked out on the road in front of my house and now I can look out over the fields.  This time of year there are no crops out there, so I can see for quite a long distance.

This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sometimes you just have to unplug....

Sometimes you just have to unplug for a while.  I haven't been doing any blog posts, visiting Facebook or maintaining my Etsy Shop for a while.

But, I am slowly becoming more motivated to "plug back in".  With the new year of 2015 looming on the horizon, I feel the need to do some new things.  I like new beginnings and making new goals.

I haven't done any quilting lately, either, but I have been in the sewing room the last few days and am really regaining my motivation to create!

These projects aren't exactly quilts, but they do contain some quilt batting, so do they qualify as projects to show on a quilting blog?  I hope so!

I am making key fobs for Christmas gifts, but this one is for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Kate Spain Fabric (thanks Auntie M!)


These are Christmas stockings for my five grandsons.  I made the two on the right end recently for the two newest little guys.


They are hung by age.  The oldest is 7, the next one is almost 2, the next one is 18 months, the next one is 5 months and the last one is 4 months.

I hope to be posting more regularly now, so I hope you'll keep reading!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Papa Jack Quilt

I finished the Papa Jack Quilt for my hubby, just in time for cooler weather.  Its twin size and is perfect for him to use as a throw while in his recliner.

Isn't he cute?!!

He loves it because the colors are masculine and I like it because the colors are fall like.





This quilt was made with fat quarters cut into nine inch squares.  Its a very easy quilt to make and its also easy to choose colors when using fat quarters.