Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WIP WEDNESDAY - Summer Plans

Its Wednesday and Lee at Freshly Pieced is cracking the WIP again! I do need some motivation!

Ok, the temperatures this week have reached the mid nineties, so its time to start staying indoors and work on quilts.

I am making quilting plans for the Summer of 2011! Last summer I made a nine patch block a day and thoroughly enjoyed the process and the resulting quilt. So I've been thinking about what I want to get accomplished by Labor Day. The wisest decision would be to finish my WIPs.

I have to be honest with you. My WIPs are the same as they were a month ago, but here goes:

Handquilting Baptist Fans on the Grandma Quilt:

Bluberri Breezes quilt top, ready to be pin basted and quilted:

The red and white double nine patch quilt top in progress:

My summer goal is to finish these three quilts.

..... And maybe start a new one!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

FNSI Results - Pillowcase Number 5

This Pillowcase is for my daughter whose favorite color is aqua blue and her favorite flower is the white daisy. The daisy fabric is soft flannel and I hope it will be comfy for her to lay her princess head on next Christmas. She will be 31 in June, but she's still my princess.

My thanks go to Handmade by Heidi for hosting Friday Night Sew In!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gentleman's Quarters

The Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival is here and this is my entry for Spring 2011.
Click HERE to see all the quilts on display at Amy's Creative Side.

This is a quilt I made for my son, Jacob, from his old blue jeans and flannel. He loves this quilt. Its kind of heavy and he can't hurt it because all of the fabric has been washed and dryed countless times before it ever evolved into a quilt. I just throw it into the washer and dryer or like the picture, hang it on the line. Its handquilted, which was kind of hard since the jean material is so thick!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew In - Christmas Gift Number 5

Handmade by Heidi

Its time for Friday Night Sew In this Friday night, so you know what that means. I decided to make at least one Christmas gift each month during Friday Night Sew In and so I will be making pillow case Number 5.

This one will be for my daughter and will be made from flannel. The fabric is currently in the washing machine being preshrunk, so is unavailable for a photo.

To sign up for Friday Night Sew In, Click HERE.

I'll be back Saturday with my results!

Monday, May 16, 2011

From Mug Rugs to Baby Pad?

After seeing the mug rugs I made as gifts recently, two of the recipients requested that I make some a little larger to be used for baby pads. It never occurred to me that these would work, but I complied with the requests and here is a set of three for girl baby.

They can be used for burp cloths, changing pads or many other uses. They measure 10 X 15. I'm planning to put some of these in my Etsy Shop, but gardening is still taking priority over sewing. Soon, I will get back into the swing of things with sewing.

This set will be part of a baby gift containing various items. I think they would look nice rolled up and tied with a ribbon, sticking up out of a basket of baby goodies.

Happy Monday to you!