Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Baby Quilt

Sarah Riley is having a BABY GIRL. I am so thrilled for her and PAtrick. I went to a baby shower last weekend and it was a fun event. That little girl is going to come into this world wanting for nothin'.

I am hoping they stick with the name Scarlett Mae because I LOVE IT! So I am showing you the wall hanging that I made for that little babe. I got the embroidery Design from the Golden Needle Designs. The idea for this quilt came from a pattern called Party Bags.

Really fun to put together. I thought that that little babe could learn animal names, colors and play find the missing toy inside the bags.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Want a luxurious comfy quilt???

I thought I would share a little something with you that has come back into my world. Years ago I made a quilt for a friend who said she wanted her quilt to have a very soft backing. I went to Susan at Gathering Fabrics to try and solve this without having the playful minky. Susan had just the thing. We used Fireside by Moda. I loved it so much I created a laptop for myself.

Why am I talking about this now? While in the middle of making two t-shirt quilts for my nieces. There mother came over to help me cut fabric. She sat back in a chair and grabbed my lap quilt and instantly fell in the love with the backing. So we have changed one of the quilts to include this Fireside fabric. Let me tell you it is luxurious and 60" wide! Thank goodness Susan still carries this lovely fabric.

Things to know, much like minky it has a lot of give one way and not the other so you have to be mindful. Also when loading it on the longarm machine you want to ensure you know which way this backing will stretch. But the two quilts that I have created (quilted by Laurie Gustafson) absolutely showcase the quilting work. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This summer has been Busy

We got a new puppy on April 28th. Remington is a Golden Retriever who is the love of our lives. He fits right in with our family and it has all been good. So our payment for the puppy is T-Shirt quilts. Yep, Brittany and Jordan graduated from High School this year and they have a stack of t-shirts that need to be transformed.

I am bragging here when I say that I pulled these off without a pattern. It looked so simple! I should have learned years ago when I thought I could teach myself to quilt. (insert belly laugh). Making sure all the squares and stripes lined up was a fun dilemma.

I have another to share soon. But if I post it, the recipient may get a spoiler alert. So in September I will post again. In the meantime I still have many t-shirts to play with the backs!



Thursday, February 6, 2014

OK It is now time to create for the fandom. My son is a Brony and truly a fan of My Little Pony. So I went out on a website and found embroidery. He now has a sachel and a sweatshirt that has cutie marks on his shoulders.

What I am hoping to do is make up a lot of merchandise to take to their conference in July. Everfree is an awesome venue for these Bronies and Pegasisters! I am hoping that I can make finger-less gloves, scarves, bags and things for both male and female. Stay tuned!! As soon as I get the OK I will start posting my creations!

The one you see in this photo is Eli's much loved sachel...

Check out this miracle shot of my Bronie. We were at a restaurant and when suddenly a rainbow appeared. How awesome is that??

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

OK, I did it. I got onto my machine out and did free motion!! I did it! This is a trapunto project. It turned out great. It definitely looks homemade, and maybe that is what I liked best. I got this pattern on Etsy from Cherry Blossom Quilting Company. I appliqued this top as well as the tree below last year. It is pure fear that held me back from completing it Now I am thrilled and ready to do more!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Well I got ahead of the curve and finished the top for the Saturday Sampler. I am hoping to send it off to Got Kwilts to have it quilted. It turned out great. I am still wondering if I should applique the borders. I have time to noodle on it!
I am also in a competition for creating a handbag. I know this is a sewing kit but... It was so fun to make. The pattern is by Yoko Saito. It was so fun. She s from Japan, most of the pattern is in French with a little English to set you straight.  Smile...


It was so fun to hope I was getting it correct. Crazy fun!