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!

Friday, March 29, 2013

I am doing a Block of the Month, A Graceful Stitch, with Gathering Fabrics of Woodinville. I just finished the ruched flowers. It was fun to prepare. The flowers are a bit heavy but they look wonderful. I started with a 1 1/2" WOF strip. Folded it in half and basted along the bottom. This basting line is important because your fabric will want to fray.


 
I then basted a scalloped line. As you come to the fold of the fabric your thread loops over the other side and begins the next. It is easiest to baste a couple of scallops and then pull the threads to create the pedals.  Once you have pulled the entire strip into a collective grouping you begin to create the flower.  The flower is created by twisting the pedals in circular rows and sewing at the basting line by hand.









 




 This flower was created with 1 1/2" X 22". The WOF strip is a better way to go with the pattern.


 



Friday, March 1, 2013

I am clinically insane...

So I have been sewing like a crazy person. I am preparing for a quilt retreat and I am setting myself up to do free motion work!! Yea right. I got a little obsessed the other day and decided to recreate my Baby Lock Crescendo machine out of Legos. Can you believe it. I love my machine that much!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Here we go again.  I am getting into it now !  I went on retreat in September and started a new quilt.  It is done!  I am excited to say that my husband will now have a quilt.  Created from the heart of all the t-shirts that he has ever collected at his basketball camp.  It is call Hoopaholics and it is a camp that benefits Child Haven.  He has been going for probably 22 years so this is quite a memory quilt for him.
He is not getting this until Christmas so SHHhhhhh.  It is a secret!!  But I am truly excited.  I did GREAT birthday for him this year and I am going to nail Christmas.  He is SO hard to buy for and I think he will truly like this one!

Also I finished Almost Alice's quilt.  It has been 2 years and so really...  It was about time.  I hope she likes it.  Mark bought the Block of the month for me on my 50th birthday.  And now I will give it to her for her 50th birthday.  Looking forward to it!

This Friday I will be going to an sew day and get a chance to work on the charity quilts.  I can really put that new Baby Lock to work!  Cannot wait!!