Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Fun finish....or finishes!!

I have a friend who has two wonderful little girls which he adores.  Having a bit of weakness where little girls are concerned I decided to make them each the same quilt from different fabrics.  A couple of charm packs of the print and the solid and a Moda Bakeshop pattern "Windy Days", a few pinwheels and there you go!

I decided to take some leftover charm squares and make each girl a matching doll quilt for their dolls.

I decided to back both quilts with pink minkee and the doll quilts with flannel.  I cannot wait to hear how they react to theses gifts.  They were lots of fun to make.  Hope they like them.
Now I can move on to other things I would like to finish before the holidays!

Hope all of you have some finishes in sight!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cleaning house....but wanting to sew.....

Thanksgiving is my day to cook for the family.  My husband and I are equals in the kitchen and we both put this meal on the table for our family.  First I have to pull myself out of the sewing room to clean my house.  I managed to do that for several hours but then found myself back in front of the sewing table.  How did I get back down there?  Hopefully work will be a bit slower this week and I can get home early enough to finish my dusting and such!

So I have a little console in my dining room and I wanted a little holiday topper to cover it, so I grabbed a charm pack and put this together.  A two hour table runner.

Then I ran the vacuum for awhile...and then I worked on some Bee blocks....almost done there.  I cleaned a little more and admired my clean counter tops that for some reason I rarely get to see,  Then I did this;

A little machine binding on a Christmas gift.  This needs to get in the mail this week for it's journey.

Here's how it looked finished
This Seeing Squares quilt sat close to the Cover Girl Squares and I like it amost as much.  The light brown paisley on the back is flannel.  Hope it keeps this little boy warm.  I quilted it in a kind of free form interlocking squares pattern.  The thread was Rainbows in a variegated blue/brown.  I like how it turned out.
Just a month or so until Christmas.  Wonder how many projects I can get done? 

Here's to the day where we give thanks for all of the wonderful things we are blessed with in our life.  My list of blessings is vast.  I count my quilting friends among the blessings.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Look at this fabulous cabinet!  I can't believe that I have this beautiful piece of furniture to sew from.  I have a few drawers still empty also!  That is incredible.  I am so pleased and sewing at table level is really nice.

My old cabinet is ready for a new home so if anyone is interested let me know.

My little Bernie loves her new cabinet and so do I.

I have been working on a few things.  Today is catch up on the Bee's day.  I have two blocks due for my BEE Neptune Bee.  One is a Dresden Plate, or two of them and then another Bee Neptune block and I have Stephenie's hibiscus to crank out.  I am looking forward to that one.  I love batiks!  I can't wait to finish these up.  I hate being behind.

Some other projects I have been working on.....I pulled this off the quilt frame yesterday.  It is one of two matching quilts I am pulling together for a friend I work with.  He has two little girls that he adores so I want to make them each a quilt that match in style but are made from different fabrics.  This is a Moda Bakeshop pattern made with Eva from Basic Grey.  I love this with most Basic Grey lines it has some Grunge in it.  I love, love Grunge in all colors.  The matching quilt is made from the Moda Happy line.  I am still putting that one together.

Minkee on the back from Urban Arts and Crafts!  Little girls love Minkee.  I will only use it on the frame,  sewing with this stretchy stuff is a true challenge.

I like having something on the quilter so I can piece for awhile and then quilt for awhile.  I guess I feel like I accomplish more that way.  So in that spirit I loaded this quilt yesterday.............

I am Seeing Squares again!  Making this quilt for a special little boy that lives very far away.  I made him a baby quilt but now he is a little boy and he needs a little boy quilt.  That paisley backing is flannel and I think both he and his Mom will love it.  I love the thought of my quilts keeping my favorite kids nice and warm.  I am gearing up for a little girl plus quilt....from stash of course.  So much fun.  Also in the immediate line up is my Funky Monkey Garden Fence quilt that I started some time ago.  Need to finish that for one of my greats for Christmas.  As always so much to do, so little time.  I need to find a way to end these 12 hour days at work.  It is really cutting in to my sewing time.

Until next time....happy quilting.