Sep 29, 2013

New Quilt Top

New quilt top completed for the grandson we are expecting in Februrary!  This one is for at Grandma's house.

Aug 22, 2013

Catching Up

The last time I posted, I was thinking about Spring....now Summer is almost over!  Even though I don't post on this site much, I do post for the clubs at our local Ben Franklin here.

Finally got my sewing room cleaned out and started a big basket with almost completed projects to be more diligent about completing.   Today, I got this pillowcase made for a special neighbor gal who is quite the ice skater.  Can't wait to see the smile on her face.

 
Back in 2009, I had made these pillows.  Gave them a whole new look this week....

Planning to put them in the camper.
 
 
These were my personal projects.   Below are some samples I made for the shop.....
 
Great instructions.
 
And, a new tote from Lazy Girl,
using an iron on vinyl.
 
I come to my blog mostly to use the sidebar to see what everyone else is posting.   Always looking for good ideas.
 
 

Apr 14, 2013

Ten inches of new snow this week, but I'm thinking Spring!


 


new couch pillow covers

Pillowcases

 
 
 
Another set of pillows for my guest room (second sewing room...).  It's hard to tell from this distance, but they do have a crocheted edge.
That was the last of the fabric Sugar Flower I had from Leicen. 
 
 

Apr 13, 2013

Table Topper

Bought this fabric at AQS show in Grand Rapids, last year.   Have enough to make another table topper and some hot pads.   It's a Pieced Tree Pattern. 

Apr 12, 2013

A New Quilt in the works

For many years now, I've been wanting to make a quilt for my bed.  Our wallpaper, in that room, is very "busy".   Recently, we got in some mini jelly rolls.  I picked one up, and thought it had all the colors of my wallpaper in it.....found a pattern I thought would work.  Made up a few blocks, but all I could see were smiley face icons......

 
So then, I thought about removing the "smiles" and staggering the blocks...
Another friend felt that there was no place for an eye to rest...still too busy.  She had recently made a quilt using the new Log Cabin Ruler from Creative Grids.   We played with the colors and settled on four that went well with the wallpaper.

 
So far, I have 50 blocks made.   I'm thinking it's gonna take 104 to make a king sized quilt.  The following pictures show several of the ways the blocks can be arranged.  I hopeful to get enough done to play a little more with the style that will work best in this room.

 
So many options....
 

Mar 1, 2013

Completed projects!

 First, something old......I started this sweater years ago.  It was forgotten and sleeveless all that time...but not anymore!  It's a Pure and Simple Neckdown Sweater.
 
Made with Cascade 220
 
 
 
A new Knitting Bag
Mondo Bag.   This will hold alot of stuff!  
 
Feels good to actually be getting a few things made.  If I could just keep up with a balance of old and new projects for the rest of this year...