Monday, June 27, 2011

Old, New, Green and Blue!

I have made a promise to myself that this summer I will finish up one "old" project or WIP before starting a new one. Which gives me great motivation because there are so many projects in my head that I want to do.

Something Old - Memorial Day weekend we went to NY for a visit. I decided that since I would need something to do while enjoying the scenic car ride I prepared the binding for this scrap quilt that I made years :) ago. It has always been for "me" so I never felt the need to get it completely finished . . . someday. It did bring back many memories of the first 15 or more quilts that I made. I love scraps and this incorporated all of the memories of the quilts and who I have made them for all in one. Plus it felt good to have something completed that had been around for so long unfinished.

Something New - Pink. I like her songs. I like the color. It's Kaffe and Kona. I quilted it myself using straight lines. It's snugly and Jeffrey declared it a keeper. It is the first one added to my personal collection that I made start to finish for ME!

Something Blue and Green - These are the twenty fat quarters that Jeffrey helped me pick out for our new project. Yesterday he and Nicholas helped me lay them out. So soon we will have another quilt to add to our collection.

There has been other sewing in between this and my last post, but mostly utility in nature. Fixing Tae Kwon Do uniforms and equipment and hemming pants. School is out and birthdays are over so I won't have to put the sewing machine away as much so that the dining room table is usable. I am hoping to spend some quality time with her this summer.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just One Star

Moda Fabrics is participating in a Quilts of Valor program to make quilts for soldiers. They are asking for quilters to make a star block and send it in so that they can be assembled into quilts for Flag Day to be presented to soldiers. I made three from my scraps to show our support.

Jeffrey is very much in love with the "soldier life" like most little boys. He helped me to pick the fabrics. I am trying to teach him that being a soldier is not all glory and this was another way to bring the message to him that war has a price. It is an honorable thing to be a soldier and I want him to know and respect all aspects of it. You can get more information about the project here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The reason they call it 'madness' . . .

Is because it truly is addictive. Mug Rug Madness that is. Once you make one you want to make another. For me it is the satisfaction of a complete project in just hours plus they are stickin' cute. Must make more!

Monday, March 21, 2011

National Quilting Day 2011

This weekend was National Quilting Day. Most of this fabric is left over from another project with some new added in.

I have wanted to make this Carpenter's Star for a while now. I just decided that it was time to stop moving the fabric around and just sit down and do it. Now all I have to do is put the borders on it and quilt.

I can't wait to see it finished!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One Week One Quilt

What do you do when you go to Jinny Beyer's Quilt Shop and she has a sale. Well of course you buy fabric! Since I was on winter break and hadn't sewed in months I got some fabric and designed this quilt. It was such pretty fabric and a treat for myself. I had it done in a week in between the movies, playing new games from Christmas, football and all the other things you do to keep children occupied and a house running. I can't wait to get it quilted!

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Tooth Fairy Pocket

December 29, 2010 - Finally our first tooth came out. All it took was a good cartoon and a pear. Go sit and work on your tooth. He came back with it turned around backwards and hanging on by a thread. So I reached in with a tissue and plucked it out!

Making a tooth pillow has been on the list for months now. It has taken that long for the tooth to finally come out. Thank goodness it was winter break and we could make it right away. We took some scraps from the scrap bag and got to work.

This is something that I just "created" no pattern. Only my second zipper and my first button hole. Love my sewing machine. What a dream to own a Janome.

Jeffrey was impressed and very happy. The tooth fairy left him a gold dollar in his pocket and he has something to collect his teeth in.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Gnome, Gnome, Gnome . . .

We spent the weekend making gnomes. They were so much fun. Each has their own personallity. We used this tutorial from Gingercakes.

I think someone in my house is going to have a hard time letting these go to their new homes for Christmas. He has enjoyed playing with them and they have had many careers so far. The receivers will get one well loved gnome.
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