Monday, August 18, 2014

College Quilt Gifted

Our youngest leaves for college this Thursday. So this is the last post I will post for a while.  We will be taken her and getting her all settled. But before I take a break I would like to show you the quilt I made for her for college. I am sure many of you know that dorm beds are twin XL. I like to make dorm quilts a double so they can tuck them in on the side.
Maggie choose aqua and coral.  I will admit I have never used coral so it was fun to find those fabrics.

The pattern we choose was
Happy Zombie

Patio


Pattern found


I just made it larger.
This was a fun, mordern pattern and had easy instructions to follow.

What was funny was that after we picked the fabric and the pattern, Maggie did not want to see the quit until it was finished.

It was hard to hand quilt because I could only work on it when she was out of the house. I quilted the quilt in a cross-hatch pattern. 

So without further ado, I present

Patio in Aqua and Coral.







Have a wonderful week and I will "see" you soon.

Happy Sewing!




Saturday, August 16, 2014

50 States

Oh my gosh this has my name written all over it!

It is the 50 States Stitching Club hosted by Mollie of Wild Olive.


It has all the elements I love.
First, America!
then quilting, paper piecing, embroidery, raw edge applique, who could ask for more.
This staredt a few weeks ago but I just joined.  You can join anytime you wish.
Each week we will receive a state mofit to embroider and some fun facts about the state. Mollie is working in sections and we are now in the Eastern Part of the USA.

I started by printing out the star pattern on cardstock (sad face they did not have pink). Cut them out and began to paper piece the points with White Kona.


I hit my stash and decided to go very Patriotic. 


I made NJ!  how cute is this little guy! 



Next will be adding the star points and appliqueing it on to the fabric.  I also have to remember to blot off the embroidery stitching lines. 
 I have a few more to make to catch up but I adore handwork so there is no rush.

Come join the fun!
All information can be found 


Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you do something you love.




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Green and Navy Quilt Gifted!

The king size green and navy quilt that I have been working on is done and gifted to my DD and SIL.

It went from...





To into the washing machine.


Into the Dryer.


Fresh, warm, fluffy and cozy out of the dryer.


And, to its new home!


Hey! Two little monkeys jumping on the bed.  
Baby brother was sounds asleep for this photo shoot.






This was a super fun quilt to make!  I see more of this pattern in my future.

Happy Sewing!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Farming

I have been Farming again!  Here is my new batch of blocks.

#23 Country Farm



#34 Flock



#44 Gentleman's Fancy



#77 Seasons


#109 Windows



And my favorite block from this crop...

#103 Whirlwind


Adorable bird fabric from Donna's Lavender Nest.

Thanks for stopping by the farm!

Happy Sewing!




Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Zipper Pouch


Not much machine sewing going on at this time.  
Summer fun has been calling!

I have however been hand quilting a king size quilt, so that is done in the evening in front of the TV.


I did make a new zipper pouch.
I had bought this super cute fabric at Joann's, but I thought I would quilt it before I turned it into any project.

So, fabric, batting, backing, draw a few lines and hit the machine.  Now quilted fabric!




I pulled up my favorite tutorial from Melanie on my i-pad and got started.
Tutorial can be found HERE

I did change it up a little.

I made it bigger and I added inside pockets


.

The hardest part for me was to make sure that when I turned the bag right side out the pockets were not upside down!  I was working with, the front, the back, the lining, the zipper and the pockets!


But I am thrilled at how it turned out!




Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Sewing!

BTW, I put all the For Love of Hand Embroidery on one page with a link on the side-bar. 



Monday, July 28, 2014

Nested Churn Dash Flimsy

First I would like to thank Jane from  Quilt Jane Want it, Need it, Quilt  What a wonderful block! Fun, fast, and a great scrap buster.

Thank you to my readers who left me suggestions for the sashing.
I am a naught girl. I do not think I listed to any of you, so sorry for that.  
I auditioned different fabrics, yellow, not the right shade.  Light blue, too light.  Red, too much.  Then I tried navy. I liked it!  So here she is with navy sashing and red strip cornerstones.  I am going to bind it in red. 


I took her outside for her photo shoot but my goodness it was windy!  These are the photos I was able to capture.





I made 9 Churn Dash blocks.
The sashing was cut at 2.5 inches.
The cornerstones were also cut at 2.5 X 2.5 

This top finished at approximately 80 X 80.

Now for a backing and a quilting idea!

She will be put away for awhile because my new grandbaby's quilt is ready to start!

Happy Sewing!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oh, I So Want To Make These!!

I know many of you are familiar with Helen Phillips and her blog


But if not, you are missing out.

I just love evrything she makes. The colors she uses (a lot of pink) and the projects she creates.  She is so inspiring to me and I am sure many others.
Yesterday"s post was so inspiring that I asked Helen if I could post some of her pictures. She said yes, because she is so kind.

These are mug rugs, coasters, little mats, whatever you would like to call them. They are made from hexies. 
You know I love a good hexie project!

These are on my to DO list, not to try but to DO!

Here is a link to her post and some pictures to make your mouth water.
The post is called:






These may now be on your to do list too!

Happy Sewing!