Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas Gifts of 2009

I made several gifts for Christmas this year. The first was a computer bag. I used an Amy Buttler pattern. After taking the photos I added a strap and latch to the bag. I am quite happy with how it turned out.

I attempted my first T-Shirt quilt for a family friend. It ended up being more work that what I originally thought it would be, but I am thrilled with how it turned out.

She had many odd sized graphics so I put all of those on the back.

A bag for my cousin. I had made this one for myself in the past and she loved it so I made one for her too. I LOVE the fabric! She did too.

Erin and Joe's Wedding Quilt

A good friend of mine got married a few months ago. This is the quilt that I made for her. I think it is my favorite one thus far. I am in love with the colors and the texture it got after being washed.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Craft Fair

Next weekend I am taking part in a craft fair up in Appleton.  It is the first one that is being held so I have my fingers crossed that it goes well.  This is what I have made to sell.  I am also doing quilts to order.  I am hoping that I don't run out of things but sell most of my stuff.  But, who knows!  We will have to see.

Crayon and colored pencil rolls:

Kleenex holders:

Hobo Bags:

Travel Baby Wipes Containers:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Finally the fifth of five!

I just finished the fifth quilt of the five I needed to get done this last month. This one got done a week later than I would have liked, but at least it got done before the baby came! The fabrics are Moda's Sultry by Basic Grey and I love them! I am very pleased with how this one turned out. I hope that the mom is as well!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

4th of 5 plus another one

Last week Brenna, the daughter of our good friends, came over for 3 days while her parents were at work. She is 7 and kept asking me to teach her how to sew. I decided to help her make a doll quilt. This is what we ended up with. She did the foot peddle on her own and all I really did was help guide the fabric. She did a fabulous job don't you think!

This is the fourth of the five quilts I have needed to get done in the last month. It was for a baby shower gift for our good friends. They loved it, so do I! The flowers are all appliqued on and I did the quilting on it. It is bright, but the more that I saw it, the more it grew on me. I love the green polka dot sashing!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

2 of 4 plus 1

The month of August has been very busy in my sewing and quilting world. I have had 4 quilts that have needed to be started and finished. Here are pictures of two of them. The other two are not quite finished yet.

This first was a quilt that my aunt gave as a baby shower gift. She picked out the pattern and said that the soon to be grandma wanted only purples. This was quite a challenge for me because I am not a lover of purple. But, my sister-in-law who is said that she really liked it. Now lets hope she wasn't just being nice!

This is the back of the quilt.

This quilt my mom gave as a baby shower gift to a friend of hers. It is a ragged quilt. It is made of flannel fabrics, the seams are sewn out and then clipped which makes the quilt very fuzzy and soft. I love how it turned out.

The back.

For Mother's Day I had made my mom a travel cosmetic bag to replace the ziploc bag that she had been using. I finally got around to making the matching make-up bag for her. I am thrilled with how it turned out and I think she is too.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Katie and Renzo's wedding quilt

I made this quilt for my good friend and her new husband as a wedding quilt.  I used Heather Mulder Peterson's fabric Rebel Roses and designed it off of one of her quilts as well.  I don't know if she has an actual written pattern for hers or not, I just looked at her picture and drew up one similar.  I love how it turned out.  I hope Katie and Renzo enjoy it as much as I did making it for them!