Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A bunch at once

Since this is a new blog for just me and my crafting (my other is for my Daughter) I have not put on all of my projects quite yet, but am slowly working on it.  These are preliminary pictures of a lot of my stuff.  I have all of the quilts shown now finished but have not taken "finished" pictures of them yet.  I will plan to enlist my husband to help me with that soon.  But for the time being, these will have to do.

This is the first quilt that I completed.  It is on it's way to be donated to the NICU in our local hospital.  When my daughter was born she was in the NICU for 5 days and received a quilt while she was there.  That was such a glimmer of happiness during the hard days that we encountered.   I wanted to give that to other moms so I asked my mother in law for help.  Being a quilter for last 30 plus years I knew she was the one to turn to.  This is the reason I decided to start quilting.

The first quilt that I made for myself.

Another quilt for the hospital.  Try to ignore the spot in the middle.  It was wet from me trying to get a chocolate hand print, graciously put on by my daughter, off of it.

This was the first bag that I made.  I am happy with how it turned out, and now we use it as a swimming bag for swimming lessons each week.

This quilt was made for my daughter for her 1st birthday.  It screams "little Girl" and that is exactly what I was hoping for!

Yet another quilt for the hospital.  

From Old to New

A few weeks ago our neighbors who have 2 girls, 12 and 9, and a little boy, 4, brought down this rocking chair for RIley.  Their older girls are too big for it, and their little boy refuses to use it because it is too "girly."  Well, lucky Riley.  I decided that it was a little outdated and dirty so I recovered it and Dustin repainted it.  I am so excited with how it turned out and Riley loves it!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Annie's Bag

This was the bag from... you know where.  I first of all started it for my mom, but by the time that I was half way through I decided that it was way to big for her and she would never use it for anything.  I then decided that it was perfect for my sister and her weekend trips to see us.  The entire time I was making it I was frustrated and couldn't wait to get it done.  But the minute I finished it I fell in love with it.  I have wanted to make myself one since I gave it away but have not been able to bring myself to it yet.  It is quite large, and very sturdy.  It would make a great swimming bag for Riley and I.  Hmmm... maybe by the end of the summer I will attempt it again.

Little Duck Quilt

I made this quilt for one of Dustin's co-workers.  He was on his 4th baby and I thought that he needed something special.  It was my first attempt at applique and it turned out really well.  I was very pleased with it.  I think it is the quilt that I am the most proud of to date.

Needle Book

This is a quick little needle book that I through together without a pattern.  I was sick of my needles falling all over the place, so I put this together.  I just stitched two pieces of fabric together with a layer of batting in between, put on a binding and blanket stitched the two together.  

Summer Pants