Friday, September 25, 2009
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.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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
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
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.
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
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!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Annie just got a beautiful new laptop computer and while she was here this weekend asked if I could make her a case for her computer like the one I made for Dustin. I said sure and we headed for the fabric store. Here is what we came up with. I am thrilled with how it turned out. I actually like it better than I like Dustin's. I guess you learn from your mistakes.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I just finished this quilt. I am in love with it. The pattern was "Wallflower" by Thimble Blossoms and the fabric was Soiree by Lila Tueller. I am absolutely in love with the fabric. I need to buy more so that I can do something else with it.
The quilt is for my Aunt to give as a baby gift. It is going to her best friend's first granddaughter. I was told that the mom likes pink, polka dots and preppy. I grew up with her so imagine the pressure to make it perfect! :) My aunt loves it, so now we need to wait and see what Mom and Grandma think. Keep your fingers crossed.
All of the flower parts and the monogramed circle were all hand stitched down, and I did the quilting. I think it took close to 20 hours. But to me, that was 20 hours of doing something I love. So, long story short... it was great!
This is a picture of the back of the quilt... it was pieced too. I love the interest it gives it. It is basically a two sided quilt now.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
It was a hand made holiday this year for Christmas. I made several gifts for our family.
This is a journal cover that I made for my cousin Stephanie.
A knitting needle holder and bag for Joanne. She always carries her projects to and from places in paper bags. I decided that it was about time she was more stylish while knitting.
A purse for Gammy. She chose the colors, I chose the pattern.
A crayon roll for our friend's daughter, Brenna.
And a quilt for my mom.