Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Aunt Martha's Cross Stitch

When I first saw these at an antique store I thought they were transfers. I had no idea Aunt Martha had cross stitch.
I would like to collect all of them. I would also like to find ways to use these. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Quilt Camp

This past weekend I had my own private quilt camp (without the tasty food). I made this quilt top using Carrie Bloomston's Paint collection. It is one of my new favorites, love this quilt. I also made pillows from two blocks I made years ago with Thangles. I did not like using them so I stopped at two blocks. I added a border to unify them, sewed on a back and their finished.

I also had time to make a make-up bag and a snap pouch from the Paint fabric. I gave this to a young lady at my church. As always with quilt camp I have a project I didn't finish. I wanted to make a couple small pumpkins but never got around to it. I do think it was a successful weekend of sewing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scrappy Happy

The first round of the first six blocks in my scrappy quilt. Fabric is leftover from quilts I made two years ago for Kylie, Abbie and Lilie. It's been sitting in a box just waiting for me to find a home for it. Now I have.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What are you working on Wednesday

For years I have been moving this fabric around in the attic, not quite knowing what to do with it. I don't even remember where it came from.  Last week I decided I needed to make something or get rid of it so I brought it down from the attic. When I unfolded it I discovered I had started to make a bag with it, but I don't remember sewing it. Oh well. So today I finished it. It's bright and fun and big, just what I need after this past winter. So what are you working on?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mini quilt turned placemat

I have half a dozen of the mini charm packs and I want to start using them. I do not like quilts on the walls nor do I need any doll quilts. I finally decided to make a placemat to use outside. Barb had given me a kit and a couple patterns so I got to work. This is made from Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends for Moda. I love the way it turned out. I ordered the border fabric on line after I had finished the main part. It is about 18" x 20". I love the way it turned out. I am going to quilt it myself, probably stitch in the ditch, and bind it with the same fabric as the border. I actually had enough to do two and I am going to make a small square quilt to set in the middle of the table. I would now like to find two red and white Fire King plates to use with them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birth Day 1974

Now that the big day has passed I can post the quilt I made for Heather's 40th birthday.

 I found the calender towel a few years ago and knew I needed to build a quilt around it. I wasn't sure of the design so I put it away until this past October.

 I started the project while in Arizona and was determined to finish it for Heather's birthday.

I am  very happy with the result.