Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The spool is just to show the general size. She can either use it for a table topper or hang it up on the wall!
Hopefully she likes it. She lives out in Wyoming and has a couple horses, so I thought this would be neat to put on her wall.
Monday, December 20, 2010
My mom and aunt both had Pinafore purses cut out, and they had a blast getting motivation from each other through their "ordeal". From the time they began sewing, it probably took them a good 10-12 hours...but there was TONS of laughing involved! :)
I was able to begin a quilt for my friend that's having a baby. It matches the burp clothes I made her!
This is my quilting friend from college, Kristi. A few years ago we went into a quilt shop near where we went to college and she bought this batik kit! And the top is finally finished!
When I was in a quilt guild last year I joined in a block exchange and these blocks I made into a wall hanging for my quilting room. The binding is finally on!
Three people sewed at the table, and then my mom had the island and we put the cutting mat next to her.
This of course was the very same weekend it decided to snow two feet in Eau Claire, Wisconsin! My friend and I loved it though!!! Except for getting up by 5:00 am to go out and shovel the sidewalk all the way to our cars. This is Kristi, I'm shoveling in the background. We had 1 shovel between 3 people....so we took shifts! :)
When it finally stopped snowing, this is what the driveway looked like....there are two Buicks under there somewhere! :) I LOVE THAT MUCH SNOW!!! And here in Milwaukee it rained over an inch when it snowed over two feet in Eau Claire! I'm not sure what I like more, quilting, or playing in this much snow!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
It's a pattern idea I made up off of one of the Moda Bake Shop patterns. If you want to see the one I based this quilt off of, click here. This one is approximately 62x65 inches, so it's perfect for a large lap quilt! And the friend that I'm giving this to really doesn't like pastels, so I tried to use all bright colors, and for my second all-batik quilt, I think it turned out rather well! It was quick, easy, and I like the look of it and it gave me a chance to show off all the turtles in the fabric!!!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I have to say I'm a fan of the tilted nine patches. I wasn't sure how I felt about them when I first made them, but I really would like to make something with them again! Maybe this next time I'll put them together without sashing. For those of you who don't know me all that well, don't hold your breath. When I say I'm going to do a project, it means in my lifetime, not in the next month or so! :)
I had fish quilted on it to match one of the creme prints. And my Grandpa used to love to fly fish, and still loves to go fishing every chance he gets, even up to Lake of the Woods in Canada!
The flannel on the back makes it super comfy!!! I hope he likes it!
Who else is swamped making crafty/quilty things for Christmas? Are you going to do it again next year? Last year I said "never again".....well.....sure enough, I'm back at it. :)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
This morning the snow was falling lightly and it covered the trees and was beautiful!!! Although I'm sure when the wind picks up it'll blow off. I sure miss living up North!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
A couple months ago I took a co-worker to the quilt shop I work at and we took an hour to pick out two green fabrics! :) I had a great time though! It was actually really fun to get another person's ideas when she doesn't quilt! Here's the fabrics she came up with for her laptop bag....
And I should note that I came up with the general pattern from the Crafty Gemini and then made my own adjustments from there! Thanks Gemini! :) I used a couple of recycled plastic buttons for the closure and then sewed hair ties in the binding and looped them over the buttons! The last photo is the truest color.
The wall hanging was a set of 8 blocks (9 including my own) that I just threw together and am going to hang on my wall to replace some plain white wall in my new studio!
My grandpa's quilt is something that I started over a year ago but just finished up the other day. It's at the shop being quilted at the moment, as well as the wall hanging. I'll add photos once they're finished!
Just as a teaser I'll throw this photo in.... It's my scraps from a batik quilt that I've started for a friend. I'm pretty excited about it, and it's coming together quickly! Hopefully I'll have it done before hunting season so that it can be quilted by December....but we'll see.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
They're super cute and super easy!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday we got up early and were on the first ferry to Liberty Island! That was really neat! We sure got our $12 worth!!!
And after all of that, on our way back to the airport on Wednesday, my friend let me stop at the City Quilter quilt shop. I say "let" in the best sense of the word. She waited patiently while the lady cut my fabric and laughed when she totaled it all up! :) The only thing that was odd was that the store was open, but we had to ring a doorbell and be buzzed in!
It was really neat in there and I wish I had more time to look around, but the airlines wait for no one. I'll go back someday though! For all those thousands of people, they only had that one quilt shop!!! Huh! Weird!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
And then a "patternlet" by The Wooden Bear Quilt Designs. It's a penguin on a hand towel. I couldn't resist going through my stash when I got home and making one! He's super easy and super cute!!! And it helps that I found a great place for hand towels and the white flour towels as well! I love his beady little eyes.....
Look for another blog soon! I'm headed to New York City this coming Tuesday and Wednesday and have plans to visit the City Quilter!!! :)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Anyhow, before the wedding I had an entire day to kill! The ceremony was at 4:30, so I took myself up to Rockford, IL to a few quilt shops, and as it turns out they were having a shop hop! Fantastic!!! So...here's what I ended up buying....
I bought some random Kansas Troubles fabric for a log cabin that I'm collecting for. A few patterns, including a Christmas tree one, a watermelon log cabin, and a Mexican star pattern. A few other random yards of stuff, and then a kit (in the plastic kit bag) for a neat ice skating table runner by Atkinson Design.
What have you bought lately? :)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Here's a few pictures of some of the quilts we saw and how tiny the pieces actually were!!!
I put my hand up near the quilt, we weren't actually allowed to touch them, so my hand looks slightly bigger than it should be compared to the pieces, but it's pretty accurate! :)
The highlight of my day was this lady, Rebecca Barker, paints pictures of nature scenes, but that also tie in to a quilt block! For example, Ocean Waves has a scene of a shoreline, but faintly in the sand you can see the Ocean Waves quilt block pattern!!! I ended up buying the Alaska, Lilies, and Delectable Mt's. along with a few of her cards!
Check out her website!!!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I used Moda Blush for the purse.....
And I added another small pocket (on left) for my cell phone. I hate it when my cell phone rolls around unsupervised in my purse. And then I'm going to put a button hole on the top side of the big pocket to clip my badge for work or my keys on. That way they're not rolling around either!
I had to have some of this fabric! It's from the Windham Shelburne Circus line. I thought it'd be cool to have a ton of people around my waist! And I've been meaning to make a belt forever....so this was a good 10 minute project that I embarked on last night just before I went to sleep!
I also bought some kiwi fabric to make a belt out of. It's really neat! Great to wear with a pair of jeans! A nice pop of color!
So tell me, what do you want around your waist???
Not bad for the fruits of my boredom eh? :)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I picked this kind of eye confusing backing because they have cats. A black one and a red and orange one. Hopefully the colors and patterns will hide the cat hair! :)
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This block of the horse and the rooster is my favorite!
On this block I put a clothesline on there with some clothes and a teeny tiny quilt! :) It's even 3D!
Pretty cute, eh?
What are your thoughts? It was my first McKenna Ryan and I had it quilted at the quilt shop rather than doing it myself around each piece.