Monday, August 18, 2014

Two for the Mail

I will be heading to the post office today to send 2 finished quilts on their way.

The first is a World Cup Soccer Quilt.  This one was so fun to make.  After panicking about the fabric (slick and slippery), I settled down and started stitching.  I love how this turned out.  The center is a big flag and the flag strips are from 2 sets of pennants that were shipped from Brazil.  This quilt is going to live on a big soccer fan's bed.

World Cup Quilt

World Cup Quilt

The second quilt is a t-shirt quilt made out of shirts collected from vacations.  I get tired of doing the same type of t-shirt quilts, so I mixed this one up a little by doing snowballs.  I think it turned out really nice.

Vacation T-Shirt Quilt

Next up on my to-do list is a t-shirt quilt that will be made for my the wife of my friend that passed in June.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wedding Pictures

I'm back.  This weekend was my niece's wedding and we made a trip down to Texas.  It was funny because my SIL informed me that the blog hadn't been updated in a while.  (Yes Les, I'm updating).

It's not quilting but still fun to share.  This is the wedding picture I made for the Bride and Groom.  It's a Kreations by Kara design.  I love her embroidery designs.

Close up #machineembroidery #kreationsbykara

Wedding gift. #machineembroidery #kreationsbykara

My neighbor down the street had a wedding in her family so I made some announcements/samplers for that.


Another Kreations by Kara design.
More wedding. #machineembroidery #kreationsbykara

Happy Stitching.  More quilts to follow.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dr. Seuss

This defnitely will not be the last Dr. Seuss quilt you see out of me.  I think I might have a problem with Dr. Seuss fabric.  I bought enough to make about 5 quilts.

The pattern is Swirly Girl Designs Perfect 10.  I can't believe how quickly it went together.  Yes, I will be using this pattern multiple times.

Dr. Seuss Perfect 10 Quilt

Dr. Seuss Quilt

Thanks for stopping by!!!  I'm off to quilt retreat this weekend, so I will hopefully have a bunch to show next week.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Finish

Yeah, another finished quilt.  I think this one is one of my favorites and will definitely be a go to pattern.

So it all started by seeing the cover photo on this blog:  Confessions of a Fabric Addict
I was continually drawn to the quilt at the top of the page made out of Hawaiian fabric.  So I searched through the blog to find a link to the pattern.

I found the link on Shiner's View blog and I knew I had to use that pattern.  Like I said, it is definitely a new favorite.  Very easy to put together.  It's great to showcase theme fabric.  In my case, material that depicts camping.  I'm not a camper, but if I could camp in one of the cool campers on the fabric, I think I could be convinced.

I used a pantograph from Willow Leaf Studio called Blowin' Wind

Camping Quilt

Camping Quilt

Camping Quilt

I'm already planning to make another quilt out of Dr. Seuss fabric using this pattern.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ice Dyeing

This weekend I decided to try some ice dyeing.  My daughter had a friend over so I thought that might be a fun project for 2 10 year olds.  I got some white pillowcases at my local Wal-Mart and we went to town.

Ice Dyeing
We did 4 containers, but I only got 2 in the picture.

I washed the pillowcases and asked the girls if they wanted their names embroidered.  The answer was yes.  The look is similar if not the same as parfait snow dyeing.  Definitely think we will try it again with smaller cubes of ice.  Maybe I can hit up the ice machine at work on a Friday night before I leave.  I might even try to sweet talk someone that works at Sonic to see if I can get some of their ice.   I call it "turd ice" because the cubes are really small.  Not crushed, but small.  I think the dye might spread better.  Also a warmer day would probably be better.
Ice Dyed Pillowcase

The colors appear very dark, but they weren't. Kaylin used Bubble Gum and Raspberry to dye her pillowcase. I really wish the colors showed up better.
Ice Dyed Pillowcase

I still need to get a picture of the Brilliant Blue and Avacado pillowcase that we made for my husband.  I think I might embroider something sweet and sappy on his.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 21, 2014

What? Another Post....

When it rains it pours.  I finally have some finished projects to share.

This is a quilt that I started a good 6 years ago.  We moved into a new house and the munchkin was 4.  Her favorite color was purple.  I thought the material would make such an awesome quilt for her new big girl room.

Well, as intentions go with me, I didn't even come close to getting it done.  She is now 10 and moved to blue as her favorite color.  Everything must related to horses and if it doesn't, she really isn't interested.  Someone will get a nice purple quilt someday that has matching pillowcases and a wall hanging to go with it.  Oh well.

Jungle Quilt



Have a great day!!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Soccer Quilt

This quilt is definitely a utility quilt.  I made it to take to soccer games to keep warm.  The wind just whips across the fields and it can be pretty miserable sitting outside watching and cheering.  Last year we had an freak April snowstorm that the kids played through.  Now that was miserable.

The one funny story to tell is that the munchkin knew I made a quilt to take with me to soccer.  It has been continually referred to as the soccer quilt.  When I was walking back to the car with her she finally asked why there wasn't anything soccer on the quilt when I keep referring to it as the soccer quilt.  No soccer balls, no team name, no green, no Shamrocks.  She was definitely confused.

The front is made out of bandannas that I picked up at Walmart.  I loved the colors and was trying to figure out something fun to use them for.
Bandanna Quilt

The back is more bandannas and denim.  The batting is wool, which is amazingly warm.
Bandanna Back

I managed to spill coffee on this beauty the first time I used it.  It will have to wait until the end of the season to be washed.  Maybe that's the good luck the team needs.

Thanks for stopping by!!!