Wednesday, July 27, 2011
|Sweet Kitty Embroidery Ensemble|
|Miss Kitty Pillow under all those Bluebirds! (lots of temptation)|
I've been working on my Irish Chain Quilt. Instead of signatures- I added embroidered bluebirds! This is a lot of fun until I get into the middle of the quilt = a bunch of finger pricking going on :(
Perhaps 30 years from now, someone will look at my quilt and wonder who snuggled under it with all those bluebirds flying around!
Friday, July 8, 2011
UFO no more!!!
I finally completed my first hand pieced full size quilt,. The Jacob's Ladder Quilt was started back in Hawaii when I was a military wife.
I remember cutting out my pieces with scissors after I traced the pattern onto the fabric with a pencil and cardboard template. Kids were in bed and husband away in Iwakuni, Japan, I stayed up many a night stitching away.
Twenty-five years later...
Back in Indiana with a brand new husband and grown up kids, I dug that quilt out of storage and finally finished it up!
This quilt will go beautifully with my cottage style home.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Just working on using up my scraps. Most of these pieces were cut ff the edge of my fabric before I cut out my patches for my "BATTING BUDDY" free motion quilt - a practice in free motion quilting.
In progress, for the bedroom. To go along with quilt that I will practice free motion quilting.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
- put in a zipper
- learn to use my walking foot
- practice all of the decorative stitches
- making ruffles by using ruffler attachment
|If I had listened to her- my sewing machine would be OK!|
|A bunch of strips from my Simplicity Rotor Cutting Machine|
|Ruffles made on the SINGER 201-2|
Part of my mission was accomplished, until I wrecked my Janome by putting a low shank ruffler/pleater attachment. Apparently, only a Janome brand ruffler will work because of the Janome design. There isn't enough room for the needle to move freely while the ruffler is engaged. So I had a bunch of error messages on the machine's screen. Off to the shop- back in 12 days. :(
Why is it that you want to sew the most when your machine is in the shop? LOL !!! I guess it's one of Murphey's Laws.
|My SINGER 201-2|
I love her dearly, but then again, I NEVER MET A SEWING MACHINE I DIDN'T LOVE!
Be Happy and Quilt!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
|A present for my sister, Sandy|
|A set of Crossword puzzle books in a Patchwork cover,|
also a pack of tissue in their own jacket
|Front view of book cover and tissue holder|
My step mother's birthday was on the last day of February/ first day of March. She was" a leap year baby". I remember celebrating her 9th birthday with her, next year, she will be 21. Finally an adult! It took forever for her to grow up! She's quite a lady, so I knew that she would get a kick out of Maxine!
|Back view of craft bag|
|Maxine Craft Bag|
Then I decide to make some Maxine gifts for ME!
I will be taking some classes at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, KY again this year. I needed something new!
More Maxine to come, I have a nice panel that has lots of cute cartoons on it. Until next time...
Be Happy and Quilt!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
|Miss Kitty pillow|
Thursday, February 10, 2011
|Little Rooster, a gift|
Tuesday night is my Husband's night out to shoot clay targets at the Conservation Club. It is also my night to go downstairs into my sewing room and create some fun. I made up four place mats to put on the breakfast room table to cheer it up. I'm using some of my scrap fabric left over from the quilt blocks that I've been working on since I've been on sick leave.
|This color is my favorite!|
Sunday, February 6, 2011
|MY KIND OF SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!|
Start the day with a cup of Strawberry yogurt and tons of fresh fruit.
|A box full of goodies!|
The Beginning of the Fabric Basket.
|Remove items from box, turn over, trace - allow 1/4 " seam allowance.|
Cut fabric and batting. Sew sides together.
|Glue bottom fabric liner onto box and tuck in edges.|
Tacky glue or duct tape to secure.
Sew top liner the same way.
|Place basket liner inside box and bring over the edge. If too loose, remove liner and increase seam allowance.|
On left, made in June 1984. Right made in February 2011.
A handle was created for older basket out of fabric sewn into a tube and stuffed with polyester fiberfill.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
|Here's JaneDough, my KitchenAid mixer|
making cherry vanilla/choc chunk ice cream.
We ( Jane and I) are cheating and using a mix to make the ice cream but with a little more jazz to it. Lower fat milk was used with maraschino cherries and chocolate chunks added to the semi set mixture. Maybe not as great as the full fat, flavored, store bought stuff- but when you've got cabin fever like me- IT'S WONDERFUL!!!
|Repurposing an ice cream container!|
|PASTEL GRANNY SQUARES|
|PJ's Hens in the snow|
|Maggie is "arranging " my quilt blocks|