Saturday, January 2, 2016

Christmas Projects

I thought of another quilt I started last year. Didn't get around to taking a picture of it so I'll show you a picture of my dad and brothers and sisters at Christmas


and one of Paxton in his new seat.


Isn't he just precious?

I thought I would show you this years' Christmas projects.

I made two Christmas pillows.  I used a Kimberbell pattern--"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". Then I just made another one and added the phrase I wanted.



I also made a table runner using this star design and fabric. I didn't have a picture of it finished and I already packed it away.


For the last few years I have made my brothers and sisters a little something for Christmas.  Sometimes it is from fabric, sometimes it is from wood. This was this past Christmas's project.


The red set are the ones I saw on pinterest. I decided to try a rustic looking set and decided I like them better so I made 15 sets of them.

I also made 4 sets of these snowmen for porch decorations.


I really had a busy year and an absolutely wonderful Christmas.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year to all!

Where did the year go? I had to look back to see what I accomplished. Then I had to think back because I didn't post very often.  I started the blog so the kids could see what was going on at home and I sure haven't showed them much.

The first project I worked on was the Bonnie Hunter 2014 mystery--Grand Illusion. This flimsy is still waiting to be quilted.


This was an applique quilt, Pink Petals. It is from Teri Christopherson's The Best of Black Mountain Quilts book.  Love the quilts in that book and have made 4 quilts and a table runner from it.  


I machine quilted this quilt and for some reason the border came out a little wavy. I may add a little more quilting in the border and see if it will lay flatter.

The next quilt I completed was this yellow and blue applique, Tulips and Lace, from the same book as the one above.


I hand quilted this one. It is sitting waiting for me to finish hand sewing the binding on. I think I did one side and then let it sit. That will be a good project to finish while I am sitting with my dad on Monday evenings.

I started on "Over the River and Through the Woods." I didn't get very far. Just part of the first embroidered section is completed. Another one I need to get out to finish at my dads.


I finally finished this quilt. 

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I don't have a picture of this quilt finished either. I am not keep up too well.

This is the 2nd "Autumn Ridge" quilt that I made from the same book. I made Craig one 7 or 8 years ago and said I would never make another.  Then I decided I liked it so well I wanted one. After I got it together, I decided I really like the reds and purples but am not totally satisfied with the neutral yellows and greens. I think I am going to give it to my son-in-law and scour around to find some fabric to make another one. Hopefully, I can find the perfect fabric.


I made this quilt for my sweet grandson, Paxton. The colors are not as bright as this picture shows.


I also made Kelsey's friend, Renda, a quilt for her new baby, Willow.


This is a quilt pattern from Moda Bake Shop.  It is called Dancing in the Stars and was designed by Cindy Sharp whose blog is Tops to Treasures. I finished it and am planning to use it for a winter quilt.  Which reminds me I need to take the Christmas quilts off of my beds and add the winter ones.


This is a quilt top I made from all scrap fabric. I just wanted a brown and pink quilt so looked at the free patterns by Bonnie Hunter on Quiltville and chose this one. It is Playing with Jacks under the free pattern link. I still need to quilt this one. 


It is terrible to say that I don't remember if I made or finished any other quilts this year.  As you can see, I was awful at remembering to photograph my quilts or blog about my progress.

I do have a few Christmas items I made that I will try to show you tomorrow.

I wish all of you a Happy New Year full of joy, happiness, and riches. 

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Where has the time gone?

It seems it has been months since I have posted. I have been busy. New quilts and a new grandson.

Meet Paxton.


This was taken the day he was born.  


This was taken a couple of days ago. I just love this picture. He is getting so alert and makes lots of faces. He is also finding his voice.

Maybe I'll remember to go out and photograph some quilts tomorrow after.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Reveal

I worked at least 3 hours last night and off and on all day today and finally got the last 13 blocks completed. I didn't add them to the rest of the blocks that I already had laid out on the floor.


This is a quilt pattern from Moda Bake Shop.  It is called Dancing in the Stars and was designed by Cindy Sharp whose blog is Tops to Treasures.  I really wanted my quilt to be in the same color scheme as the original. As you can see my background grays are much darker than the ones Cindy used. But I think that just makes the blues pop more.

I absolutely love the way it turned out and the only change I would make is not to use the dark, dark gray in the background.  It almost looks black but the quilt still looks great with the color included.

Hopefully, after I get the blocks sewed together and the borders added, I can get some good photos outside and you can really see how great it is.

Thanks Cindy and Moda Bake Shop for a great pattern that looks so very difficult but was so very easy.  I think I will call mine "Starry Night" and use it for a January bed quilt because it reminds me of snow and ice.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

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