Thursday, July 23, 2015

Start one . . .


This is a small baby quilt I made for a co-worker. I guess this would count as a new project since I started it this year. It actually took me only a couple of days to piece the top. I just used scraps from some of the baby quilts I have made. I did purchase some solids for the sashing, but all of the prints were from my stash.

If you look closely in the second photo you can see the quilting. It is little bunnies; cute but a lot of work!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Machine Embroidery

Several years ago I purchased my 1st embroidery machine. I love machine embroidery and have made several projects which incorporate embroidery and quilting.

These are my latest project. An in the hoop, which just means that I used an embroidery machine instead of a sewing machine to make it, cell phone case. They are large enough to hold a smart phone. Don't you think it's kind of funny that we started out with large phones and they became smaller and smaller, now we have smart phones and they are getting larger and larger?

Start One, Finish One

I don't do New Year resolutions, well not really. But at the beginning of the new year I do have some things I would like to try and accomplish. No pressure, if I do it great, if not, oh well. So this year I decided to try to reel in my ever expanding pile of fabric. I admit to being a bit of an addict. Fabric is another one of the things I go overboard over. Dishes are another, but that's another story. My non-resolution this year; for every project I start I have to finish one. Here is one of my completed projects. It's sort of a sampler. I found a pattern I liked, although I rarely follow patterns (even after I have purchased it); I sort of followed it. Since I started this quilt about 2-1/2 years ago, so this qualifies as the "finish one."

The original pattern had a panel in the center. I used my embroidery machine and appliqued a lion's head for the center. I wanted just an African mask, but ended up with the lion's head. 

The quilt includes flying geese, pieced stars and log cabin blocks, all in African fabric.

I have a couple of new quilt projects (the "start one"); they still need to be quilted. I'll post them in a later post.

Red, White and Blue

I have been on a roll since last summer making patriotic quilts. It started with my neighbor and his thank you quilt since he loves anything patriotic. A co-worker saw his and asked me to make some as Christmas gifts for her military family members. Here's what I made: