Wednesday, December 28, 2011
i am back on track with this post.
not much to share as i am sort of taking a break from the holiday sewing rush.
i have finished the top for my cousin's quilt. she had a little boy the 1st part of December. the quilt was simple to put together. i used a charm pack of Pure & some brown Kona cotton.
i am backing it with fleece. i just need to quilt it & bind it.
i came across this great blog Thirty Hand Made Days & i love it. i got these great thank you post cards from there which i am sending out for some gifts i got. Mique has a lot of great crafts & ideas on her site.
a new semi related to quilting project that i have started. like the rest of you i have several old quilting magazines that i can not part with because there are projects/ideas in them that i might need someday. so..... awhile back i got this idea from someone on Twitter & it has become a new project for me for 2012.
nope i won't be using my sewing machine for this. i will be using my scanner. i have started going through the old magazines & tearing out the projects/ideas that i want to keep. i then scan them into pdf files. heck of a good idea. i love Twitter for stuff like that. it takes time to do this. that is why its a project for all of 2012. i did one today so i have a head start.
i have another long weekend coming up so i hope to get the quilting done on the baby quilt & maybe work on a couple other things.
12.29.11 update Carolyn over at ...just one more stitch is having a giveaway.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
here is some of the stuff i did for Christmas gifts.
i made the Renegade's each a sweatshirt. light grey hoodie with 'Renegade Quilter' embroidered in one of their favorite colors.
Sharon - black
Lynette - red
Denise - blue
me - green
this is the 1st one i did as a test on just a regular sweatshirt. the gals loved them & the next time we are all together & wearing them i will get a pic to post.
i made several of these zipper bags as gifts. they went together quickly & made great little gifts for friends & family members. my niece's even got one with the Disney Princess's on them.
a couple of weeks before Christmas i was hired to make a quilt for a 7 year old girl. this is the fabric that i picked. i had free range for the pattern.
i randomly selected fabric & sewed together blocks slightly larger then 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
i then trimmed them all down. layed out the quilt & sewed it up. i added a brown boarder to it. its super cute. the mom that hired me was very pleased with it & i learned today that her daughter calls it her 'special blanket'. makes me smile. needless to say in the rush to get it done i failed to take a pic of it. so, the mom is working on getting one for me to post.
tomorrow i should be back on track for my regular WIP Wednesday posts.
Monday, December 26, 2011
oh how time gets away from me..........
seems like forever since i have done a post. which it has been awhile. sorry. i have been busy with all of the holiday stuff. i will do my best to get you caught up on what i have been working on.
but first. some things that have come my way.
like this box.
from Moda. yep. Moda did the 12 days of Christmas & i won one of the days.
i won a layer cake of Half Moon Modern. it came all tied up with a pretty bow. i love this line of fabric now & i will be getting more of it.
the Renegades got together & we had our Christmas party a couple of weeks ago. funny we all made our gifts for each other this year. i made embroidered sweatshirts for each of us. i forgot to take a pic so i will do that & put it in another post.
Denise made us these cute 3"x5" notebook covers & also gave us a Starbucks card.
Lynette made us these etched wine glasses with a bag to put it in for when we go to quilt camp. She also gave us a bottle of wine.
Sharon made us each one of these super cool oil cloth bags. i love mine. she also gave us the coolest gadget.
they were on our gift bags & i thought they were like a pin you would wear on your sweater or jacket only they are magnetic.
they are made of a ceramic material & you do wear them on your shirt.
however you put your pins on them when you are sewing. super cool. i love it. maybe you have seen them before but i had not and i think its the neatest thing ever. i used mine while i was doing my holiday sewing and i love it. i think they are called 'cling ons'. funny i know.
so that is part of what i have been up to. a little holiday cheer with the gals & a little holiday cheer from Moda.
come back for my next post which should be tomorrow to see some of the stuff that i made for gifts this year.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
hi everyone. there has been a little bit of everything going on this past week. i have a few projects that i still can't show you because of Christmas. but, i can share with you this.
this is just some of my Pure stash which is from Sweetwater by Moda. i have been holding onto it waiting for a project to come along. wait no more. the project is here.
my cousin is expecting her 2nd child this Friday & so i am making a little baby boy quilt for her & the little guy. i have some more work to do on it but it will be done & delivered before the end of the year.
i have also been cutting out these cute little Christmas dresses. a year or so ago i made my niece a paper doll quilt & now she will be getting some holiday outfits to go with that quilt.
i still have a few hats to cut out but i should get that done this evening.
tomorrow night i hop the plane to Boise to spend a long weekend with my nieces & their parents. i am looking forward to this time with them since i haven't seen them all since August. criminal. i know. they are coming home for Christmas but with how crazy things get around that time i like to take the time now to just have some me time with them all.
i hope that you are all making progress on your Christmas projects & that you have a wonderful week.