Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Flamingo Pillow Love

This pillow started as needlepoint to keep me busy doing a minor foot surgery.  I had planned on making it a farmers market bag but it seemed to unbalanced to me.  I discovered the idea on Material Obsessions website.  When I decided it would not work I opted out for a pillow.  I found a picture of flamingo and traced it onto the backing and the rest is history.  It is really hard to put this down once you start!

The actual needle point.

Raechel's Quilt

This quilt was made for a dear friend in Nashville IN.  The task was to make a quilt out of scraps.  I had the middle squares left from a quilt that did not seem to ever get started which made it easier to sew this together.  The squares gave me a base to work around. The other pieces of this quilt were scraps I had left that were used to make it larger and find the scraps a new home.  I really liked how this came together. 

Midnight Blue
Close up of the squares.
A little closer.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Circle Baby Quilt

This blanket was made for my great niece # 2! I wasn't sure what I was going to make so I just decided to put some pinks together and see how they rested next to each other.  I really like how this turned it and think it would make a great beach blanket. I used Tula Pink's MOXIE pattern to make this fabric flow.
Close up.

Tula Pink's Circle Pattern.
Close up of outside of quilt.
Heather Ross strawberries.
On the swing.
Close up of the center.
The back!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pinwheel Happy

This blanket was made for my second great niece! We are all very excited for another smart, spunky, gal running around during the holidays.  My niece wanted something quiet for her room salmon colors she said. So this is what I came up with for our new addition to the family. I love, love, love the fish from Heather Ross and the pink from Anna Maria Horner.  They both seem so happy together. This is my first pinwheel quilt.  After I saw a video on how to make them by taking a square and going around the edges then cutting it in half diagonally in both directions I was hooked.

On the swinging chair.
A little closer.

Anna Maria Horner meets Heather Ross.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Emily & Cory

This quilt was made for two hip happening girls who tied the knot this October. I had the picture of the sunset of the as the inspiration design  of the quilt. This was not an easy task. I started trying to make sand and then blues and greens and dark clouds for the sky but this was not working. So I stopped and revisited this project in three months later and totally changed the design.  I made triangles instead of squares and went to the hexagons.  The quilt started to change and it was starting to flow.  I found some orange that I wanted to put in it because I remember during a conversation with Emily her emphasizing the orange.  I hope they love it.  This quilt will reside in San Diego in a loving home. Shew!
Full view of  triangles made into hexagons.

Water meets the sky somehow.
Heart love represents the sunset.

How it starts.
Sewing rows together.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sue's Quilt

This blanket was made for my dear friend Sue. The light blue design matches her plates in her kitchen. I tried to make that the focal point and enhance it with the yellow and gold. Sue lives in Arizona where it is nice and warm. I am hoping this will spend time on her couch and pull her room together and not to keep her warm.  Lucky her.
On the couch.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

D. C. Thank You!

I think we are always looking for ways to change things up in our lives.  Perhaps a new adventure? The Woman's March in DC seemed to provide that new adventure in my life.  I drove there with a good friend and stayed with her friend in Maryland.  This family was so amazingly welcoming and kind that I wanted to thank them with something that would  stay with them for a life time as did the memory for me.  I decide to make them a throw blanket for their family room.  They seemed to have many blues in this room so it was easy to throw together.  I had scraps sitting around from another blanket and decided to try an easy pinwheel pattern.  I loved how fun and fast this went together as well as how fancy it looks. I hope they will enjoy this in their years to come. Thank you.
Close up of the bottom.
Close up of the top.
On a couch.
Close up of the middle.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Apron Love

I found a pattern for child's apron and decided to make one for my dear, sweet awesome, fun great niece. I then started to realize that her father may like one too so of course I used some of the fabric on hers, on his.  The Beatles fabric is on both as well as the peace signs.  I think they both really like to wear them and it brings them together.

Madeline's Apron
Dad's apron

Beatles pocket.

Always a heart.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mermaid Love

My great niece seems to think what she wants made, can be made! She is correct.  Madeline is  a fun energetic six year old that makes our holidays enjoyable.  The order was a mermaid blanket where her feet would not show.  I made the mermaid wide and long so that she would have some room to wiggle and grow into. I thinks he likes the idea of crawling in to it and rumor on the street is she falls asleep in it now and then. 
Mermaid love.  I think she likes it! Meet Madeline.
I aways seem to keep a stash of special fabric and this it from Heather Ross. I knew it had to be a part of this project.
I stuffed the bottom of the mermaid with a bit of left over batting that made it softer and gave it some substance.
It is as long as a couch.
The back size of the mermaid bag is just as fun as the front.
M for Madeline.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pumpkin Love

Being a Cubs fan can be very trying at times. So, during the play offs I spent a some of my time cutting little orange squares and sewing them together. Ah. I found this pattern on and tweaked it to make it easier and to appease a few of my friends.  I'm not quite sure what I will do with these but they sure did take the edge off the end of the season craziness.      Go Cubs Go!