|The actual needle point.|
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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.
|Close up of the squares.|
|A little closer.|
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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.
|Tula Pink's Circle Pattern.|
|Close up of outside of quilt.|
|Heather Ross strawberries.|
|On the swing.|
|Close up of the center.|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
|A little closer.|
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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
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
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
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.
|Always a heart.|
Friday, January 13, 2017
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
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 HouseonHillRoad.com 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!