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!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Felt Lights Mania!

I found these cute as can be "Old Felt Lights" pattern on Elsie Marley's blog ( ) under tutorials on her site. I became obsessed and started making these every time I had a minute to cut, machine sew and sew the tops on to the top.  Once I made enough to string across my fireplace I knew I needed to make more and so I did!

They make my fireplace happy.
I made more for my dining room.
Happy lights!
This is how they look once they are cut.
My couch always has another step of the process just waiting for me and a good movie.
They became a part of the house everywhere.

My T-Shirt Quilt

I have had my T-shirts forever in hope of making a quilt out of them.  I finally pulled them out of the bin they have called home for many, many years and started sewing them together.  I had to have some organization so I started with my elementary school T-shirts in the top left hand corner and worked my way through my highs school years as well as college. I'm so happy my quilts found a home and are happy together.  I am! What a way to see my memories in one place.

Close up.

More fun memories.
Thank you for letting me share with you.

Becky's P.J's

The following blankets were made out of a friends pajamas! She loved her pajamas.  They were made out of high quality cotton and flannel.  I decided to make squares about 10" by 10" in order to preserve the pattern on each pair.  Everyone seemed to fall in love with the sock monkey pajamas the most.  We decided to place the squares randomly so that the quilt would look scrappy and unplanned. We had enough to make two throw blankets and two dog blankets for Zoe and Stella who are now two happy doggies.
Throw blanket with purple trim.
Throw blanket with green trim.
Dog blanket #1.
Dog blanket #2.
Closer now.
I used yarn to tie it together. I thought it seemed to fit the style of the quilt.
This is how it started.

This is how it ended and all the in between.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Everly Meets Tula Pink

This blanket was made for a very sweet girl named Everly.  Everly was turning one and the order from her mother was don't buy her anything make her a blanket. After spending a little time with the effervescent Everly,  I was not feeling pink.  I wanted to try Tula Pinks pattern MOXIE and the rest is history. I just started piecing it by following the directions by using scraps. I hand sewed the quilt together and away we go.  I am now empowered to try more new patterns. I hope Everly spends time on this blanket and has many warm, fuzzy memories.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

What I do with my old skis.

I take my old skis and make them into large, summer coasters. This is the only name I can put on them.  I don't want the moisture from my plants to ruin my tiled table or any of my other tables that I put my fun summer plants on. We just took the ski and cut it into  foot long pieces.  I like to use them in pairs, I think they look better this way. It is just so hard to get rid of some stuff!

Scissor Love

 This was the weirdest thing!!! My scissors fell to the floor and landed like this.  I was so dumb founded I just kept snapping pictures of my cute little scissors who lost their way. I did not move a thing as to I thought they would get cranky and fall.  When I pulled them out I couldn't believe how solid they were in the ground. They seem so dainty like a ballerina finding her way.

Rita's Sunglass Holder

Everyone needs one of these! Especially if you have 30 sunglasses. The order was to make something that would hold my sunglasses.   This is what I came up with to hold all those cute sun glasses. It really is just a miniature shoe holder.

Triangle Love

I made this blanket for fun.  I wanted to use my triangle pattern from Anna Maria Horner and use some scraps I had sitting around taking up space.  I love the way the colors contrast with each other.  I did the binding and the quilting  myself which I normally would not do but thought I could handle the task.  I went a couple inches over from the natural diagonal line to quilt the quilt on my machine and followed the triangles. This went really fast.  I made it a throw quilt and enjoy how it looks on my couch and sometimes the front porch swing.

It seems to be happy with the flowers. I think they speak to each other.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Quilts for Pulse

This quilt was made on a request from the Orlando Modern Guild.  They sent out an email requesting quilts for the victims families, first responders, doctors and nurses for the people connected to the horrific shooting. They wanted hearts and rainbows lap quilt size 45 by 60. This is my version of the assignment. I can't wait to connect with the person who receives the quilt.  I hope they enjoy them. I decided to make two because I had the fabric and I just enjoy connecting with people like this.
A little closer now.

My version of hearts and peace.
Peace and hearts. A little closer,