Saturday, November 30, 2013

My Butterball

I just couldn't resist. My daughter has requested that no pictures of the baby be posted on the internet but she made her a pretty cute hat for Thanksgiving and then stitched down a turkey onto a onesie. she looked just adorable. You can't really see her so I hope I can get away with showing you some of my daughters clever work. So very fun! Gobble Gobble!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thankful Friday

What a wonderful Thanksgiving it was! I just love my family and that new little baby girl. It was so fun to spend time with them and then go sew until the wee hours since I had no school these past few days. I got a few things done and I am happy with the results. My Christmas quilt is finished and already had some serious snuggles while watching a movie yesterday. The kids approve.
 I also quilted up this fun lap quilt. I think this might be my gift exchange at the staff Christmas party. I bought the fabric at the quilt festival and it was so easy and fun to put together. Overall, I am happy with my 2 finishes this week. Hmm, what is next?
 Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for my Friday finish.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Finishes

I have plenty to list today. I did not have anything done for a few weeks and all of a sudden now ,,,,,they are all done! Yeah!!  Seems like I have been working on things but nothing completed. I guess it just all came together at the same time.
I quilted this up the other day and added some scraps for the binding. A friend works at a local free hospital and rocks the babies. I think one of them may have to get this one.
I work during the day so the light at night when I take pictures is not very good. This one has much prettier colors in the light. It is just scraps and rather busy but it is crib size and just lovely. maybe another donation.
I saw this pattern last summer and have been anxious to try it out. I bought the fabric at the quilt show and I love the happy colors. It is twin size and after quilting will rest in my spare bedroom on the twin bed.
This picture is just awful but it is the best I can do on dark dreary days or late nights. It is about 50% Kaffe Fasset fabric and just about jumps up to dance.  It is just so bright and colorful. after it is quilted I will have to get a proper picture taken. It is about full size and my husband wants me to add on to make it queen size for our bedroom. Hmmm.
My failed experiment! I tried making coasters and I don't like them. I might try some more but these will get used in my sewing room.
Here is the backside to my pillows from the last post. I think I like the back a little more than the front.
The quilt top is done but needs to be quilted. It is queen size and I hope my daughter likes it. I might get some white pillowcases and add some trim to match. Then she would have a set!!!
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for my Friday finishES!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some Fun!

I have a queen size quilt top done and ready to go. It needs to be sandwiched together and quilted. I used the Good Fortune line from Moda fabrics and it will be my homemade Christmas gift for one of my daughters. I liked the fabric so much, I decided to try my hand at improv piecing using the leftover scraps. I have one pillow finished and one in the works. It was quite fun and I am pleased so far with the results. These fun projects just keep me working!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lots of Work!

It has been a long time since I have posted! Houston Quilt Festival was here a few weeks ago and it was just wonderful, as usual. I bought way too much and had an amazing time. I took 2 classes. The first was about different ways to machine quilt and after quilting about 20 quilts, I realized my hands are not as steady as I think. These new ideas will take some practice. I have 6 quilts sandwiched together and ready to go. Oh, I love to practice. Below are some goodies from quilt show and my practice pile. Yay! The second class was on 7 different ways to use up scraps and make some beautiful blocks. Hmmm. I think I have lots of scraps for that.
I have some new ones in the pile and some tops I previously posted that are ready to go!!! Hurry up Thanksgiving. Looking forward to some sew days!
I also finished quilting up one of my favorites! Thanks, Kelly for the tutorial at My Quilt Infatuation. I think I want to make another.
This one is going to a 4 year old getting ready to have a baby sister!!! I have had several things going in the last 3 weeks so I'll post them all as they are finished. So excited.