Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vacation is almost over. . .

But I have been busy and gotten so much accomplished. I made my little girl another pair of the Kimono pajamas by Oliver + S. As soon as I saw this fabric I new I had to get it to make her some pjs and she is Soooo cute in them. Of course my son, then had to have a pair of pants (not the whole set mind you) and they have to be some kind of cool (weird) fabric.

I finished a couple little quilts I've been wanting to do. This one, I call Watercolor Cabins, I copied from a similar one I saw online. I loved the white with the pastel colors. It is 22" x 22" and hand quilted.

And I have almost caught up on my Washington Medallion BOM.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Christmas Lights

I've finished step 1 of Christmas Lights, the mystery quilt pattern by Bonnie Hunter, featured in Quiltmaker magazine. If you have not already started this why not? I had FUN putting these together. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Major Award Winner

First let me say I won I won, hot darn I won!! A major award(remember the Christmas Story movie where he won the lamp?)!!! I won Bonnie Hunter's book Scraps and Shirtails from the Quiltmaker blog. YAH!! Can't wait to get it and start working on one of her quilts. I am a big fan of hers. Speaking of Bonnie, I am doing my second mystery quilt with her. The first one was Double Delight and it was a lot of fun and is now one of my absolute favorite quilts. I love it. This one, Christmas Lights, will be featured in Quiltmaker magazine. It's just started with the current issue on stands now so get it! This is going to be fun. Here are the fabrics I have picked out for the blocks. Still debating on borders. . .

I keep a bag under my sewing desk and drop strips and scraps into it. I have dug in to those scraps and made two log cabin quilts (and there is still a huge bag of scraps left!). Here is one finished. I have the top of the other done and I hope to have it quilted soon. Of course, it looks almost identical since it is from the same scraps. I love that I have this quilt now to look at and remember the fabrics that are used in other quilts. The second one is to be a Christmas gift for a former boss.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Many many updates

I finished a purse, Rosalie Quinlan's Black Forest Bag, stitcheries, a skirt, a mini quilt, two memory quilts, let's see what else. . . .okay pics:

The purse. I love this pattern and these fabrics really play up the bag I think.

The skirt is the Lazy Day's Skirt by Oliver + S. EASY Peasy to make. Go try it.

The stitcheries are the first two blocks from Rosalie Quinlan's Little Patchwork Village.

These two memory quilts are made from a loved one's clothes.

And this little mini quilt is 7 x 9.5". Tiny. All hand pieced and hand quilted.