Sunday, December 20, 2009

Catchin' up!

YAY.. Caught up.. I think.. :)
I finished sewing the binding on the table runner at my In-Law's house, and was able to give it to them before the holidays so they could use it.

Block of the Month... December

I did December's block of the month the next day.. I wanted to get it done and out of the way so I didn't have to worry about it over the holdiays.. Here is one half of the block (right of the two pictures. My daughter is 5'2")

They are suppose to be put together as in the far left picture, but I want to balance out the quilt. I'll put one on one side and one on the other.. The same will happen to the other side of the quilt's scheduled block.

Block of the Month.. November..

Block 7 ~ November, done the day before the next showing it and getting December's block items.. I am really begining to believe this is "row" of the month.. LOL

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Guild Sampler BOTM

Here is the start of our Guild's Sampler block of the Month...

Why is it, no matter how straight it looks through the camera lens, it doesn't! LOL.. I'll figure it out soon enough.. or never, it just gives me more time to sew! :)

Here is the completed quilt. The only colors that we have in common is the cream colored white. We have to pick the others we like.. :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


As I start to get things done.. I realize I bought some stray block of the month's from Joanns.. They were on Clearance *stomp*.. :)

All of them laid out..
Now to figure out in what order I'm going to put them in.. :)


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Starting to complete things..

Almost done with my Quilt as you go table runner.
I thought it would be fun to have nothing but candies and treats..
Side 1 with close-up

Side 2 with close-up

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Mouse Needle and Thread Keeper

I just finished the mouse, which is a pincushion and holds my thread for me.. I stuffed the top half with fiber fill and the bottom half with emery sand..

This is the pattern I used.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Looking back at my first quilt..

When my granddaughter seen my first made quilt, it became hers.. I came across this today, and realized I had no picture of it for future reference.. So, here it is!

It looks crooked, but it isn't.. It's the way the photo was taken .... wooooooooops.. :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Iris Fold...

I even learned how to do Iris folding to make a christmas card..

Getting the Christmas Spirit...

I am amazed, I actually got a few things done BEFORE Christmas.. Okay, so I bought the Snow Folk last year thinking I would get them done in time, at least it is done before THIS christmas.. I did have fun doing these.. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Block of the Month ~ May 2009 to April 2010

Here is the block of the month I am currently working on. I fell in love with the colors, and it being batik interested me more..

This quilt is designed for us to either follow along in class, or to encourage us to make changes to it. I have opt'ed to make a few color changes, and to rearrange just a few of the blocks to make the center mariner star more prominant. The picture that is posted of the full quilt, is how Pacific Fabric's designer has done hers. I will put mine side by side when it is done to show the difference. I will also take a few other pictures to show what others have done with theirs at the end..

My first Block of the month I ever did was almost all applique. I almost didn't sign up for it as I hated applique, but my friend, Lisa, wanted to join and wanted a friend to go along with, soooooooooooooo needless to say, I have really learned to like it..

Time for me...

I have come to the point of my life, my kids are grown and mostly out of the house. The two boys are out of the house (one has given me a grandbaby) and I still have one 17 year old at home.. A couple of years ago, I decided it was time for me, and things I want to do. QUILTING is one of them. I had a singer machine I picked up at Sears for $120 dollars about 5 years ago, and tried to sew away. I made a few dresses and items for the Women's primitive skills weekend that I go to once a year. When I started to sew on it for quilts, I began to hate it and to hate fighting with it. So I finally spent the money on something I really wanted. Then joined a quilters guild, so I would actually make time for me to do things.. Now I'm having a blast, sewing, and doing other crafts I enjoy. I have uploaded a lot of pictures, to try and catch me up-to-date, so I can continue from here forward.. :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's a Beginning...

A place that is dedicated to my crafts...
A place for me to look back on all that I have done, need to do, and for show and tell.
~ Enjoy