Sunday, January 10, 2016

My Recent Projects

Hey, y'all!  Since Christmas is over, I'm now able to post all the projects I worked on.

First up:  I made 2 jelly roll race quilts.  One for my daughter, and one for my son's girlfriend.
They love them!

I used Under The Mistletoe and Evergreen.  They were easy - - AND - - I had them long-are quilted.  The sweet lady that did them used to camp with my dad. She did a great job and now.....  I want a long arm quilter!!  SSHHH  Don't tell Mr. Inspiring!!

I also made a stocking for a Secret Santa swap  I was in.  It turned out pretty good!  My person really liked it!

It was the first time I machine quilted something that detailed and I really enjoyed the process.

Next up and most recent, I made a baby quilt for a friend of mine who's getting ready to have her first little bundle.  They found out it's a boy and Killian is the name they've chosen.  Sarah is an animal lover. They have 3 dogs and 5 cats and are always nursing strays and kittens.  I chose some puppy dog fabric and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I did a disappearing 9-patch on the front, and patched a little bit on the back.

I quilted it with brown thread.  The above pictures are during.  Here is finished!

I also made some matching cloth diaper burp cloths.  I think they turned out pretty cute, too!!

And I end with a tip.  I make my own binding.  I hate when I iron it in half, and it piles up on the floor.  I have cats and the binding appeals to their playful side.  Not a goot thing with an iron around.

I started keeping it together with a pants hanger that clips.  That way it stays neat and clipping it helps keep the crisp fold down the middle.

Currently, I'm working on 2.25" hexies. I want to make a quilt for my bed.  I've not gotten to do that yet!!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas

My grandson LOVES the American flag.  Every time he sees one flying at someone's house or at a business, he tells me:  Look, Maw-Maw!!  There's my flag!!!

On my Quilty To Do list, I've had 'make a quilt for B' near the top for a while....  and never did it.   Until now.

Maybe 3 years ago, I found a pattern for a quilt on Pinterest (I know, right??  Me? on Pinterest??)  So I threw it together.......  It was 24" x 44".  Long and skinny and I just didn't know what to do with it.  Table runner?  Wall hanging??  Just some sort of decoration???  I don't know...

Well,  it was laying on the table in my craft room, and B saw it and claimed it.   Sure you can have it buddy...  but I need to fix it..........  

And into the unfinished project box it went.......  Hopefully, he forgot about it.....  

This past summer, I saw in Pinterest (oooo  shocker!!) someone was putting together a collection of wonky stars to make quilts for veterans and soldiers (I think), and I decided those wonky stars would be PERFECT for the flag quilt......  and I made 14 of them.....  And added 7 to each side.

Well, I think that turned out pretty good, even if I do say so myself.  Mr. Inspiring (Paw-Paw Inspiring??) thinks that B is going to LOVE it.  I purchased some navy fabric with little stars sprinkled all over and hand quilted it, and then grabbed a few of the fabrics used in the quilt top for the binding.  I haven't taken a picture of it yet all quilted and washed and crinkly.... yet.  I'm not happy with my binding and may redo it.

I'm also making a quilted laptop bag for my daughter.  Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of it next week.  I'm using Joel Dewberry's Aviary fabric line for that and it's looking pretty cute so far....

Have a great week!  What Christmas projects are you working on??

Hugs ~~ Suz

Thursday, February 26, 2015

First Quilt of 2015

I made the following quilt for my boss's daughter who was scheduled to be induced to have her sweet baby girl today!  After talking to Sandy (grandma and boss's wife) I found out that the nursery was decorated in pastel pink, pastel lavendar, and pastel teal - - all in butterflies.

Do you know how hard it is to find pastel butterfly fabric right now??  I spent HOURS looking at all the online fabric sights I could think of......  no luck............

So I decided to search butterfly quilt blocks.  I figure that I could at least have the colors in the shape of a butterfly.  I came across the pattern, Painted Ladies from Fig Tree Quilts and I fell in love.  You can find the pattern here .

I went to my (sort of) local quilt shop to choose the fabrics for my quilt and I ended up getting some wonderful reproduction fabrics!!  FINALLY!!!  I get to use some of this colorful,soft lusciousness!! (and please forgive me.....  I don't remember what lines these fabrics are from!  I was too excited to pay attention.....)

I do believe that the darker purple is my favorite.  You probably can't see it real well in the picture, but the print is from the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle, Diddle.  It's so cute!

So here's the picture of the whole thing.  And the back - - I believe the back is from Riley Blake.... I love how this fabric feels and when I pulled it out of the dryer???  All that warm, quilty crinkliness was mine to enjoy!!  My favorite part of the quilting process!!

The quilt measures out at about 50" x 50", which is a really nice snuggly size!  The pattern called for 30 butterflies (5 rows of 6) and I cut it back to 16 butterflies (4 rows of 4).  I love this quilt!!

I just hope Baby Aspen and her family enjoy it!!!

Here's a picture of the quilt I made for her brother, Nolan a couple of years ago.  It wasn't as big because his grandma wanted it for his bassinet.

My next project is a t-shirt quilt for my son-in-law!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs ~~ Suz