Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Another baby quilt

Another baby quilt for a teacher at school, this one finished just a few days before his arrival! Fabric and pattern is from Connecting Threads, the pattern was designed by Camille Roskelley, fun to make, and the robots and machines on the fabrics were fun and cute. This was the first time I tried hand binding on the back of the quilt, it is a neat, nice finish, though corners are still not my friends.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Baby Quilt

Finished this baby quilt for Carter's former first grade teacher, expecting a baby boy this spring. The pattern is from The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman, this was my first project from the book. It was fun to put together, the instructions were very good, and I am really happy with the finished quilt.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tree Skirt

Along with stockings, I also completed a tree skirt I started in 2010. We lost a lot of our holiday decorations when our basement flooded in 2009, a handmade tree skirt from an old friend was one of the saddest things we lost.

Swoon Block

I treated myself to the Swoon pattern by Camille Roskelley after Christmas. I made a block this week with fabric I had in hand to see if I could do it. This is a large block at 24 inches, 9 blocks make a large quilt. The design is simple and relatively easy to assemble.
I will definitely be making the full quilt someday, this block will be a floor pillow for the kids. Careful pressing, cutting and organization are important to this pattern. Today, I hand quilted around he design, I am pretty sure I have the flu, it was a good project for sitting all day and resting.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Teacher Gifts

I am almost finished with the teacher gifts. Riley's teacher is a genuine rock star, so we made him a guitar strap, Riley embroidered his initials on one side. The ladies are getting my favorite Amy Butler Birdie Sling, I have 2 made and one more to go. One of Riley's teachers has taught both girls since we moved here, her daughter is going to Pitt next fall, so Pap picked up some. fabric for me to make her a Pitt bag.

I am running out of time and didn't make nearly as many handmade gifts this year as I would have liked, kids, work and life in general get too busy!


The kids and I finally made new stockings for the family. I cut and sewed the stockings, while each of the kids embroidered names on two stockings each. We used silver ornaments to make hooks for each one, quick and easy, but also fun and pretty.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Still Here

Wow. No posts since June. I am still sewing, busy now making a few holiday gifts, hope to update soon. Until then, Patti sent me a great link today that made me laugh.
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