I just made this pillow mattress for a customer. She had purchased an antique baby doll bed at a garage sale and repainted it a peachy pink. So above is the pic of the finished product that she wanted. (i just love my embroidery machine, especially when i make $)
This is for her new and first grand baby girl that will be born very shortly.
Here is a pic of my new grandson born 4-6-12. His name is Jon Cash, but I call him Cash since we already have enough Jon's around here. 3 weeks old in this pic.
OK, So my youngest son Kyle is getting married to his fiance Arielle. I made 10 make-up bags for the bridesmaids and the guest book girls. I think they turned out pretty good considering I have never put in a zipper before. Ya I know some of the zippers open right to left and instead of left to right, oh well at least they work. LOL
Doing this gave me a chance to try out my embroidery machine which worked like a dream. The biggest problem was figuring out which font to use. My friends Quinnie and Marty helped me finish them up one afternoon. Thanks for help friends.
Now I just need to make me one.
My friend Angi at Sew Loquacious has been making a lot of neat bags with pic on them.
I taught a bunch of ladies in my quilt group at the rec center how to make this.
Next up is my mystery quilt block made from my fabric at the lock-in we just did last sat. Most everyone does not get the quilt done but you get a good start on it.
Then around 8:30 pm that night Theresa and Sharon (the ladies who design the patterns & put this fun activity together) show you what your quilt pattern will look like. I chose to make the throw size (this brown quilt is the throw size) but, you could make the queen or a king size.
I think the one Theresa made is a queen size (quilt pic below). Oh yeah, and you had the choice to do the dark version or the light version. I chose the dark version like the brown quilt and Theresa's is the light version. TERESA
Saturday March 12 is the day for my Mystery Quilt Lock-In. Got my fabric, hope I made the right choices. About 55-60 quilting ladies will be sewing and munching our buns off. My motto is the faster you sew the more calories you'll burn. LOL. This fun will go from 10 am to 10 pm Saturday.
This what I have been working on. I had this Eeyore fleece and didn't want to do a double layered tied blanket so looking on the good ole' internet I came across a You Tube video on crocheting edge of fleece with yarn. You have to have a special rotary cutter blade to make the tiny hole for you to crochet in. (Skip Stitch Blade) You crochet your foundation row with single crochets And then I did a shell pattern for my second row. It really looks good. I used a J hook for the foundation row and a H hook for the shells. I have a couple more pieces of fleece I will be doing this too. You should try this it is very easy.
I designed up a paper pieced snowman. He is so cute, so I made him into a pillow. Put some bally fringe around the edges (That was the first time trying that, but I think it came out ok) and added some square buttons for the coal eyes and small buttons for the mouth. I appliqued the carrot nose on. I really like the ornament fabric. I have a fall table runner I have designed for applique. Still working on the quilting on that , so I will show a pic soon. My goal is too hopefully sell my designs as patterns.
Sure is cold here in Kansas. We have the weirdest weather goes from 70's to 50's, BRRRR!
I have been working on this super easy quilt pattern that is called "Warm Wishes". It makes a fast donation quilt. My quilt guild showed a demo on this recently at one of our meetings. I was so eager to make one I went to Joann's Fabrics that week & picked up some fabric to do one. My plan is to give this to my MIL. In this pic to the left my blocks are sewn together in rows but my rows are not sewn together yet.
I am married with 2 grown sons. I live in Kansas City, Kansas. We have an adorable cat named Miss Kitty. I also have 3 grand daughters and a grandson. I consider myself a hobby quilter with most of the time trying to find time to quilt. You can contact me at email@example.com