Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Last Three Months of 2016

September 2016

Friends were married and I created a Christmas Tree Skirt as a gift.

















I used the Phillips Arts ruler and green camouflage fabric as the feature.

They love everything camouflage! and they loved the tree skirt.

















Here is the strip set that I cut the pieces from.

















Here is the complete quilt.

















Here is the back~with mittens.

I also gave a Christmas ornament to start their married collection.

This is one of my favorite gifts to give!

October 2016

I went into my tub of Halloween novelties and made this Halloween Peg quilt for me.

No pattern was followed as I found a picture on the web as my inspiration~and I failed to credit where it was from.  :(  

bad blogger.






If this is your design...comment and I'll give you the credit where credit is due!




November 2016

I went into the tub of Hockey novelties and yes, you guesses it!

I made a Hockey pegs quilt. I donated this one to the Arrowhead Girls Hockey Turkey Tourney raffle. The person that won this quilt placed the wrong end of their ticket in the bin and failed to collect it. A second ticket was drawn and the quilt was won my the girls' goalie coach! I was so happy that it stayed in the hockey family! I later heard the the Coach doesn't accept any monies for his work with the girls which made his win doubly nice.

Here is the back. I had purchased a t-shirt from the previous year's tournament and used that as the label.













December 2016

My night guild sponsored a Christmas family and were looking for quilts to give.

I quilted up the 4 patch poise quilt and donated it.

I also quilted up my rwb tube quilt and donated it. (still trying to locate a picture - even if not quilted)

Friday, January 13, 2017

2016 ~ The Year That Wasn't!

Boy...Have I been MIA or what?!

Already two weeks into 2017 and no blogging.    In the coming days, I am going to try and update the end of 2016 as well as post current projects.

I am amazed at how easy it was to stop blogging...hopefully, I'll be able to get into the blogging routine again as I miss my online journal and *seeing* what my blogging friends are creating. Until then...

(and a no picture post!)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

My Week in Review 9-3-2016

This was a hodgepodge week for me--ever have one of those?!
















First off--I took Baby in for her cleaning and tune up. I try to get her in once a year but since I haven't been sewing as frequently--I let it slide until 18 months. I just want to ensure that Baby runs as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. So I pulled Little Brother out of his hiding spot and set him up in Baby's cabinet. Not a great fit but workable...

I discovered this owl panel so I sewed up a leaf border surround with some stash and ta-da...a fall wall hanging. I quilted it with the Trailing Vine pantograph in orange, of course!

















My friends are getting married next Saturday and as a tradition I make and gift a Christmas Tree skirt. I found a pattern I like that uses the Wedge Ruler. So I ordered the ruler and book from Philip's Fiber Arts. The pattern was found on a quilting board--with no cutting instructions.

















So I went to the stash and pulled a few Christmas fabrics and went to work with a preliminary pattern. I didn't want to cut into the gift fabrics until I *knew* what cuts to make... I did discover that my white 1 fabric didn't have enough contrast with the main green---a good lesson to learn!

The owl panel also had a few owls to use as appliqué. Instead, I sewed them together with some background for a second wall hanging.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

WIP 8.27.2016

After a hectic week, I finally sat down at Baby and sewed the final border onto my 4 Patch Posie quilt. I always like to include a bit of the original fabric somewhere---either on the front or back!







This one is moving to the UFO pile as I have a wedding present to make. And the wedding is in TWO.WEEKS.  Yikes...

pattern credit: 4 Patch Posie

approximate size: 66 x 88

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of A Fabric Addict 

and

Pam at Mama Spark's World

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WIP Wednesday 8.17.2016

Today I worked on pre-sashing my 4 Patch Posey blocks.

Next up: sewing into the flimsy.

Pattern credit: Stacked 4 Patch Posey









Linking up with:

Pam at Mama Sparks' World

Friday, August 12, 2016

Whoop! Whoop! 8.12.2016

I finished the binding on my Floral quilt this week.

Pattern inspiration: Jodi Robinson's Let's Keep It Simple

(You will need to scroll to the last quilt in this post)

















I quilted it down with butterflies--to go with the garden theme.

Panto credit: Angel Wings

Here is the back. It's a pieced I dyed this summer and added a little bit to bring to size.

I'll be sad when summer is over and I won't be able to dye fabric as frequently....






Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Thursday, August 11, 2016

WIP Thursday 8.11.2016

Yesterday was a late start at work so I decided to get a start on my next quilt: a Stacked Four Patch Posie quilt. An hour before my shift started, I received a call from my boss saying there was a scheduling error and did I want the day off??? OF.COURSE.YES!!!

Here are the efforts from my sewing yesterday! I completed all of the blocks I wanted to make!

This is the original fabric.












Pattern credit: Stacked Four Patch Posie. This is just one place to purchase the pattern--I'm not sure where I brought mine but it was many moons ago....