I have really enjoyed making purses & totes. They are a great way to use up fabrics that you just had to have, but only bought a yard of. They are especially fun when you can make part of them using an embroidery machine. Here is my latest. I did the sewing motifs on my emb machine & finished the rest on my Pfaff. The designs are from Sweet Pea (swpea.com).…Continue
I just finished my art quilt for the Cherrywood Fabrics Bob Ross Art Quilt Challenge. This was my husband's last gift to me and it is dedicated to him - representing his last season of life and traveling up the stairs to reach his eternal home. It may not be chosen for the Challenge, and that is okay. I really enjoyed doing it and creating it layer…Continue
I’ve spent the last four months hand quilting this quilt top, made by my great-great grandmother, Anne Powell Coonley (1820-1916). This is third of Grandma Coonley’s quilt tops I’ve completed, with three more to go. I would estimate it was sewn between 1880-1900 and it’s pretty fragile. Grandma Coonley was quite the proper lady and not one you messed with. Her granddaughter, my maternal grandmother, was scared to death of her! But because she was so revered (or feared), many of her…Continue
We had a challenge on the Piece Around the World group to see how many scraps we could use in 1 project. We had to use a minimum of 40, which sounds like a lot, but really isn't. We also had to have half square triangles be the main design element. This was a fun challenge to do. I looked through all my books & found this table runner in the Big Book of Table Toppers by Martingale. It is called Window Pane. Mine has 69 fabrics in it including the background fabric.…Continue
How about that! I promised myself I wasn't starting another project until all UFOs were in an active stage. I have one at the lake that I'm hand quilting and one here at the house that I'm hand quilting. This one I'm machine quilting for a retirement gift. She has been Gary's right hand lady...she will be greatly missed.
Since summer is upon us...I'll end with this:…Continue
Because a special knitter is visiting, I cast on a shawl we were both planning to make:
We had an important birthday this past week. Daphne and Zachary had rehearsals for their dance recitals on Tuesday, so she had her cake on Sunday.
My husband & I are going to New Orleans next month to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, which also falls on Father's Day. I wanted either a purse or a tote that was bright & cheery to take along so I went through my stash & found these 2 fabrics. The tote is the Candice tote by Lazy Girl designs. As you can see in the 2nd picture, the front is also a pocket. I like to carry my credit cards & cash in those little zippered pouches so I made one of those to match.…Continue
I added a few photos of some of my projects from the last couple years up to current WIPs.
How is everyone doing? Since my last post I inherited a serious quilters fabric stash. I've made a few quilts, currently quilting a sailboat quilt for my grandson who will soon be 5 yrs old. The youngest grandson will soon be 2 and is due a new quilt.
So many quilts on my round tuit list...
I have 3 quilt top wips in patterns I found on pintrest.
I am full time at the PD as night shift dispatcher. It's great because I can work on projects in my free time. That is…Continue
It has been another busy week.