Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Project 2 Years in the Making

Finally finished this table topper that I started 2 years ago.  I named it "Crazy Corn"  The pattern is from Fons & Porter Easy Quilts - Fall 2011.  Since Fall is officially here, the topper has a place of honor on my kitchen table.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

San Francisco Stitch Company's Spring Spellbinder 2013 Wall Hanging

I love San Francisco Stitch Company's embroidery designs.  They've just started a mystery wall hanging called "Spring Spellbinder 2013."  The theme is taking a trip to somewhere in the world.  Each week they send you a design to stitch out.  I'm loving it.  The designs are beautiful, the instructions are complete, and it's fun to see what the next week will bring.  I have just finished the designs for weeks one, two, and three.

Have any idea where we might be going?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Potholders to Cheer My Kitchen

My old potholders had seen better days.  I decided to make two new ones.  Used the leftover fabric from a purse I made for my granddaughter.  Also incorporated the owl that I had embroidered earlier.  The design is from Hatched in Africa.  I am pleased with how they turned out.  They should add a cheerful note to my kitchen.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Craftsy BOM 2013 - First 3 Blocks

On a whim, I decided to join the Craftsy BOM for 2013.  What could I lose?  The class was free and I determined to use fabric that is in my stash.  So no cost...just my time.  The class focuses on various blocks, many of which I have never made before.  Free class -- no cost for material -- chance to work on my piecing accuracy.  How could I lose.  

I've made 3 blocks (can't believe I am not behind) and I am beginning to like the way the blocks are coming together.  I love starting with a little bit of this and a little bit of that and not knowing how it's going to turn out until it's done. 

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Recent Quilting Projects

Well, I'm starting to get the hang of this blogging thing.  I recently organized some of my projects and I wanted to put them on my blog.  These are my finished projects so far in 2013.  Hope you enjoy seeing them.

"Tea for One" Mug Rug
"A Cupcake Says Love" Mug Rug
Close-up of Blocks - Suzannah's Quilt
A Quilt for Suzannah (my granddaughter)

Matching Pillowcase for Suzannah's Quilt

"Harvest Wheat Table Mat
Close-up of Quilting

"Sew What" Container

Inside Lining

Side View

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Woke up today with a miserable know the kind - sneezing, runny nose, ringing ears, etc.  What do you do when you can't go out and you're feeling lousy and starting to get depressed.   You embroider a cheerful owl to make you feel better and lift your spirits.  I love the way it turned out and I feel a little better already.  Think I will make it into a pot holder.  My current potholders have seen better days.