Friday, April 29, 2016

Totes, Quilt and a Toy

My future daughter-in-law asked me to make totes for her bridesmaids; she will put a gift for them in the totes.  Since the wedding is in October, she wanted them in autumnal colors but left the design to me.  This week I completed the 5 totes.  Well, I actually made 6 but accidentally had a twisted handle on one of them.  I gave them to her this evening and I think she was pleased.

They are all made from the same pattern, but because I used 2 charm packs, no two are exactly alike. The pattern can be found on a Missouri Star tutorial

Speaking of Missouri Star, today I received a quilt in the mail that I sent to them for long-arm quilting. I am so happy with how it turned out.  I can't post a picture yet; I don't want the person to see it before she gets it and that won't be until July.

I am looking forward to the May pattern for the My Favorite Things Quilt Along. Only a few more days!

I did complete a quilt top for the Linus Project.  I hope some little boy or girl enjoys cuddling up with it.  I'll post a picture once it is quilted.  HERE IT IS.

Now, about that toy.  My sweet hubby bought me an embroidery machine - a Brother PE 770.  I have no idea all the uses I'll put it too, but I am going to have a blast learning and playing!

Ain't she purdy???

Since the midnight hour has struck, I'll finish up here and talk with you later.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Paper Piecing Vintage - 8 down

In my last post, I had 3 of the little 6" blocks done.  I have now completed 8 of the 12.  I hope I can get the last four done in the next few days, then it's on to sashing, bordering, quilting and binding.  In other words, then I can proceed with gettin' 'er done!  This sassy little quilt will hang in my sewing room.

Here are all 8 blocks I've done so far.

Finished Quilt Top

I got the Paper Piecing Vintage top done tonight.  As soon as it is quilted, it will hang in my living room.  I had planned to hang it in my sewing room, but it is such a cheery little quilt, I want everyone to enjoy it. Here are the last 4 blocks, the signature block that will be on the back and a picture of the completed top.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Started 2 new quilts!

Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked has a block of the month happening this year called "My Favorite Things" and, since I love her designs and I need a quilt for my sewing room, I joined in.  Here are the first 4 blocks;

These pictures were taken before they were pressed. They really are pretty square.

And since I have to wait until May 1 to get the next block, I decided to make a little block of the month quilt designed by Jennifer that I purchased from Craftsy.  Here are the first 3 of 12 blocks:

These are all 6" blocks.  That little pineapple block has 85 pieces in it.  This one I can work on as the spirit moves me.  I have the patterns for all the blocks!!

Well, I'm off.  Janny (my Janome sewing machine) is calling.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Two More Quilts Completed!

Golly Pete!  I have two more quilts completed. I am meeting two of my nieces for lunch next Saturday and I can't wait to give them their quilts.  Even though I don't normally post pictures of the completed quilts until I've delivered them to the recipient, I'm going to this time.  I'm pretty sure they don't read this blog.  As a matter of fact, I don't think they know the blog exists. So here are the quilts;

The horsey quilt is named "Paint, A Horse of a different color" and he is for my niece Karen.  I believe it is my favorite quilt that I've ever made.  Well, it and my two Project of Doom quilts.  After I have all my nieces' quilts, my soon-to-be daughter-in-law's quilt, and my two sons' quilts done, I'll finish my two Project of Doom quilts.  One of them is just for me and I think the other will be donated to my favorite community theater group to be raffled off as a fundraiser. I will post pics when they are completed.    

For those of you who are not in the know, the Project of Doom is a quilt-along designed by Jennifer Ofenstein in Fandom In Stitches,  It is a paper-pieced bookcase quilt based on Harry Potter.

That's all for now folks.  Talk with you later.