Finally finished the last batch of Christmas cookies
yesterday. The Kids are happy that I had time
to make the rosettes this year.
Now I can put away the baking supplies.
...Yummm.. They turned out nice and crisp
Started on a new quilt for my Son and Daufgter -in- Law It's a scrap show case Bear Paw quilt Took some time to find all the fabrics I liked . Wendy liked the look of the pattern done all in pretty fall colors. So I found lots of oranges and browns with reds and a few greens and blues thrown in to offset the rest. Been a while since I've done a scrappy so the fun has just begun. Here's a peek at the first block.........
I like the look of the blended colors.
It's fun to sew the bear paws them pick them randomly
Winter has finally come to our part of the country..
We have been so spoiled with the warmer weather
that it didn't seem like fall in Northern Michigan.
But now that the North wind is blowing & bringing us some snow
I thought I'd get a little Chrismasy & show some of my snowman
collection & a few other decorations around the house.
So here goes.....
I made this little snow family a few years ago and so began my collection of snowmen . They are so soft
and with weighted bottoms they stand up quite well.
The middle one is a fave made with
fabric and buttons.
His little pail that reads "Snowman Seeds"
is filled with little puff balls that look
like real snow balls.
This one stretches to over 2 feet tall .
I had to get him because of the shoes
being so cute.
The grandkids keep the countdown going
with this one
This is my musical snow globe.
My Fireplace with the village on top.
Keeps us warm on cold winter
We had to fence it in to keep the little
My tree with the quilted dancing
skirt I just finished for it.
This is my newest
addition this year.
It is the kids fave
And last but not least..... my favoite little snow people.......
Jewell and Autumn
They just love to play in the snow, and can't wait until we can build our first snowman of the season....
After months of stiching the Wild Things quilt is finally Done! It will be off to it's new home at my daughters house. It has an all over beige stitch & it came out nice puffy. Just the way she wanted it.
This was the first time I have ever sent out a quilt to be finished on a longarm machine. King size are much easier done on a longarm. I'm very happy with the results. I know Heather will enjoy it in these cold winter months
Been a while since my last post Guess I've been busy!!! Well I have been working on a few things. Just finished the dog pillow for my daughter in law Wendy. This is a boxer like her Real big guy Max ( short for Maximus) Her B-Day is on Tuesday. She almost ruined the surprise when she stopped by while I was finishing it. Hope she likes it.
Here are a few of the blocks for my Daughter' quilt. I'm calling it " Wild Things" she likes her wild animal prints. Her room is also lime green & beige, so the jungle prints should work well . Have about half the blocks done so far. It's the 1st time I'm trying out my new Wonder Cut Ruler, it sure saves time making the 1/2- square triangles . It will be a queen size with extra loft for winter( by request.) Sooo when the top is done it will be off to the shop to be quilted . Don't want to send that thick of a quilt
through my home machine.
I have to fussy cut the blocks with the animals on from the printed fabric as a few of the pics of the animals are not quite what she wanted.
Have to try a few combinations until we get it right.. So far so good., not sure on the double faces yet though . I will let her decide when I finish laying out a pattern with all the combinations.
These blocks are a few from a BOM I worked on last year. I still have not figured out how I would like to put them in a quilt top. The rest of blocks are also animals or seasonal motifs. I need to find fabric that will flow with all the colors. This is one of the UFO's I have vowed to work on before the end of the year. The pile has gotten a little smaller this summer, I just need to keep the motivation going now that I'll be back to work in a few weeks .
I made this cat quilt for my boss as a going away gift when she moved to a new school district. She is a cat lover.
This is actually the second one I made , the first one went to the Relay for Life Auction
Heather's Apple Coar Quilt
I started this one with favorite pieces of clothing from my daughter since she was born.
She now has 2 daughters of her own so I plan to add favorite pieces from her girls too.
With any luck one of them will like to quilt and keep adding on to it.
Just finished this one in the spring for my room.
It is one of my BOM - Buck a Block
It really Brightens up my room.
This is my daughter Tamara's memory quilt. It has pics from birth to graduation
It was done in purple hues & set in T blocks. She uses it as a wall hanging.
Gordy & Wendy's Quilt
I made this king size quilt for my son & his fiance. The diamonds
were a real challenge to match , but after a few tries they came together. Whew!!! I was happy to see this one done.
I love Snowmen so this my all time favorite .
I love the name too....It's called" All Flakes Welcome"
This was my first attempt at real applique.
It took me almost a year.... I got very picky about it,
The joke was I just finished quilting it in May ...just in time for summer. lol
I can't wait to display it this winter on my hanging quilt frame.
This quilt was one of the first I ever made
& it is still everyones favorite .
I am the mother of three & grandmother of 5 girls.
I love to sew, it's my favorite pastime. Quilting is a great stress reducer. It's also a great hobby on those long cold Northern Michigan winter days. I also like to read and spend time with my grandkids.