Wednesday, August 19, 2009

BOM 's From My UFO Pile

Bear in the Wood & Eagle In Flight

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'm sad to see the summer ending.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Little Bathing Beauties

I just had to add this pic of my two bathing beauties.
My 2 youngest grand kiddies Jewell & Autumn
They enjoy warming in the sun as much as playing in the pool, not that we have had much of a summer anyway. We have finally had some warm days this week.
School starts back up in about 3 weeks , so of course the weather will be nice again.
Fall will not be to far behind As the leaves are already changing on my Maple tree.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Some of my Favorites

All Ears Cat quilt

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
Series Quilts

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 .

Thats All For now.....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

More From the Journal

The Grandkids Quilts

Emily's Piggies
Erinn's Kittie's

Brittany's Moo Cows

The girls were so excited when they

opened their their quilts
The twins helped make pillows to

match their quilts. I am so glad the

grandkids like to so, since my daughter had no interest in sewing at all.

Lassie Quilt

Got the lassie quilt put together today....

It was much faster with the new machine ....

Hope the quilting goes just as fast...

The babies are coming soon so I need to get them done.

My New Toy

Well I finally got my new machine yesterday the Janome 6600P.

Took me more than a week to decide which one to buy. Oh well ..thats just me....
It looks so huge in my little sewing room, but I'm Oh sewwww happy with it.

It sews like a dream. It has so many features I didn't know what to try first. It came with a huge extension table too. Oh I'm in love!!!

My GDD Brittany & I spent the afternoon playing with my new toy.

I'll be able to quilt even  faster now. Bye..... I'm off to play somemore

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jean Recycling projects......

It's In the Bag!!

I like to recycle denim . My closet is overstuffed with all types of jeans. Not all become quilts....
Some become bags & purses ....
I've made about 10 large totes so far with all different side fabrics but most were orders and sold before I got pics

These little purses were fun to make for the grandkids. They love to carry their favorite toys around in them.

I like to hide little suprises in them & see the looks on their faces when they find them the next time they visit.