Saturday, December 27, 2014

Shayla's baby quilt

I'm really behind on blogging here lately.  Here's what I did a month ago...

I came across a blog asking for these simple blocks to be made into a Quilt of Valor by the end of November. So I whipped up 5 blocks and sent them on their way. Actually, I ended up having to rip out several seams and re-sew them because they were just short of being square. So a quick simple project ended up being not so quick.

Shayla made this cute baby quilt.

I had the perfect variegated thread that had all her colors in it.  She requested swirls or flowers. I did both. 
Thanks for the fun quilt Shayla!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Countdown to Christmas

I made myself a Countdown to Christmas calendar last year and a friend mentioned wanting one herself.  So I made her this one this year. 

I used a charm pack plus a few squares out of some of my stash and this 'Gnome for the holidays' fabric. Its pretty adorable.

I used fusible web on felt for the numbers, but some of them came off or were peeled off by a certain munchkin. So I used some fabric hot glue to put them back on. Which ended up looking kind of messy. That stuff hardens up fast! And I burned my fingers a little in the process. Why I ended up buying hot fabric glue sticks instead of regular fabric glue I don't know. Ah well.

We have ours up and going, but we sometimes forget about it. I still have a few goodies and things to put in some of the pockets too. But it is a fun tradition to look forward to each year.

Friday, December 5, 2014

katies rectangles

This one is my sister Katie's quilt.

I quilted a paisley feather and filled in a few spaces with large pebbles.

The back!

This was my block for November for Do.Good Stitches Haven group.  Courtney made up a tutorial for this fun and easy block.  We have December off (yay!) and then we will start up again in January.