Sunday, September 27, 2009

What have I been up to?

Not much! Just vegging a lot lately! Not even sewing. But today I finally went down and made the pillowcases I told Holly I would make her to go with her wedding quilt - they look great!

And here are the first 3 blocks to my project I started at camp. It is Confetti Cake by "The Pattern Basket". I won this pattern a few months ago and knew I had to make it. Only I"m going to make it queen size for my bed in the summer! I"m so excited!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Presents from Friends!

I got some very special presents at camp this year. Above is from Laura - who I was SO HAPPY to see again. I felt like it had been forever since I had seen her! She got me this gorgeous photo book for me to put wedding pics in! And a lovely candle that smells so nice!

And Linda G gave me this really cool small photo frame! She laughed and said I could put pictures of the wedding on it, then when people asked if we had a good time at the wedding and did we get any good pics I whip it out of my pocket and they are stuck seeing them! If I carry a large album they run when they see me!

And these are gifts to myself. I stopped by an antique store on the way down to camp and came across 2 bags of old blocks. I fell in love with them. I"m going to figure out a way to put both sizes in one quilt and use them all. There are more than what I'm showing, so I should get a nice small quilt out of them.

I also learned how to make chenille pot holders. This one has to be washed and dried again, but I"m making a few more, so I"m going to wait until those are done. When they are really done they are all soft and fuzzy.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Still Unpacking

I don't know why I don't realize that when I spend a month packing for camp I am not going to get unpacked and organized within a day (or two)!!! Anyway, I unpacked a bit last night and this morning and have all kinds of goodies to share with you. I know I have more probably. Anyway, the most fun thing I made at camp was this bag. The bag folds up into this pocket (above) and then opens out into a big tote bag (below)! I obviously need to fix the one side of the handle, didn't get it quite even. I made this with Jan - I"m so glad she shared her pattern and told me about this! Oh and heh - get the colors and fabric style - I didn't stick to my norm!

I also made this tote bag with my friend Joan. This one is going to my mother-in-law. I think she will like it!

Also got my apron done! I wanted one of those aprons that cross in the back, and look at the fun 50's fabric I used! (Yes it is wrinkled from packing).

And last but not least a bit better view of "The Purple Quilt"!

Tomorrow - Gifts!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Camp was Wonderful!

As always, camp was wonderful. I got some much needed sewing time and mostly visiting time with friends. Here are just a few quick pics of what I worked on. Above is the "purple" quilt I made for my sister-in-law for xmas. One guess what color she likes!

And this is my friend Joan's "treat bag" dress.

And here is Laura's dress and my dress (with treats inside). I"ll have to get some more pics later. Just been too busy catching up with life at work and home!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Off to Camp

I"m off to camp!!!! Well tomorrow I am! Finished my other clothespin bag for myself!

And made an emergency baby quilt for my sister. Her niece-in-law asked her oldest son to be the Godfather of their new baby, so she thought he should have a special present for the baby.

AND I got all my spool blocks together so I can take it to the quilter on retreat! This is a swap Darlene, Sharon, Wendy, Judy, and Carol did with me. It is going to be such a special quilt! I just love the way it looks!

And the wedding quilt is quilted and I have the binding sewn on. Now to sew it down on the back!

See you in a week!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

A few more Table Runners

Made a few more table runners this weekend. They are so easy and fun!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Some finishes!!!

Have 2 new finishes to show you! So yes you've seen the tops done, but they are quilted now and have binding on them!!! (I didn't say the binding was sewn down though you notice). Above is my string stars. Doesn't it look great! Actually this one does have binding sewn down and has been on my bed for a week. Check out the back.

And my sisters wine quilt is all quilted! My friend quilted grapes and grape leaves on it. If you look hard you might see the grape circles. My sister is going to LOVE this!

And in case I didn't post it, the wedding quilt top is done and at the quilters as we speak! It is king size so I had a hard time getting the whole thing in!