Monday, November 28, 2011

Just a few Christmas Projects

Been away for a month or so, and probably not much to post in the next month or two. But I thought I would quickly share what I"ve been working on for Christmas gifts (and some for me). Above is this really fun iron carrier/pressing mat! Folded up it carries your iron. Open it up and you have a portable ironing mat! The pattern is from here.

Then I"ve made a few fancy pin holders. I got these pretty little porcelein dishes at an antique shop. Put power magnets on the bottom and you have a pretty magnetic pin dish! (I need to hot glue the magnets on the bottom yet. But I got the idea online, so just search around you and will probably find some tutorials or examples such as here.

Then I heard about these cool stilletto's at a quilt retreat from a local quilt shop. They are antique small spoons cut off and made into little stilletto's. I tried one at the retreat and let me tell you - it works nice! And feels so good in your hand - and pretty too!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Some Antique Quilts from the show

And last but not least a few of the Antique Quilts on display at from the show.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A few of my quilts

Thought I would share a few of the quilts I put in the show. Things are slow in the quilting department right now, so at least I can show you some inspiration.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

And even more Eye Candy

Thought I would share some of my favorites from the quilt show. Above is a quilt by Heather that I thought was absolutely funny! It is so cute!

This great Stack N Whack was made by Judi. I love seeing how all the blocks look so different.

This one is by my friend Joan. It is Charity Crosses from the Moda Bake Shop. Of course it is done in 30's fabrics!

And I always love a Carpenter's Wheel. I"ve had this pattern for ages and just never have made it. Guess I had better get to it! Pam's version may just make me dig that pattern out again.

And check this one out - isn't it great! Those log cabins are teeny tiny, let me tell you. Mary did an awesome job on it don't you think!

And how about Mary's Round Robin quilt. I fell in love with it!

And who doesn't love brown and blue in little quilts. This is Hilda's Wyoming Star.

A little about this beauty. I made a mystery for our guild several years ago. Jeanne finished hers this year. I love how it turned out. It was roughly based from the book "Bears Paw Plus: Make New Tracks with Sampler Blocks" by Pat Syta. Mine has been done for year except the quilting. Need to get that one finished!

And another quilt that has been on my to do list.... Mary's To Grandmothers House

Had to share Lois' Dinner for the Family. That is all paper pieced.

And this is Rose's Winter Wonderland. I have about 1/2 of the blocks for mine done. But it is slow going for me. This gives me inspiration to get mine done!

And look at Susan's Jungle Rain. Simple yet striking!

And another one from Joan in 30's! She calls this Lemon Delight. You should see it in person - it really sings.

And Lois' "My Wishful Garden". I love these Jacobean like florals.

And here is Nann's Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt - Roll Roll Cotton Boll