Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2 more little finishes

Thought you would like to see the lighthouse quilt finished! I'll be sending it off to mom shortly!

And I also quilted up a small quilt for our guilds silent auction at our quilt show this fall. Not perfect, but ok.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What have I been doing now?

Well, I was suppose to make a Tshirt quilt for my daughters best friend for 2 years now. Had the Tshirts in a bag just sitting there. So finally I started cutting them up this week. I finished cutting the neck and arms off tonight and have about half of them stabilized. At least it is a start! Tomorrow I'm hoping to get the rest of them stabilized - you wouldn't believe how long that takes!

My mom also wanted a small wall hanging for her door. I finally got that made this week. Just have to finish quilting it. I cheat on these and do the button hole stitch after I layer so it is kind of like quilted where the applique is. Just need to do the sky background.

And meet H and A's newest family member! Isn't she adorable! She was abandoned in the back yard of some friends of A's parents. A had always told H that she could name their dog "Santo" after Ron Santo of the Chicago Cubs as long as it had "White Socks (Sox)"! Can you tell those 2 support opposing Chicago teams!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Finally a finish

I finally have a finish! This little quilt was made from some leftover charm scraps from this quilt I made last summer.
And look at the fun fabric I put on the back. Picked up a yard of this in Paducah a few years ago, I knew at some point I would have a small quilt it would look good on!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fabric Bowls

When I saw these on Janet's blog I just had to try it. Mine aren't as nice as hers - but hey - I did them quick just to play! The tutorial is here. (I also didn't bother to hand sew down the binding.)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sling Bags

One of my daughters wanted a sling bag. I offered to make her one but that wasn't cool. So we shopped and shopped and she couldn't find anything she liked or was close to what she wanted. So I offered again. She didn't say yes, but she didn't say no.

So when we got home I showed her this pattern I had. Needless to say that was exactly what she wanted! So then she bugged me to go to the store to buy fabric. THAT wasn't hard to do!

The result? 2 bags for her and 1 for me! Tonight she told me that all her friends want one now too!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Quilting Tool Caddy - Tutorial

Here it is. Hope you find the instructions easy to follow. And don't forget... I want to see pictures of your finished products! I'll be putting up a linky so we can share with everyone!

Quilting Tool Caddy Tutorial - Part 1

Quilting Tool Caddy Tutorial - Part 2

Quilting Tool Caddy Tutorial - Part 3

Share your finished Caddy with us HERE.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Quilting Tool Caddy - Share Yours!

See this post for tutorial link.

Share your Caddies with me! I really would love to see them! Please give the link to the post where you share your caddy.

Quilting Tool Caddy - Fabric Requirements

Here are the fabric requirements for the Quilting Tool Caddy. I'll post these today and on Friday we will celebrate (nothing special) by posting the instructions. This will give you a few days to gather your stuff. And if you make one - I want to see it!

Here is what you need to gather for Friday:

5" x 7" acrylic photo frame (you can get them for $1 at dollar stores and walmarts)

Main Fabric - Pre-quilted fabric 6" x 15"
I found the pre-quilted fabric gives the base of the sleeve just a bit more of a foundation for the sleeve

Big Front Pocket - 6-1/2" x 11"

Little Front Pocket - 6-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Back Pocket - 6-1/2" x 10"

Until Friday - Have fun gathering!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Quilting Tool Caddy - Batch 3!

Quilting Tool Caddy - Batch 2!

Check this out!

UPDATE: I've had a lot of interest in a tutorial. So are you in? You want me to do it?

I saw this on Bonnie Hunters blog post here. And I just had to figure out how to make one.

So I played a bit this weekend and look at what I got! I"m making some for guild quilt show boutique and some for roommate gifts for our fall quilt retreat. So I have more to go - but I'm liking what I have!