Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oh Baby....

Something must be in the water.  I've had to make 9 baby quilts this summer.  Normally I make maybe 1 a year!  So here are just a few of the baby quilts I've finished recently - yes I got lazy and made duplicates of some of them since they were going to babies that would never see each other!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tentmakers of Cairo (Egypt)

I have LOVED the quilts the Tentmakers of Cairo make for years and years now.  Their work is truly amazing.  I knew about them from a friend who lived there for a short time, and learned a lot about them.  In fact I own the above quilt - a truly spectacular piece of work.

I found this interview with Jenny Bowker and 2 tentmakers on you tube.  It is truly amazing to see them work.  So I thought you might like to see it too!  ENJOY!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More Mug Covers

Worked on some more mug covers/caddies!  Aren't they cute!

Friday, September 21, 2012

My Jelly Roll - 1600

Sweet, sweet Miss V, my long arm quilter, saw my post and grabbed 2 snapshots of my Jelly Roll - 1600 so I could post them on my blog!  Thank you V!

My Jelly Roll only had 20 different fabrics, so I had 2 of each strip.  Isn't it a fun happy Christmas quilt!  It will be fun to just snuggle under it dreaming of of all things Christmas!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jelly Roll 1600 - Fun Time

At camp we also had a "Jelly Roll 1600 Race Fun Time".  We decided not to race - just make one and see all the fun different variations that came out!  15 of us did one!  And can you believe it - I forgot to take a picture of mine before I sent it home with the quilter. 

I used a "Jingle" by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics jelly roll and had some 1 yd cuts of a cute xmas fabric I bought at Hancock's of Paducah when I was there this spring. 

I can't wait to see it again!  Just believe me, mine was pretty darn cute!  But hopefully in January I"ll have a new quilt finally!  After a long, long, dry spell!

Enjoy all the variations I got pictures of.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Its Mug time!

It finally got cool enough to haul out my favorite mug and have a hot cup of tea!  This is my favorite special polish pottery mug from DD H. 

And check out what I made this weekend!  A mug caddy for my sewing table!  Well actually this one is for a friend but I"ll have more this weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More fun things from camp!

Thought I would share 2 fun things I made at camp!  Above is a bucket to carry all your quilting tools in when you go somewhere!  I used a paint bucket but you could use any kind of bucket you wanted.  I love how it turned out!

I also made this wine tote.  It holds 2 bottles of wine.  I have 3 more to make but they aren't done yet.  The pattern for this is Atkinson Designs Wine and Dine pattern.

Someone had this mug pocket thing.  I need to make one of those now for home!  Isn't it cute!

And the someone lost their legs!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Back from Camp

I"m back from Quilt Camp!  I had a wonderful time as always!  The theme this year was "Ghouls Night Out".  During the last half of the past year each month we were given some patterns for a row in a Halloween Quilt.  Each of us interpreted it the way we wanted.  It was so much fun to see all the variations!  Above is mine so far.  I still want to do a bit of applique above the broom and maybe on the bottom black border.  And of course I need to put eyes on the ghosts, witch and frog!

Below are some of the other ones at camp.  Aren't they all fun!




Forgot whose this was