Thursday, July 9, 2015

More projects for the quilt shop and a bag for me

Well, here's the last Beatle bag I made...I have everything to make another but I'll do it sometime soon.  The next one is for me so there is no hurry.... This one is for the quilt shop.

This is a bag I made out of placemats.  It was fun to make. .

I made this quilt top for the quilt shop.  The pattern is called Upstairs/Downstairs and it was in the book, Quilt Boutique by Suzanne McNeill.  I used one jelly roll and 2 yards for the borders and red blocks in the middle of the block.  This was a quick quilt top to make.  The book is an older book but is still available and it has 9 quilts in it that you use jelly rolls for.  All the quilts are quick to make. I really enjoyed making this one and plan to make myself one too.
This is a close-up of the block.

Here's a table runner I made and quilted for the shop.  This is called Cranberry Chutney Table Runner and has lots of food fabric in it. It was fun and fast to make too. 

I made 4 more sewing machine mats for the shop. I don't have to do anymore, I've made a total of 14 of these and that's all they need.  These are not hard but they are a little time consuming. They are like little quilts to make. You put them together and have to quilt them.  Put the clear plastic on the bottom and bind them too.  I do not like sewing with the plastic. I sewed one without my walking foot and it was very hard.  I put the walking foot on and it went so much better and quicker.  I had forgotten about my walking foot but remembered really quickly when it was so hard to sew...Anyway, I'm through with these for now and I'm ready to work on other things. I'm now working on iron caddies for the shop and they will be a lot easier to work on. 
The sewing machine mat is black fabric but it doesn't look black.  I laid them out on my love seat and the color looks black on it. 

This is a top I just finished for the shop.  It is a Christmas panel.  The shop is celebrating Christmas in July...

That's all I have for now.  More to come later. I hope you are having a great summer and getting some sewing time in.  Until next time, happy stitching.

Monday, June 22, 2015

More Beatle Bags, Black Sewing Machine Mats, butterfly blocks and Happy Pinwheels Quilts

Well, here's two more Beatle bags. I made these for the quilt shop and have one more to make now too. 
I made ten sewing machine mats for the shop. They are going to use them in their classroom.  So when you go take a class, you can use them and stay organized. 
I made these two butterfly blocks to give to my friend. These are for a donation quilt for On Butterfly Wings, a breast cancer survivor's group.  The quilt will be put together and when it is, I'll take a picture and show you. This block was fun and easy to make.  My quilt group made these last year and a few people won the blocks.  I think I'll make me a quilt out of these this year sometime.  I think all different colors would be lovely. 

Here are the three pinwheel quilts my small group made for our friend's family.  They really look all alike but the backings were all different.  Two were queen size and one was a full size quilt.  These were all 30's fabrics.  Fun quilts to make and our friend really liked them. She is giving them to her Mom, sister and niece this week.  We had a great time making these. 

Well, that's it for now. Im working on another Beatle bag and a tablerunner now and will show you those when I have them finished.  I hope you are getting some sewing time in too. Until next time, happy stitching. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Shop Samples and a quilt for a friend

I'm working on a lot of things now.  Here are some things I've worked on for a local quilt shop. These are samples for the shop...These are called Beatle Bags and they are very nice bags to carry your sewing and quilting tools in. 

The inside of the bags have plastic inserts that you put your supplies in.

They have two pockets and a detachable pin cushion with walnut shells in them.  These were a lot of fun to make.  Now I have two more to make for the shop and one for me.....

This is a sample for the shop also, It is a Deb Tucker pattern,
 and is called Southern Hospitality. It was also fun to make.  The border is called migrating geese and she has a great video on how to do this on her website.  She also has a lot of videos on her website and her rulers are great to use.  I used her square ruler for this quilt.  The ruler is a rectangle and I thought it was funny that she called it a square ruler...Anyway, go check out her website and see all the great patterns she has plus good videos too. 

I quilted a quilt this week for a friend.  This was one of the pinwheel quilts my group made.  We made three quilts to give to our friend's Mom, sister and niece.  Their homes burnt down and we made them each a pinwheel quilt.   The quilts will be given to her to give to them in about two weeks.  I quilted this one and another friend  quilted the other two.  I don't have to bind it as another friend is doing that.  We are calling these quilts, Happy Pinwheels.. This is a big quilt.  They told me it was a queen size but it's almost a king size.  These are all 30's fabrics.  All the quilts are pinwheels and they are a little different only because of the different color of pinwheel blocks used.  I hope they like the quilts.  They look really pretty close up. 

Well, that's it for now. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and until next time, happy stitching.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Some things I've been working on

Here are some things I've worked on.  My son and daughter-in-law moved into a house and decided they did not want these bar stools (there are two of them) so they gave them to me.  They were pretty bad. The seats were an ugly tan color and looked pretty dirty so I reupholstered the seats and I really like them now. Here's one of them, I was working on the other one when I took this picture.
I made this small quilt for our polka dot challenge.  All the fabrics are polka dots even the background fabric.  I saw this on Pinterest and loved it.  There was no pattern given so I just looked and decided what sizes everything needed to be.  Very easy.  I used 4 1/2 inch squares, 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch strips and  2 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch strips. The outer border is 6 inches wide.  We had to make a project out of the fabrics we received in our exchange.  We exchanged fat eights so there wasn't a lot of fabric to play with but enough for this quilt.

I made this one after seeing a video by Jennie at Missouri Star quilts. I also saw this on Pinterest too.  This is called the falling charms quilt.  I used two charm packs and some yardage from the Eleanor Burns fabric line.  The charm pack was one of Jennie's daily deals but I had to buy more than one!
Now to get these quilted.  I have more to show too so come back and see me soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Projects from our retreat

 Here's two of the quilt tops I finished on my quilt retreat.  The first one is a Marti Michell pattern that was a block of the month a few years ago. I was going through all of my projects to get ready for retreat and I found this one in my closet.  I didn't realize until I looked at it that I had never put the outer borders on it.  I have always had a thing about borders. I just don't like putting borders on. I have no idea why but I really have to make myself do them.  Anyway, this one is now ready to be quilted....
I made this plus quilt from Marti Michell charm squares.  I saw this pattern on Pinterest and just knew I had to make a plus quilt.  I don't plan on putting a border on this one. I like it just like it is so it is also ready for quilting....

Here are the pinwheel blocks I did wrong. I put 4 little pinwheels together to make the blocks but that was not what we were supposed to be doing. I made 12 of these and I now have more fabric since I had to buy more to make the correct I will be doing more of these to make a nice little pinwheel quilt for myself.
Here are the blocks like they are supposed to be. These are 12 inch pinwheels. There are 10 blocks in all but these are the colors I used.  The group chose to do 30's fabrics for these quilts and I didn't have a lot of 30's fabrics so I had to go buy more when I messed up....I will show you the quilts that our group made once they are finished...

I did finish another quilt top but didn't take a picture of it yet. I will get one and post it soon..
Now, to show you some of the projects that my friends worked on this weekend.  Lots of eye candy and we all had a lot of fun....
This picture does not do justice to this pinwheel quilt.  It is really beautiful and I want to make one.
A disappearing 9 patch from polka dot scraps.

 My friend Jackie working on her Grand Illusion quilt...

Here's Bevs half square triangle scrap quilt...

I think this one is called Fabric Fusion and it was in a magazine a few years ago. It's also on my list of quilts to make with scraps.

Here's Deanna's Halloween quilt.

Karen was working on her Trip Around the World quilt.

This was on the wall in the workroom and I have a panel to make out of it. I've had the panel for a few years and haven't done anything with it but this is what I plan on doing too.

Sue's embroidery quilt.

Diane's pinwheel quilt

Jessica's blocks

Sharon's Trash to Treasure Pineapple blocks

Not sure what this one's called but it's a form of pinwheels too.

Sue put this together with just fabric.  It's quilter's on the fabric. So cute, got to find me some.

Here's a close-up of the fabric.

There was a lot more done but I didn't get pics of everything.  We had a great time and I plan on doing another retreat in November....I hope you enjoyed seeing these great projects.

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