Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My To-do pile grows....


 This is a Disappearing 9-Patch. It is the very first quilt I attempted at the end of 2014. Because I was starting to quilt, I received a bunch of gift certificates for Christmas and went shopping and this fell to the wayside. I never leave a project unfinished even if it takes me years to get back to it. *cough*

So, I am finishing this up and will be gifting it to my younger sister once I have it all quilted...but it IS in line. I still have to finish Zack's black, red, gray and white quilt first. I am ordering the batting for that next week! This is all fabric my Mom had given me, and the red fabric was left over from kitchen curtains I had made.




Next!

I am so loving this one. I saw one kind of like it on Pinterest. Without the pattern (Pancakes by Tula Pink), I said.."I can do this!" And so I am...all the fabric was already in my stash :) My blocks are 3.5x5 inches. I am not sure if I used the correct measurements..but close enough!



  

At this point, the light green blocks were starting to have an optical illusion effect which was really cool. They are light enough that with the white corners, they appear to be going in the opposite direction sometimes. They look as if they are tumbling around. Everyone who sees it has been saying it messes with their eyes a bit. Didn't expect it..but so glad it is happening..how fun is that?!


I have a few more rows to put on, then some borders and this too will get in line for sandwiching and quilting. 
This will be another gift for my cousin who helped me out so much when I tore my meniscus in my knee and had surgery. 
She always appreciates what I am working on so I know she will value it as I value her.

That is all I have! thank you so much for stopping by, comments are welcome!








Saturday, February 11, 2017

Some Quilting Updates!

I have a few updates and some finished project to share with you!

This is Zack's Quilt..the top is pieced together, my next bit of work will be getting it sandwiched together and quilted. He is impatient to get it..haha

I mitered the corners. I have no idea if I did it right, but it folds up perfectly and it was my first time doing that. I am happy with it.

I made this table topper for my friend Dana in Belgium. These are the colors in her kitchen/dining room..she loved it and...holy moly! Shipping almost floored me! $26.00!

Before I made hers, my mother and I each made one for ourselves.
Here are my materials:

Here is how hers turned out.

And here is mine! I love it!


My postage Stamp quilt. How I love this quilt!

My Mom and my son helped me sandwich it...Skyler likes to help me with 
whatever I am working on if he can, has been this way all his life. 
He can crochet a little, He can cross stitch a little, he can cook..lol 

pinning!

Stitching in the ditch!

I gifted it to my mother-in-law for Christmas...
she was just here today and said she covers up with it all the time. :) 
That makes me happy!!

I have another couch quilt top finished and have started a nother as well...will update with those soon!

Happy Quilting!!