Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wyatt's Block Quilt

 I made a quilt for my oldest grandson, Wyatt, for Christmas.

The two fabrics on top, I bought separately from the fat quarters that I had gotten on clearance last spring... The dark blue, I bought for the backing and the green for the sides.

Then I did some cutting and some sewing...

By this time, my husband as gotten my sewing room put together for me. God bless a man who is tired of all things sewing being in the dining room! haha
So, I was able to get it sandwiched in the sewing room and quilted as well.

And this is what it looks like!

Thanks for stopping in!!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Puperita Blue Tit Dress...I made it!! yay!!

It sure has been a while. I am sorry I do not keep up more often but will definitely try to keep this blog updated more in the future! I have a few things to show, so I will spread it out over this week so I will have something new to post..haha

First up, I made my granddaughter a dress! I have sewn an apron before with my mother's help, but this one, I did on my own for the most part with her watching and giving advice...

This is the fabric I chose, I purchased the pink at Joann's and the elephant print at Spoonflower, expensive but worth it when it is just the thing. An elephant theme has evolved around Gianna in this first year of her life, unintentional to begin with, all of a sudden, she was getting a lot of elephants from different people, even her binky holder was a soft plush elephant that she would feel against her face and fall asleep, she could not fall asleep without Ellie. 
So, this is why the elephant fabric was perfect.

This is called the Puperita Blue Tit Dress. I purchased the pattern on Etsy, you can find it HERE

I printed out the pattern from a .pdf file, then taped it together. I found the size I was looking for and cut out each piece. It was well taped so I had no problems doing this. The pattern was PERFECT. Easy to read and well explained and I will definitely buy from this pattern maker again. 
(I am not affiliated in any way)

The bodice, I used a soft muslin for the inner bodice.

I found the sleeves suprisingly easy to attach to the bodice.

Attaching the skirt to the bodice was more of a challenge, I had to make sure the bunched up fabric was evenly.....bunched up..haha. I am not sure what this technique is called, but you baste the waist with thread, then pull and it gathers the fabric for you.

Fir the back, it called for buttons, but I wasn't ready for buttons, and not on a child that hated being dressed in the first place. I did three squares of velcro, and attached three buttons to show in the outside so it looked buttoned, but was as easy as velcro. :)

Here is the finished dress, I did not get a photo of the back. I did add a thin border to the bottom that was not called for. I love how that looked and turned out.

And here is my little Gianna, wearing the dress, with room to grow during the winter months. She has worn it 3 times already!

I was going to show you more of what I have been doing, but this post is long enough :) I will try to post again tomorrow!
Have a great Monday everyone!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Folded Corners Quilt Update

I don't get on here too much but when I do, I try to have something awesome to show you!

I finished piecing my Folded Corners Block Quilt and I am so thrilled with how it looks!

So, this quilt is just too big for me, I have an autoimmune disorder and it leaves my muscles very weak, I cannot imagine trying to quilt on it, so I am going to have it long armed and I am okay with that! lol I will still be doing the binding myself. My son and his fiance cannot wait to start sleeping under this but it will be a few more months of waiting for them yet.

I also finished my sister's disappearing 9-patch couch quilt!

I could not get my camera to work right..it's pretty washed out, here is a pic of the true colors

She loves it and it is the perfect size for her to cuddle up while watching a movie...

I am feeling fairly guilty when I see snow was on the ground in this photo and I haven't updated my blog in so long. I will try to do better.

That is all I have for you today! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 16, 2018

New projects in the works!

Hello! I know, it has been a while...I will try to get better at keeping this updated.

I decided to use more of my trimmed scraps, in shades of blue, green, yellow and white/off-white to do this 9 Patch Variation block! This is pretty labor intensive, I have to say, but not hard to do at all.
This one, I will be keeping for my husband and myself, for the couch. Something to use on a chilly evening that also looks pretty all day long. 

Also in the works...
This is a Folded Corners Block quilt in shades of blue and turquoise for my son and his fiance. This should be the last BIG quilt I have to make for a while. I have everyone covered, literally, that I have wanted to make quilts for, people that truly treasure the gift and have been waiting patiently for me to get to theirs..such a good feeling.

Today, I am quilting on my very first 9-patch, my very first quilting project for my sister, for her birthday, she has no idea I am finishing it up and will be surprised when I give it to her. This is the one I am talking about...of course, it is bigger than this.

because I am having a hard time getting to my fabric (nephew is storing his whole life in that room) I grabbed a few boxes that I could, looked through my fabric for large enough yardage and came up with the best I could. But you know what? I like turning a corner of a quilt down and seeing a huge contrast in color..it might be the scrappy in me. I found some blue fabric and it is looking great...I swear! haha. I will post pics of the finished project when complete.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Another Baby Quilt Completed!

I had hoped to be a much more active quilter. Unfortunately, I have a muscle issue (high enzymes) that causes fatigue within a few minutes while I do anything. I am on medication for it, but it only helps so much. So, I do what I can when I am feeling up to it.

I have a grand-daughter due on New Years Eve!! I did manage to finish a quilt for her and it is so girly and pink!

I will start with working photos and then the one where she is holding it up.

I decided to do quick and easy, random placement of half square triangles.

getting there....

quilted and bound

some different angles..love every fabric in this.

My son and his fiance (whom I adore) In this photo, he touched it, looked at me and said "You made this Mom?" Like I haven't been quilting for the past 3 years and it is a complete shock to him..haha

This is the quilt in the crib :) They love it.

I have finished sewing the backing together for this quilt
The top measures 104 x 92 inches. Call me crazy..should have been done a long time ago, but alas.. 
Tomorrow, my Mom comes over and we are going to get it sandwiched. This one is for my oldest son, then I have one more large one to make for the couple above and after that..I think I will stick to couch quilts..lol

Thank you for letting me share with you!

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.


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!