Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Another Brain Rehabilitation Unit Quilt

Another finish...I am up to 4.  I will be bringing them up to the unit with my Dad in the near future.  In other news...he had another clear scan!!




I love, love, love the Elephants!
 

Doll Sleeping Bag

My daughter is really close with her dance team and they like to have sleepovers (as a team). They all also love their American Girl Dolls.  Since there are several birthday party sleepovers coming up, I decided to make sleeping bags for each birthday girl using her favorite color. 

I will write up a tutorial for this one day, super easy...a charm pack, scrap batting and 3/4 yard of lining/binding fabric.





My daughter lays the charm squares out, picking some for a pillow too :)


I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?, Needle and Thread Thursday andFinish it Friday.

A Quilt for a Friend

This quilt finally made it to its new owner.  I received a text that her husband was beyond excited about an SU quilt for their new baby boy (early 2015 arrival).  Here are some finished photos.





(My quilt holders)
 

Monday Stars (on Tuesday)

I traveled for work last week and put in a whopping 60 hours so not much sewing around here.  I did manage to get 2 stars finished (I was parked when I took these photos :) )

This one is from backing fabric used for a quilt for the brain rehabilitation unit.

This one is from the backing to my sister's 30th birthday quilt.

No end in sight because I really don't have a plan...just making stars with scraps from projects.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Another Amelia Baby Quilt

My boss and his wife just had a baby girl who has some potential heart defects (which will hopefully resolve on their own).  I had scraps of Amelia fabric from another quilt and whipped this one up.  I am pretty sure I have enough scraps for at least 3 more Amelia baby quilts.  I originally bought a kit and there was so much left over so I ordered the blue paisley for the stripes and the blue flowers for the backing.  I have added pieces of lavender Amelia that was scraps from another Amelia quilt.  I love, love, love this line...I even have the entire thing in 0.5 yards in my stash for a project for my girls.
                                                         
My quilt holder was a lot more fidgety that I thought.
                                                         
                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

The pattern is an altered version of the Me and My Sister Designs Easy as 10 pattern.  I messed up and forgot the top and bottom strips of white.  The batting is from my ever shrinking stash of scraps :)

In other news my old sewing machine went to sewing machine heaven.  I took it in for annual service and because I was having some issues with it when I was FMQing.  It turns out a little teeny tiny piece of needle broke and severely damaged the shaft.  It was going to be a minimum of $500 to get it fixed.  Instead of fixing it, I traded it in and got a new one.  I am in love with my new Janome Memory Craft 7700.  It is faster, has a bigger throat space and quilts amazingly well!

I am linking up with Fabric TuesdayShow and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?Needle and Thread Thursday andFinish it Friday.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Baby Quilt

Last year I made a large blue, orange and white chevron quilt for a charity auction and had a bunch of half square triangle blocks leftover.  There were not enough to make the quilt any bigger and there weren't enough to make a smaller chevron quilt.  The baby quilt below came from those leftovers.  I ended up needing to add 2 white half square blocks to finish the quilt out and I have to say I kinda love it.


It is quilted with a simple meandering pattern with block color appropriate thread...I didn't want the quilting to take away from the quilt.



The little "pull throughs" of blue will disappear when the quilt is washed.  Even the backing is leftover from the auction quilt.  I did purchase the orange fabric for the binding and will use up the extras binding with another donate quilt.  Even the batting was pieced together...yeah for destashing!!

This quilt is going to a dear friend who is pregnant with her first baby, a little boy.  Syracuse University brought us together as friends through sorority volunteering and her hubby is a huge Syracuse fan.  Lots of meaning with those colors.  Now to find the perfect book to go with the quilt before her shower :)

I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?, Needle and Thread Thursday andFinish it Friday.

Sunday Sewing

I whipped up pillowcases for my neice and nephew and I have one more pinned and ready to go for my youngest.  She wanted to sew it herself (at 4) so we will make it tonight.  Super simple tube method pillowcase with French seams.