Thursday, September 25, 2014

September is Sew month!

 This month I have been trying hard to finish some projects. I took inspiration from Janice Minyard's blog and finished our block of the month. I am trying to decide on sashing and border colors.
I made this little table topper and four placemats for a Christmas gift. Now on to the baby quilts that need to be made!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Babies...

 I am working on another baby quilt. We have had (or will have had) 3 new babies born in our family this year. I am two behind!
I am glad to have this quilt finished, although I may add a few more buttons to the small flowers. This was a "half-square" challenge quilt from our Material Girls quilting group. My challenge was all of the paper piecing involved, and always….the quilting.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

This and That...

 This is always my favorite part of quilting…the binding, because then it is almost finished!
 These are a few items I made for our Common Threads Boutique. 
I still need to finish the placemats, but decided to post anyway. :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pencil case


I got tired of digging for pencils and pens in my desk at work, so thought I'd make a pencil case. This pattern is from craftpassion.com. It was pretty difficult to make but I like the way it turned out :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Keep on movin'….

 Just a sneak peak at my Material Girl's Challenge quilt. I love the colors! It is very "fall-looking".  I may have to hire someone to quilt it to get it done by the deadline!
I am finally decorating with some of my quilts. One of the extra bedrooms was perfect for a day bed and my antique sewing machine. I am still waiting for my husband to help me hang my quilt rack so I can hang more quilts-he's not so excited about that!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fun in the sun..

We have been busy working on our backyard at our new house. Since this picture was taken, the bricks  have been removed and my husband dug a trench along the fence for drainage. We hope to have cement poured soon. We also had alot of dead trees removed along our back fence. I have been able to sew a few of my challenge blocks together. It is supposed to be a house theme-can't show any pictures yet!
I was able to give my great-niece Cadence her quilt at our Father's day party. She loved it! I was very suprised at her reaction-she was very pleased and gave me a big hug :) Cadence is the girl standing in the pink shirt. (notice all of the dirt surrounding our pool-we have alot of work ahead).

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Block of the Month April and….

I finished my April blocks a little late. Started on May's blocks and ran out of one of my fabrics. I was trying to use my stash, but oh well, had to buy more fabric! Can't believe we only have a few blocks left. Then on to the Applique!