Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WIP Wendesday

Stockings are done and hung in my living room.

Snowmen Embroideries for teacher gifts. I got a really cute star hanger for each.

I gave in and made a Swoom block. Do you notice my mistake (hint in the geese). I did not have enough green to fix it. I am thinking I might make one of these with my stash and make it rainbow colors.

In my last post I said that I wasn't going to start a new project in 2011, but I found this fabric at Joanns and wanted to create something right away. This top is completely put together it just needs to be quilted.

I also bought some DS Quilts fabric at Joanns but forgot to photograph it.

1. Finish binding tumbler runner - I only have about 5 more minutes on this but it is not getting done.
2. Finish binding baby bowtie quilt - about 1/2 done.
3. Quilt charming starts quilt - started this on Monday night.
4. Wine bottle covers - 1 is done, 1 to go.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP Wendesday

 I finally got my Central Park quilt done. It has been hanging in my bedroom since May with the binding left to do.
I also for the binding sewn on my Verna Dresden mini but I have not taken final photos yet.

Back in October I went out east to visit family. I promised my nephew that I would make him a quilt for his stuffed dog and mail it to him. For 3 years old he had a wonderful grasp on how the mail worked. I finally found time this weekend to start the quilt but plan on saving it until Christmas so I can see him open it. He has a favorite stuffed dog, which is kind of sad since he is allergic to them, so I had some doggy material and used that.
I tried something different and stitched 'woof' throughout the quilt. Not to bad for my first time doing words.

1. Sew binding on doggy quilt
2. Sew binding on tumber runner
3. Sew binding on Central Park bowtie baby quilt
4. Quilt and bind Verna Charming Stars quilt
5. Make 3 wine bottle covers - got material cut out for one

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Verna Pinwheel Sampler is finally done!!!

 The red and brown pinwheel is my favorite block. I would love to do a whole quilt of these.
I finally got the binding done on my sampler quilt. It went alot faster than I thought. I have barely touched my sewing machine in the past month. I think I hit a wall on my quilting. I am working on finishing up all of my projects so I can start 2012 all fresh and new. I got my Christmas stockings and snowmen embroideries done (I will post photos once I have taken them). I have been binding my Verna Dresden mini in the mornings while waiting for the bus. I started binding my Central Park quilt that has been hanging over my bed since May (when I pulled it off the rod the other night my husband commented that he thought it was already done - never mind the threads hanging out all over). I do have to make 2 doll quilts for my niece and nephew for Xmas, but that should be the extent of new projects for awhile.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wendesday

 I had a very productive week. I was able to take 2 days off of work and spend some time in my studio. I got the binding completed on my bowtie runner (which is now on my dresser), the Charming Stars runner, a scrap mini quilt made with leftover pieces from a twister wall hanging I made last fall, got the hangers and binding sewn on my 5 snowman embroidery wall hangings (I just need to hand sew them - which I have been working in the mornings while we wait at the bus stop).

 Then I started 2 new projects - one completed!! I used scraps from 12 Days of Christmas and Cotton Way's Abundantly Blessed and made this tablerunner. This one a fun quilt as you go - no binding pattern. Went very quickly. The petals are raw edged sewn on the charms, so when you wash it they get all crinkly and ragged. Love it!
 Then I used Verna scraps and made this 12 inch dresden plate mini quilt. I just have to bind it. I did start the binding on my Verna Charming Stars quilt - if I keep doing a little each night it might be done next week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WIP Wendesday

Soccer practice was canceled tonight, so I had time to sew the binding on my Verna Pinwheel Sampler quilt. Now to just do the handsewing on the binding. It might be spring before it gets done with how much I hate to do binding. I love how it turned out. I tried loop quilting on it again - it turned out better than my first attempt - Flowers of Hope.

 These are my Central Park bow tie sample blocks. I was looking for a pattern to use up my scraps - once I opened my Simplicity book I knew this was the one to try.

These embroidery snowmen are teachers gifts. I ordered quilt hangers for them, so once they arrive I will make finish them off.
These are just a sampling of my projects. See last post for full list.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Christmas Tree Skirt Finished

 I got my 12 Days of Christmas tree skirt done. I love how it turned out! I still have my hexagon stocking to finish them I will show my whole 12 Days projects that I have done.
I have been very busy - here are my WIPS
1- Binding on Central Park quilt - still hanging over my bed with binding to be sewn on
2 - Verna pinwheel sampler - got it quilted last week - binding needs to be done
3 - Verna stars tablerunner - quilted - binding needs to be done
4 - Verna stars quilt - top done - needs to be finished
5 - tumber tablerunner - binding needs to be done
6 - 5 snowmen embroidery wall hangings - quilted - am waiting for decorative hangers to do quilt sleeve and bindings
7 - started a bowtie quilt with my Central Park scraps
8 - flannel froggy coins quilt - binding needs to be done
My boys got to ride in a firetruck for the local Labor Day parade. This is the only good photo I got of them - aren't the back of their heads cute?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Central Park Coins Done/Pinwheel Sampler Basted

I got the binding done on this little baby quilt a few weeks ago but never blogged about it. I used flannel for the backing and binding. This was the first time using flannel - I didn't have any issues with the quilting of it but I thought hand stitching the binding on was a bit of pain.

I finally got around to pinning my pinwheel sampler quilt. My husband took the boys fishing today so I had 2 hours to myself. Which for the past 5 weeks I have only gotten 5 minutes to myself on the drive from the sitters to work so it was nice and calming to be touching fabric again.. Now to find the time to quilt between work, football practice, soccer practice and games.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Still no sewing going on

What a crazy few weeks we have had. On my husbands first day off in a week he listened to his nagging wife and trimmed some of our trees. Unfortunately he fell out of the tree and broke his leg in 2 spots and had to have surgery. So for the last 2 weeks he was been going crazy sitting in a chair. He is healing good but will be down for a few months yet. Then last week we got 15 inches of rain in one night and once again our basement got water. So out came the carpet and padding and gone went my sewing area. Once my husband is up and moving we will tile the whole basement and be done with carpet. We were lucky, alot of people got up to 5 feet in their basements. So no new photos to show. I have been slowly working on binding some quilts and working on my hexagon stocking. 4 hours of football practice this week so maybe some progress to report this weekend on those.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Not much quilting going on around here

I have not made any progress on my WIPs. My carpel tunnel has been acting up really bad the last two weeks so I have been trying to rest my arm as much as possible.
Above is my Verna Charming Stars (pattern can be found on Moda Bakeshop) that I completed a few weeks ago. I also made a quilt top out of this pattern. I am hoping my hand will be better next week so I can finally pin the Verna Pinwheel Sampler and start to quilt it. My dog and cat were all over the tablerunner when I was trying to shoot photos. Say hi to Bells :)

I was itching to get in front of my sewing machine last night so I started working on my 12 Days of Christmas tree skirt. I am doing it is the Disappearing 9-patch pattern. Luckily I had this already cut out before my hand started acting up. Here is my progress as I chain stitched them to the final. I was able to sneak downstairs to piece a few more this morning! I am hoping to have the top done this weekend if the boys will cooperate. Maybe I can tempt them with movie night - 2 hours of no interruptions.

Quilt Barns

We have been on a few weekend trips this summer and have been lucky enough to spot some quilt barns. The one above is in New Sharon, IA.

The rest are from around the Keokuk area. My oldest son was having a fit that we would stop for two seconds and take photos.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bedford Skies Stars Quilt Done

 I finally got the binding sewn on the Bedford Skies Stars quilt. Here it is freshly washed and dried and relaxing on my swing.
I have been very busy in my sewing room. No photos to share of anything though.
1. Pinwheel sampler top done
2. Charming Stars quilt top done
3. Charming Stars tablerunner done
4. Central Park coins baby quilt - needs binding sewn
5. Froggy coins baby quilt - need binding sewn
6. 3rd Xmas stocking done
7. Half of paper pieced hexagon stocking done - I need to make more hexagons
8. Fabric cut for tree skirt

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another finish

I got the binding done on this quilt Monday while the boys fished. One down about 20 more to go. I started 2 more baby quilts on Sunday. One is all flannel and not something I am completely thrilled about yet - am hoping the quilting will make me like it more. The other is a coin using Central Park and I am going to back it in flannel. These will be my first attempts at flannel, we'll see if I like it or not.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I won!

First - Here is finished project. It was made with leftover blocks from my Central Park quilt. I have started leaving hand projects in the car for my few minutes of time sitting at the bus stop, doctors office, baseball games. One done about 10 to go!

Second - I won one of the prizes from Amy's Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival! I never win anything. My prize was Cowboys Blessing Hanging from Prairie Moon Quilts ( The kit comes with all the fabric, embroidery floss, backing, pattern and a cute drawstring bag to store everything in. She also sent two adorable patterns to boot! Thank you Amy for doing the festival and Shelly from Prairie Moon for my prize!

And check out her adorable thank you cards