Friday, December 17, 2010

Awkward Family Pet Photos

Gotta love a pair of cats that would actually sit still long enough to get this picture taken :)

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Charity Quilts

I finally finished theses lap sized quilts that my friend, Tracy from TL Kennedy Longarm Quilting, quilted for me last January. I donated it to a local group for a charity raffle. I used a couple sets of charm squares I picked up at JoAnne's a couple of years ago. I think they turned out well. I like how simple they are. The colors and the bold prints help carry the tops.

Charity Quilt #2

An awesome close up of the great swirl quilting Tracy did for me. You can't tell from this photo, but the thread is a lovely mossy green.

Close up of quilting

I kept the backs simple to using left overs and some yardage from my stash. My goal was to not go out and purchase any addition fabric for the two quilts.
Back of Charity Quilt #2

Sorry about the poor picture on this one. It was last minute and in my office at work right before I delivered the quilts for the raffle.
Charity Quilt 1

Another awesome close up of the quilting. This quilt had a lovely red thread for the quilting. It was very striking contrast on the black fabric.
Close up of Quilting

Another simple back using up yardage from my stash.
Back of Charity Quilt #1

Snowflake Ornaments


I made some crochet snowflake ornaments for my son's teachers. I was finally able to starch and block them last night. They were all nice and stiff this morning. I really like how they turned out.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Courage to be You Charity Blocks

Jennifer over on the 3x6 Sampler Quilt Mini Bee is making quilts for Courage to be You. It is an organization that helps exploited children. I was happy to use my sewing skills to contribute to this worthy cause. Hop on over an pledge a block or two too.

Windmill Liberated
Windmill Liberated
I used Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking II book for this block. She called it a Windmill block.

Jacks Block Liberated
Jacks Block Liberated
I used Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking II book for this block. She called it a Jacks block.

Minimal
Minimal

Mint Chocolate
Mint Chocolate
This was made from some stips that I still had after making this quilt.

A little bit of love
A little bit of love
Amy Butler's, Love fabric line.

Improve Block
Improve Block

Soire'e #2
Soire'e 2
Lila Tueller Designs, Soire'e fabric line from a charm pack.

Soire'e #1
Soire'e 1
Lila Tueller Designs, Soire'e fabric line from a charm pack.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Spider Web Quilt for Baby Elliott


Look what the lovely ladies of my Spider Web bee made me :)

I wasn't able to send out fabric in August to the group because of Little E. So they got together and made me blocks from their stashes.

How great is that! We are gonna be able to do I Spy with this quilt. It's gonna be great.

Thanks again everyone. We love it!