Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I made this Christmas tablecloth in 1996 for some dear friends. Since then, they have both passed away and I ended up getting the tablecloth back. I don't think they ever used it because it still looked brand new. Now I put it on my table every year and wash it if it gets slopped on. If it wears out, I'll make another one, I've got so much Christmas fabric, it needs to get used up somehow. It has no batting and has flannel on the back. I used the pillowcase method for finishing the edges.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
I have now completed 14 items for the year 2014. I made 5 of these gift bags, each one take quite a bit of work. Sure, they may not be large projects, but they are finished items. I've been so busy for the past several months, there hasn't been much time to sew. Hopefully, 2015 will be a more productive year! I'm not going to make a goal of finishing 15 items in 2015, I'll just try to finish as many things possible. :)
Linda H. made this quilt for her friend, Carol. I really like the feature print in the blocks, Linda said she used every bit of it. Nice to use up a chunk of fabric from the stash- gives a good excuse to go shopping for more fabric!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
I haven't finished anything for months! Working two jobs sucks the life out of me, the days speed by and I can't get anything done. This is a humble pair of pyjama pants that I just finished, so I'm going to include it in my 2014 goal of finishing 14 things. At this point, it doesn't look like I'm going to meet my goal, so I'm going to include everything and anything I may finish between now and the end of the year! When I had my fabric store, there were many bolts of nice cotton plaid homespun fabric. It wasn't very popular and didn't sell, when the store closed, most of the homespun was left. It's really nice quality fabric, so I've been making pyjama pants out of it for myself and others. Nice to be able to make gifts like that, all the supplies are here and I don't have to go out to shop.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
My daughter, Lindsay liked some house potholders that Linda H made on one of my blog posts quite awhile ago. I passed the message along, so Linda made a pair for Lindsay's birthday recently. They have different fabrics than the original pair. Lindsay said they are too nice to use! I have a paper pieced chicken potholder that Linda made for me several years ago, it hangs on a hook on the side of the fridge, nobody is allowed to use it. :)
Friday, September 26, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
I made this quilt that I call "Speedy Recovery" for somebody at work. It is quilted with Superior polyester thread in their Rainbows line, the colour "Zebra". This was the first time I had used this thread, I quite like it. I used Invisifil thread on the back. At first, there was a problem winding it on the bobbin- it stretched while winding and expanded the metal bobbin, which no longer fit in the case. After ruining that bobbin, I wound the thread on by hand, that worked really well.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I made this quilt for Geo's Grandma for her 90th birthday, that was six years ago. I never got a picture of it back then because she was coming to visit and I had to hurry to finish it and give it to her. Geo went to see her this past week and took some pictures. This is what she looks like at 96 years old and still living in her own house. She still does all her own cooking, housework and yard work. What an amazing woman!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Just about half way through the goal to finish 14 items in 2014! This is a pattern that Eleanor Burns had on one of her shows, "Quilt in a Day" back in 2000. I made the quilt top, then it sat there in a box for 14 years. I dug it out and finished it- yay!. The muslin areas are quilted with cream coloured Aurifil thread, the coloured parts are quilted with a variegated Signature thread. Using two different kinds of thread meant there were lots of thread stops and starts. I'm still working away at the stray threads, getting them tied off and buried. I'm trying to use a different free motion design on every quilt I make lately, it's a good way to learn new things and not get stuck in a rut. I'm going to keep this one for myself after putting all that work into it. :)