17 June 2015

First quilt

Since we have moved to Indiana, I have hosted my best friends kids (from Iowa).  This year the youngest (9) came out.  She wanted to make a quilt.  And she went to town.


Here is the finished top.  I learned a lot since her oldest sister came out.  I wasn't as stressed about everything ending up perfect.  Just let her go.

Here she is basting the quilt


All finished on the bed she was sleeping in.

I cannot believe how quickly she got it done!  I am very proud of her!

04 June 2015

Irish chain - baby quilt

My sister recently had a baby girl.  They waited to find out if it was a boy or a girl, so I came up with a quilt pattern that wouldn't require me to know.  Since they conceived in Ireland, I thought this would be a cute pattern.






Here is a portion of the back.  Once I found out the baby was a girl I knew this floral would be perfect, since it had green & orange.  But I didn't have enough, but I did have this cute pink.

Here is a part of the front with the back.

01 June 2015

Spring fling

I shared pictures of my spring fling mini I sent (here)


Here is a collage of everything I received.I think my partner did a great job of stalking me.  I LOVE the Eiffel tower pouch (now what to use it for!!)

 

And here is the mini she made me!! Look at that pretty little PURPLE machine!!! I LOVE it! I need to find a place to hang it!

29 May 2015

Nerds - swap received & sent

I posted about the Nerds swap here.  It was a swap I found on instagram. 


 Here is what I made for my partner.  It wasn't listed in her likes, but she mentioned she liked psych.

 

I love the pineapples.  I chose to go with minimal quilting since it's a wall hanging.

Here is a collage of the things I got from my nerds swap partner.  The top is a pin that looks like animal crossing.  Then some chocolate, a mini notebook and a laser light.  Then a painting!  With the Vulcan salute!



 
 She also made me a mini!!!! With Tetris blocks!!!! OMG!! SO in love!! This isn't where it will hang forever, but I wanted it put up for now!

11 May 2015

Jelly Roll race


Here is the jelly roll I picked up for my jelly roll race quilt.

 I don't remember when I first heard about a jelly roll race quilt, but after watching the video I KNEW I wanted to make one.  I bought a jelly roll and finally got it done.

I started it on Tuesday night, sewing everything together took FOREVER! Then I pressed and trimmed (I don't think they pressed in the video I saw). 

I'm not as in love with it as some of the others I have seen.  I don't know if it's the colors or what not.  I do LOVE how fast it came together.  I will definitely be making another one!

08 May 2015

Nerds!




 When I saw there would be a nerds swap on Instagram I instantly had to join!! Here is the collage I put together of my "nerdoms" : Animal Crossing, Shrek, Tetris, Cats, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Mario.

I cannot share what I am making for my partner since I think it will be a give away, but I will be mailing it later this month!

07 May 2015

Scrappy trip along



I have been a part of the scrappy trip along bee for a few rounds now (I think this will be my third time?)


 I enjoy being a part of it!! There is SO much variety!! I also use it as time to make myself a few extra quilt blocks.  so hopefully I will have a top done. . .Sometime!  This was after the last round, I need to get a more up to date picture done!

02 May 2015

Spring Fling



Here is the finished mini I made for the Spring fling swap.  I am VERY happy with how this came out.  And of course I forgot to take picture before shipping it.



So you can see the binding and kind of see the quilting here.  I thought the brown would nicely frame it.

15 April 2015

Stash Bee 2015


Here are all the blocks I received from the Stash bee (hive 7).  OH MY GOSH!! The blocks are lovely!! I cannot wait to get them into a quilt together!


This picture shows all the blocks I have received plus some I have made myself.  I was thinking I would need A LOT more blocks, but I think a few more (because I am going to use a sashing) will be perfect.

12 April 2015

Kittenmqs2015





Here is everything I received!  I cannot believe all that she sent




She even included a little gift for my foster daughter! That meant the world to me!


She decorated the box, I LOVED it!


I didn't get pictures of everything I sent to my partner but here is her mini and the label!  I hope she enjoys it.  






11 April 2015

Spring fling

I joined instagram and have been using that as a way for me to share with the quilting community.  One of the more recent swaps I joined was the spring fling mini swap.

I was a little late in making it, but here is the collage I made.  It was one of the first surveys I filled out, so I wasn't sure what to say, but I said I liked the color purple (quite an understatement!) But I enjoy paper pieced things, snails trail is my favorite block, I love Shrek, vintage singers and anything cat or appliqué.


Here is the sneak peak I posted on Instagram for my partner.  I really hope she enjoys what I am making for her!

It is due this Friday, I need to finish the quilting on it and package it up!

31 March 2015

Kitten mini quilt

The second swap I joined on instagram I HAD to because it was about CATS! And if you couldn't tell I love kitties!

This was the collage I made. I love that little kitty at the piano, I think him at a sewing machine would be adorable!!  I probably could have found about twenty other pictures I liked (and I made a pinterest board, called Cat blocks) but I limited my collage to these that I thought were most adorable!

Here is a sneak peek at what my partner is getting!

24 March 2015

her first quilt

I mentioned I had a foster daughter, well she wanted to get in on this quilting nonsense ;)

 She picked out the fabrics, and the design.  I helped her cut the squares.

 
She wanted to add a border.  I really like the color she chose.

She made it for some friends of ours that are fostering a newborn.

09 March 2015

Busy bee. . .

I have not been around, and not been able to do a lot of sewing, I have done a little, but nothing is finished that I could share.

The main reason I haven't been able to finish anything is because we recently got a foster daughter.  Since she is here I cannot just go "hide" in my sewing room, I need to be present.

So needless to say sewing time has been cut down.  I have a few minis I know what I am going to do, but just haven't started them.  I joined about three different swaps on instagram!

20 February 2015

Lots of love



I stayed up late doing some quilting


I dislike quilting on my personal machine unless it's straight stitching, which this wasn't!


Binding! And you can see the back here


Label  called this quilt lots of love


And here is the front!  The sashing did not look that green when I bought it.  But I do like how the quilt turned out.

12 February 2015

Stash Bee - February




Cyndi asked for a woven type block.  It was an interesting block to make.

03 February 2015

Stash Bee - January Block

 

Last year I joined the stash bee, but wasn't very good about sharing what I did.   I am going to try to do better!


Heather asked for a Hunter's Star block.  I was intimidated by the block, because if you take a step back, then it looks really intricate, but it wasn't too bad.


23 January 2015

Bacon!



 I made this for Danna, who was our host daughter in 2010, she has come back multiple times to visit, and this year we were lucky enough to have her at Christmas.  I saw BOTH of these fabrics and knew I wanted to make her something.

I decided a two sided blanket.  I didn't use batting because it has flannel and a fleece type fabric.  She definitely enjoys it, which makes me happy :)

I am linking up with Richard & Tanya!

16 January 2015

Chiefs star quilt



Here is the quilt on the long arm.  I just did a meander.


 And here it is laid out.  I don't have a picture with the binding, but I used solid, red, white, yellow & black.

14 January 2015

Top done!



And here is the top all finished! I think it will be big enough for my sister & her husband (who is 6' 4") since this is our California King bed!