Monday, December 18, 2017

Road Sign pillows

These road signs are for a great nephews bedroom. He is getting new bedding and stickers for his room. Figuring out how to design the STOP pillow form was very interesting. I now know how to draw an Octagon. Each new project should be a learning experience.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Match Quilt

 I like making "Match Quilts." Some people refer to them as I SPY quilts.This one's squares are only 4 inches whereas an earlier one I used 6-inch squares.

With this quilt
1) Match the blocks (two of each)
2) Identify what is in the blocks.
3) Find the 2 blocks that don't have matches.
Something fun!

Baby Rag Quilt with Binding

I have made numerous other rag quilts but this is the first one I have made with a traditional binding.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Halloween Pillowcases

Pillowcases are a lot of fun to make. Each pillowcase takes 3/4 yard of the main fabric, 1/4 yard of another fabric and 2" as an accent fabric. I use a Youtube tutorial by Crafty Gemini to make them.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Travel Art Folio



Travel Art Folio ...a good place for a young child to keep colored pencils, scissors, glue stick, colors, paper  to bring along while traveling or while watching sports events.

Splendid Sampler

My version of the Splendid Sampler took over a year to complete. I received 2 Free patterns for 6 1/2" blocks 2 times a week for a year. I didn't use all the patterns but added some  hand and machine embroidery and other pieced blocks.
I had collected purple and green fabrics for a few years and finally used some of them. I will wait a little while before I make another purple and green quilt.
I entered this in our local county fair and was pleased to receive not only a blue ribbon but an Award of Merit (yellow ribbon).

White Mystery




This is a Mystery Quilt. It has 14 open blocks along the outside of the quilt. I had not done  hand quilting before and realized this was the perfect project to try it. I found hand quilting very relaxing.