Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Here are some of the projects I've completed in 2013: Not a bad year, all in all. Wishing you the best in 2014!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Stash: Anita's Quilt

Hello! Greetings from Oregon, the land of grey and mud colors! My DEAR niece, Anita wants a quilt. And since the holiday rush is over and I need a project, I asked her what she wants. She wants a chevron quilt...in grey :( with one stripe of green... So, being the best auntie ever, I went to my local quilt show knowing she had just received a nice selection of fabrics in grey. And here they are:
I'm cutting 10 1/2" squares, making super large HST's and putting them together...easy peasy. While we're at it, here's a little something silly I made for a cat lover friend/co-worker:
My own design...sewed "eyebrows & noses" on all of them, except for one, who's looking at you! Fun and quick :) I had the perfect quilted remnant from my chicken handbag, so I made a pot holder with it (two layers of Insulbrite in the middle). Love binding clips...LOVE!
This guy was a little treat from me to me...gives me the giggles.
Well, it's been a nice week off...back to the grind tomorrow...UGH! Got to pay for all this fabric somehow...I guess :). Thanks to Finding Fifth for the Sunday Stash link up. Thanks for Molli Sparkles for taking it over for 2014~ Happy New Year All!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Our Christmas 2013

We opened our presents on Christmas Eve. First a big dinner, then presents, gee I'm pooped! Here are some pictures of my creations this year:
String bags that I made for my girls. Shannon's is cartoon print, and Aubrey's is giraffe/wild animal print. They loved them!
Pajama pants! My first year making them for my son-in-law Chris. He was happy with the Darth Vader fleece!
Table runner for a friend :)
This is a gift card holder I made for my daughter Shannon...she loves foxes! She'll get this on her stocking tomorrow :)
And...my table runner that I made last year, table set for dinner! Thinking it's going to be a wonderful 2014! Wishing you peace and prosperity for you and yours!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Something to Share!

I hate this time of year! Everything I do is a present, and I don't want to post pictures until after the big reveal! But here's something I can share...made for an aquaintance:
A quick table runner from Moda Bakeshop, designed by Shannon at http://www.moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com/ Check it out! Fun project...2 1/2" squares, fun colorplay! I think it will be a hit! Thanks for stopping...only 2 more days and then all the reveals begin! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Peace to you and yours Diana

Saturday, December 7, 2013

WIP Wednesday~It is done!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced File this under "OH SO HAPPY" Shannon's quilt is done!
She loves it!
This beautiful, embroidered label was done by my AWESOME Sister, Julie Johnson, over at www.runninghen.blogspot.com
Stop by and ask her for a quote...she's reasonable and fast! :) Otherwise, I'm to the "I'm sewing Christmas gifts and can't show you the pictures" phase! Maybe something new next week, thanks for stopping by! ~Diana

Friday, December 6, 2013

Feline Friday

Apparently, Boo thinks this is her quilt:
As if quilting a LARGE quilt on my home machine wasn't hard enough! :)
(She's on the quilt, under the table)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I Quilt Linky~Quilting a Big One on my Home Machine

This monster...wow! This is a twin plus quilt that I'm stitching-in-the-ditching on my home machine...I've got sore muscles where I didn't know I have muscles to be sore!
All for Shannon
Tots worth it! :) The holiday/sewing/omg I have too much to do panic is setting in. Here's my moment of zen...made just for me!
Chickens & Chicks Rule! Have a *GREAT* day!