Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Stash and Aubrey & Me!

I went to a small quilt/craft fair on Friday, with my good friend and fellow quilting enthusiast Cindy Borders. We had a great I said, smallish show but I did find some fabric, Bugs, and kitties and mushrooms, oh my!
And sheep! I had missed out on the green sheep fabric at my local store and I was SOOOO happy when I came across a booth that was ALL SHEEP, all the time!
That night, my daughter Aubrey, came over to sew. She is making Christmas stockings for her husband and herself. We had a slight mis-calculation when cutting the back (mirror image, duh) so we wasted a little fabric...fortunately the backs are solids, so no huge tragedy. Here's her progress:
And my grand-puppy was here to help, of course!
That's it for Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I Quilt Thursdays!

So, machine quilting "scares" me just a bit. I've done some simple stuff, but to try to do what Gemma does...well, I'll have to practice a lot more! My current project just for me is this handbag.
I used a stitch that looks like chicken feet prints going around the chickens. Kept it simple and clean. This is my next project to quilt on my machine:
I'm simply going to stitch it in the ditch! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Progress on the Chicken Handbag!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Progress on my chicken handbag. This is my second go around and here's what I've found...if I get tired, I stop. The instructions are fine, but it's a little if it doesn't make sense the first time I read it, I stop and go back to it later. I have had NO screw-ups this time (had to rip a couple of times my first go around. So here she is:
I love it! I think I want to put leather handles on it, fortunately there's a big Quilt/Sew/Craft show this weekend, so I'll see what I find there. Here's the pattern, like I said, it's pretty well written:
Here's the first one I made:
And check out my sister's blog...she made one too! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


It is done, it's on my bed
I love it!
And then I promptly covered it with my old quilt because of this big guy:
I feel like I've scaled Everest! Here's today's gratuitous cute animal picture:
Boo in the batting! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

WIP Wednesday~for ME!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced I finally had MY quilt quilted! I worked on this two years ago and it's sat in my drawer waiting...waiting...waiting
The binding is made out of the blue flannel backing...108", so I didn't need to seam it
(it's blue...looks grey in this picture) Five hours of hand sewing so daughter, Aubrey put in 2 hours, and I've got 3 in so these binding clips, btw...
Thanks for stopping by! Friskie is glad you did!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Stash

This week the chickens came:
Funky Chickens who will dance their way into a handbag:
I have made this bag once before, SUSHI!
She loved it, and I was pretty happy with the whole thing. So off to make a handbag. I leave you with this:
Yep! Chicken ribbon! Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Inspiration v 2

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced"> This quilt started with this piece of fabric, sitting on the counter, looking like it needed a home.
So modern, so bright! I was doing a Block of the Month (BOM) project with some ladies I've met through Facebook, and thought this fabric would be fun to use. 12 blocks, perfecting my skills, they look like this: I put them all together, and it came out like this:
Then, I took it to a quilt shop, where I can rent a longarm machine and pretend that I'm good at quilting (I dream I'm wonderful, but right now I just use pantographs), but it turned out pretty well, I'm satisfied!
I used aqua Minky Dot for the back, so it's nice and soft!
And the finishing touch...a beautiful label made by my awesome sister, Julie Johnson/
And WHEW! Another quilt is done! Thanks for stopping by!