Thursday, October 22, 2009

Book Covers

So, now I'm on to my next thing...book covers. I made a cover for my 2010 calendar.

Then, I thought it would be fun to do a journal cover. Any you know, once you are in the groove, you might as well make two instead of one.


These were so fun to make. I loved using all my scraps to make the patchwork on the front of one of the journals. Oh, and thank you to Erin for inspiring the idea. She was working on a journal cover at the overnighter. She got my creative juices flowing!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Two New Projects

I'm trying my hand at making some baby gifts.

First is a quilted burp cloth. Not only was this fun to make, it also was a great way to practice my freehand machine quilting on a small project. It is simply a cloth baby diaper quilted to some cute fabric. Absorbant and fun. What more do you need out of a burp cloth...



My second project is a travel baby wipe container. A little fabric, trim, Mod Podge and hot glue and ta da!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mom's Quilt

Mom pieced her first quilt in at least 20 years. I'd say she did a pretty good job. Marilyn is machine quilting it for her with her long arm machine. Here is a picture of Marilyn with the latest project.

The 'up close' picture of the quilt.

video

Beautiful job girls!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome!

I wanted to start a blog to chronicle my quilting projects. It has been almost a year since I started quilting, and I've completed two quilts. OK, so that's not a great amount of output - a full time job really gets in the way of my quilting time!

I may also post some of my little sewing projects. That was totally scary. I can't even believe I just typed that. I've come along way since the days of 4-H clothing projects. Thanks to my mom for teaching me the basics of sewing.

Here is my latest quilt creation. It is a baby quilt made for my friend and coworker's new baby, Brendyn.

This pattern is called Tumbling Through the Stars. Sally Gawthrop was the instructor for this project. All of the Church Mice girls are working on this pattern. I'll post their versions once I get some pictures from them.


This is Brendyn's older brother Rylan. He is checking it out for baby bro.