Saturday, May 10, 2014

LOVE the color...

The last of my finishes last week is this very colorful piece that hung on my design wall for a couple years, I think, in various degrees of done.  I just enjoyed looking at the explosion of colors when I entered the never hurried to complete.


This is mostly Brandon Mably and some Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

The quilting was done by Designing Quilts....always a beautiful job.

I couldn't bear to put anything but matching fabric on the back...but had to piece it.

I have a lot of strips and squares left...I see a jacket in someone's future.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

 The next quilt I completed was made with a tumbler kit from The Quilt Shop of Danbury.  LOVE these colors.

 And since I loved the quilting pattern on the previous quilt so much I repeated it on this one.  Eileen from Designing Quilts does a really nice job on the quilting.

 If my beach has a silent auction again this year I'm thinking this would be a perfect quilts have been a proven moneymaker in the past.

 These colors and patterns just make my heart sing...

Today I start on three new tote bags....I need to have some gifts ready for giving this summer.


Monday, May 5, 2014

 Last year I sent three pieces to be quilted by Designing Quilts....beautiful job as usual...and then they sat for the past year.  I machine sew all my bindings so it's a fairly fast process....just didn't feel like doing any sewing.

So last week I decided it was time...and I finished them all in a couple days.  This is the first, made with fabric from Moda.  Nothing fancy about the design...just love the fabrics and the quilting is so much fun.

These days I am MUCH less hung-up on points and more into the fact that I have a finished piece, made with love, that someone can now wrap-up in and enjoy


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Let's try that again...

I switched browsers and that seemed to do the trick.


So this is the diaper bag for my  niece's baby...they don't want to know the sex ahead of time....and she likes pale blues and greens....

I've made this bag many times, but I added outside pockets on this one.

I hope it holds up to all the demands of diaperbagdom.... :)

This will be my sister's first excited for her too!  And we got word last week that my brother Jim and his wife Pat will also be grandparents for the first time this year...yea!!!!  That makes all 5 of us grandparents....about time!!!!


Friday, May 2, 2014

I'm Back !!!

My desire to sew has returned....after 6 months of dealing with some medical issues (I'm feeling great!), I decided to get back into my sewing room and create....and I completed three things in two days.

The first is a diaper bag for my niece's baby, due in June.  She requested the colors and I used a favorite pattern but altered it a bit to add more pockets.  I included a Disney Bear.  My daughter illustrated the little book attached to the bear, and she designed the clothing.  My son-in-law illustrated the larger book. Makes for a very special gift.

I can't seem to upload pics to this blog....something may have changed in the year since I've posted.  I'll figure it out and post them next time.  Does anyone know why this is happening?