November 15, 2014

California Denim

I have a collection of denim shirts. I live in denim most of the time. Jeans, shirts and sneakers.

When I saw the Anita Goodesign State designs, and especially California done on a denim shirt, I couldn't resist making one----here is my newest denim shirt.

November 13, 2014

Quilt Kit

Last time Craftsy had the Crayon Quilt kit I missed out---this time I was able to buy a kit! Hurry, they don't last long if you want to do this kit.  I picked the far left turquoise and gold kit! I'm not sure why they call these crayon quilts because I've always known this pattern as tumbling blocks.

November 12, 2014

The Homestead Quilt

Yeah!---it's finished!
I completed the binding and label this afternoon. 
This is a machine embroidery project from Anita Goodesign

September 22, 2014

Salem Ruler

I can't recall ever mentioning the easy squaring Salem Ruler, but thought everyone who quilts needs this ruler!  I just finished quilting this queen size quilt for my friend, Joyce, and I like to clean up the edges before I give the quilts back.  This is where the Salem Ruler works so well.

It makes it so easy to square up the corners and edges.  Ages ago one of our quilt guild members mentioned she would do group order of these rulers, and not thinking too much about it back then, I said, O.K. order me one… what's one more ruler, right?  Now I can't function without this ruler---it is one of those indispensable tools you just never think about until you start using it.

Joyce's Quilt

September 13, 2014

Pin Cushion Organizer & Burp Clothes---What a Combination!

I am easily distracted in the sewing room as I've mentioned before.  Especially when I start to get bored with a project. Right now it's the "Homestead" quilt sashings & borders that are getting tiresome.

It's is the repetitiveness at this point. However, it is looking more "together" now.  I can hardly wait to start piecing all the parts of the quilt.   

I  browse around on the internet in the mornings between checking all the chat forums, and I find some of the neatest projects to tempt me. 

A fun and very useful project.  I of course decided to use an embroidery design that took approx. 90 mins and lots of thread changes for the four sides of my organizer.   This turned out to not be the quick project I had anticipated. At least not the embroidery part of it. The actual construction did go relatively fast though.

Then I found this perfect patterns for Baby Burp Clothes on Deby's "sew-so easy" Blog, and once again I was sidetracked. I used flannel and terry cloth.  Are these not the cutest? and so soft!

I did manage to finish all the corner "star" motifs and one sashing on the embroidery machine for the quilt today.