viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2014

Independence Day

Worked on several projects and finished one today.  

First, I started a new quilt - a windswept 4 patch inspired by Debbie Gibson in her BOM on Craftsy.  The fabric pattern I am using is "A Walk in the Woods" by Aneela Hoey and a pale pink I had in my stash.

I pinned all my squares in grid, I am horrible getting my pieces from the planning area to my machine then sewing them in order.  I saw someone using this grid and it made sense to me and is working until my assistant begins to help.  Yes, here he is below re-pinning all my squares.

Too cute to scold, he wants to help so bad, he even sat down at my backup machine and tried to sew while I was piecing.

My second project was off Riley Blake's blog.  This fish is too adorable for me to put it off.  I assure you that Riley's was much prettier than my first attempt but my kiddos loved it.  HERE is the tutorial and the pretty photos, of when a professional takes her hand to the pattern.

Third I settled down in front of the television and worked on my 'Grandmother's Garden' quilt top.  I will probably be a granny by the time I am finished but it is calming work.

 Just watching the tube, listening to the fireworks it is a nice end to a quick day.

Happy Independence Day.

 Thank you to all those who sacrifice to keep us the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

domingo, 16 de noviembre de 2014

Kona Solids

Cindy over at Fluffy Sheep Quilting has a Kona Solid offer going on.  I have been wanting to try Kona Solids, it would be so great to try them out.  Here is my pick.

Reminds me of Hibiscus, Sunflowers, Echinacea, and Thistle.  I was inspired by the hot vivid colors of summer flowers in the south.

miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2014

Fabric Boxes

 I needed a napkin holder that could be versatile and made from things on hand.  We normally use paper towels, cloth towels but rarely napkins.  I hate that they get spread all over the kitchen and breakfast room.

So, I browsed around and found an old post of Christina's over at The Sometimes Crafter she gives a easily followed tutorial for fabric boxes.

Looks like the size will work out perfect and when the napkins are gone I can use it for so many other things.  I think I will just have to try to make a bunch, just love them.  It took me longer to pick out the fabric than it did to make the box.