Monday, May 23, 2016

Chipper Love!

I love me some Tula Pink fabrics!  Our guild had her come speak a few years ago and she was as delightful as her artwork!

I gave my son the first quilt I made from the Sparkle Plenty pattern, so I needed to make a new one!

So, I used Tula Pink's awesome Chipper fabric collection.  Just stunning!!

I love, love LOVE this line!  The sleeping fox is the star , as far as I'm concerned, NOT the chipmunk! 

I was looking for more of a muted effect this time, so I used a softer color fabric for the controlled areas.

My quilt is hanging in the window of our local quilt shop- Oh Sew Persnickety, which just thrills me every time I drive by and see it!!  Woo hoo!!

If your area is getting the non-stop rain we have been getting for the last 6 weeks, you must be developing webbed feet like us!!  UGH!!  So sick of no sun!!

Yogi is getting some good snoozing in, though! LOL!!

So, what are you up to these days?  Can you believe it's almost JUNE!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sew amd Tell

I received this cool little tuffet pin cushion kit as a gift from a dear bee friend.

I used my Mary Engelbreit fabric scraps to make the pieced top.

I found the little drawer pull knobs for the feet at Hobby Lobby.

It was a fun and easy project!!  I collect pin cushions, so it's just perfect for my sewing room, even though I always make a mess in my room when I'm pulling fabrics from my stash to audition for new projects!  Do you do that, too?

I made a second one, using blues and greens and purple Kaffe scraps from my stash.  Soooo absolutely MY colors...

These are the colors in my bedroom, so I used an old wooden candle holder to mount the top on!!

I'm using it in my bedroom on my dresser to hold my wearable pins!!

My older son needed something dynamic to put on his bedroom wall over his bed in his new apartment.

I made this quilt, which I named "Focal Point", in his bedroom colors.

Super easy using big half square triangles just sketched out on paper!!  

I am really into fabric with writing on it these days, and I had this one fabric that was dialog spoken between kids... like "I'm gonna tell Mom" and "Mom"!!

I thought it was very appropo for a quilt for him!!  LOL!!

I finished the hand embroidery on the summer season stitchery, but still have to do the patchwork and put it together!  So stay tuned!!

Yogi wants to know what you are sewing on these days!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

I'm Still Here!!

I really must apologize!  I've been busy and have not posted in a longgg time.  But I really had no idea how very long it actually had been since I had posted, until I looked!  Holy cow!!  Over a month!!  My BAD!

 I have been busy!  So much to show you!! First, I made a memory quilt for a family friend whose husband passed away.  She sent me his dress shirts and I cut them up and made nine patches.  I have this photo of it pin basted...

and this photo of the label, but that's it.  I forgot to take a photo of it completed!

I bought this little Kaffe quilt kit from Craftsy on a great sale.  I needed some mindless sewing, after making the memory quilt.

The fabrics came pre-cut, so I just had to use some for the half-square triangles, then lay out the rest.

I love the colors and quilted it straight cross-hatching lines with my walking foot!  I like how it turned out allot!!

I made eight mini bee wall hangings for bee friend birthdays.

I used Lori Holt's bee pattern from her first book Quilty Fun, added borders
and free-motioned "Bee Welcome" on them!  So we can all hang them on our door when bee is at our house!  Yay!  

My sister needed some springy things to decorate her new apartment, so I pulled out this old pattern from my past and made her a bunny!

Our guild had a fun Crayon Challenge.  We all pulled a crayon out of a bag.

You were to make something, anything you choose, using your crayon color plus one other color.  So, I used the crayon's hot pink color and orange!

I made four tool stands that you can take to retreats or workshops.

Then with the leftover fabrics, I made six water bottle carriers, all were donated to our guild fundraiser sale. 

If you have wasted vertical space in your sewing room, this door over the door organizer I got online at Nancy's Notions, is a great way to store rolls of stabilizer and fusibles and such!!

And guess who had a birthday yesterday??  Yep!  Yogi turned 15 yesterday!!  Our sweet little old man!!

Well, I've got more stuff to share, but need to stop now and get this posted!  I promise to post again very soon!!  Thanks for sticking with me!!