Sunday, October 28, 2012

Latest baby Quilt

  Quilt I made for a friends daughter who is expecting a baby girl in Dec.,The shower was yesterday and it turned out really great , she got so many clothes!! and lots of baby stuff!

I know!! Most people do not combind checks with pink and green camo ,but I thought it looked cute ,so I decided to off set it with the plain colors too.

Close up of the  free hand machine quilting, notice how I went all the way out to the edge of the sashing to make it look like a complete square ,if you are a quilter I think you will know what I mean .

Back of quilt is yellow but you can't tell here and the thread is green

This is the third baby quilt i had to make since Sept. < I will have to make 2 more for sure after this one .One for a boy on Nov.10th and another for a girl Nov.24th

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Decorations at Fall fest and Home

Part of Display at Fall fest we put on at our community this past Sat.
More of the display
This is at home after the Fall Fest too many lights !

My daughter-in-law with 3 of my Grandchildren
Waylon in back , Sarah is the red head, Samantha and Chloe
                                                 The Pumpkins the kids carves last night .
Part of the display before the orange lights

                                             Where I put the Scarecrow display at home.
My husband and I are both officers at Our Community Association and we helped with the Fall fest , I was in charge of the decorating and made the scarecrow from a pair of my husbands old overalls ,flannel shirt and hat.I used a green candy bucket for the head , I stuffed the clothes with newspaper and then put some straw on head and neck We lost the straw on one hand and his feet. ,head fell off sat. night at community center and scared one of the lady helpers  then I jumped every time I went out side and saw him, I left him in the van over night sat, he rode with me to church Sunday morning!  LOL  I took him out after church and set everything up at my front door.
The church wants to use him for our Halloween  and trunk party on the 31st.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekly Contest~Please Vote

 I have entered this handbag in the Quilting Gallery Weekly Contest.
The bag is called Dazzeling Tote Bag and is made it out of Taffada, beaded fabric, netting and cotton appliqued flower and extra beads.The handles are solid beads and cloth.
The back is different and is also in my blog.
I made it a few years ago to use as a Photo Album tote for my trip to Pa. in 2008

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Decorations for Fall Fest

I had fun stuffing this scarecrow! Then every time I went outside I would jump thinking he was a stranger !!

I still need to fix the neckline , I ran out of straw so I need to finish the legs and put more straw on him. 
This is a scarecrow I brought ,and just for the fun of it put all this together.
I was wanting some corn stalks ,but could not find any close by so my grand daughters &  I went looking for this tall grass, to make it look like corn stalks , it is not the same thing but will work, I have lots more to add to the whole display area and i will post those after Saturday.
 I did go to Lowe's this morning and they had the corn stalks for $8.99 !!
Sorry I like mine better, it was free !

Monday, October 15, 2012

Christmas Stockings

Taffada and Lace

Blue Jean cut from the top of jeans for the extra pockets 

More Taffada and Lace
Sparkle cotton plaids with lace
Another blue Jean stocking cut from top of pants for extra pockets , cute and can hide extra's.

I have more to show and more to make.I will show those next time.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Birthday gift for Kayla

 The girls and I made several of these blue Jean beads . One of them was for Kayla 
This is a painting with buttons that Kayla saw on Pinterest and she asked me if I could make her one, so I did, but it is nothing like the one we saw .I used buttons and the other one looked more like drops of thick paint .
This is a T-shirt necklace with zipper flower and hair clip with a zipper flower .
Showing the whole necklace ,I cut strips of a t-shirt and stretched it then added a pin zipper flower.
 I gave these to Kayla for her birthday , it was late but said she love them !

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Last of Mom's Summer Quilts

    I love the way she does these ,she did good with her colors
Scrappy 9 Patch
Smaller 9 patch
Another good one
Some flying Geese in this one

                              Scrappy Triangle
 I hope I did not show the same ones twice , she made so many and I know I took lots of pictures , this should be the last of this bunch except for the one she finished for Tina. I will show that one soon.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

5 More Of Mom's Summer Quilts

From left over scraps
From Fabric I gave her for Christmas last year
Love this ,click picture to see the hand quilting she did.

                 This last is different ,I don't think she made one like this before.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Free Hand ~Free Motion Quilting

 This is a Quilt that Mom asked me to quilt for her while I was there,
 I had to use her old singer, it needed a little bit of work first, then I was able to quilt it.
 I did this free hand all over, Mom and I were both  happy with it.
 I think I will use the same design on one of the baby quilts I need to make .

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Doll Made By A Friend

A Friend of mine that works at Walmart showed me this doll she made for her grand daughter.She did some amazing machine embroidery work on the dolls face , you can hardly tell it was done at home, that's how good it is.
She said it was done on a Brother Embroidery Machine and with her daughters help she made the face. and then made the rest of the doll .
She is a great seamstress and has made many things for her grand children.She said she wants to make a couple more for gifts.
I would love to have a machine like hers ,maybe some day ........