Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Our Christmas Family Reunion

For a year we had been Making Pillows, Table cloths, Aprons,Quilts and a little of everything for the family reunion. .I am starting out with the tablecloths 

Rexa, Mom and I decided to make each one different ,some were two small ones put together over plain sheets ,Rexa & Brandy made the centerpieces for most of them.
 My favorite , Mom, Myself, Rexa & Tina all sat at this table with our husbands

 a simple tree skirt
 Thjs is the best one Brandy's "The Grinch"Table with 2 of my tree's that matched perfect.
 Made by Mom
 Made by Mom
 Tree skirt Rexa and Mom made
Mom's start table cover
 Tree skirt made by myself
 Table skirt made by Mom
 Hand made and painted snowmen
 Bird House's made by Gary ,Tina's husband
 Prize table and extra gifts ,Mom made the hats and scarfs  also the plaid Teddy bear's
Fountain &  Punch Table
My Snowman display
Table for Stockings -  lots of gifts under the tree

Friday, October 2, 2015

New Baby Girl Quilt

 I put this together last month but finished it yesterday, I decided to add the lace and ribbon to make it more girly.
 On the boarder I was not sure how to quilt it until I remembered I had a new Butterfly Sencil .it matches perfect with the butterfly in the quilt.

 You can tell she loves it and said so too

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Craft Class For First Day Of Fall

 We made wreath out of paper plates ,coffee filters .magic markers , a little bit of water ,then cut out leaves & glue on  buttons . Then added string to hang them with. Chloe and Sarah , my Grand daughters ,the love to do crafts .
 New students
 Megan our snack maker and Waylon my Grandson
Our 3 youngers students had a blast 
 Saying a prayer before our snacks made by Megan Young
Kristpy Kreme snacks with M&M's

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Finished UFO- Toddler Quilt

 This fabric was given to me 2 yrs ago ,there was more to the blocks, but because some of them were cut too close I had to change the size of the blocks. I cut and made this last year at Mom's and just finished the quilting and binding last week.

Close up ,I decided to just do a straight stitch "X" in each block and then a fancy stitch on the boarder, I made this one with the intentions to sell  and still will if anyone is interested.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Quilts and Pencil Bags

We are making a bunch of small quilts for little boys and girls I have 5 done 3 more little girls ,and 2 more UFO's,and a baby quilt to finish.
A friend of mine asked me what did UFO's stand for where quilts are concerned ,I told her they wer unfinished quilts......she said and I thought about it before, why don't we say UFQ's
I think that's how I will name them from now on ,makes sense too.

Here in our section of Florida the kids started school the 24th of August, I was wanting the children at church class to make pencil bags out of paper towel tubes and printed duck tape with zippers , we made a sample and said it was just too hard for the kids to make in 45 min's, so we made the bracelets that I posted before this one and then I found all of the Carpi Sun and Koolaide juice bags and made pencils bags from those ,it took 4 bags and a zipper , I made them in no time ,I had 20 made for the church group plus my grandchildren and friends. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Church Craft Class- Bracelets

 My church is very active with filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child where they are shipped all over the world at Christmas time. My Craft class made these bracelets .
I cut and glued oxygen hoses together ,then had all the strips of cloth cut for them .

 All the children wrapped as many as they could and took one home with them , ,they had so much fun !
 They made 125 plus the ones they took home.
One of the teenage girls wanted to make them a special snack , this is what she did ,they loved them
There is Rainbow Twizzler's with animal crackers and marshmellow's  plus a verse : Genesis 9 :13

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

4 UFO"s,4 New Ready to Quilt, 2 New tops Sewn Up

 2 on top are UFO's the green and gold is a new quilt already to cut for binding
Top 3 are new ready to machine quilt ,bottom 2  are UFO's 
 This picture shows 2 more tops ready to sew up, the red handkerchief fabric is a strip I have for some bracelets to make with my craft class for next week. The wide yellow is boarder for the rainbow colored fabric contrasting block is red and black, The green and red lady bug and contrasting red and black has the red and black boarder with a 1" yellow sashing.
 I got these 2 tops all sewn up today plus a baby quilt that I have not taken a picture of yet.
I had also cut binding strips for all the quilts. Hope to get more sewing done wed. and thurs. I still need to add batting & backing to the 3 new tops plus 1 UFO.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

For Boarders, Sashing ,Strips, Blocks ?

 A friend of mine from church gave me thees 2 rolls of fabric, the plaid is 5" wide , the flowers 4" wide , they are perfect for boarder's , but what I am wondering is why there is so much of it in one roll and it's purpose, I am cutting them for a quilt top however the checked is bigger, so I have to waste 1 inch ,I could save it for rugs that Mom crochets ,I am just wondering if anyone has any other ideas , there is a lot!
Thank you for any hints ,suggestions and etc.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sharpie Painting on Cloth

The top picture shows 6 different blocks that we want to add batting and backing to and then machine quilt them into something , we have not decided yet what to make ,
We used sharpie markers for fabric and used sencils to make them with.

This is one the girls mother drew for my son , Samantha used a picture of a fish to trace, then did her own free hand drawing of the landscape ,
She asked me to make a bible cover with it and Camo , I forgot to take a picture of tha,t but I will soon.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Crafting At Grandma's (In June)

 Hanging wire and beads made by all of us while we were at Mom's (Grandma Schoonover's) right after school let out. They had so much fun making them that they made extra for their Mom , a friend and myself. I made one for Mom .

They had so much fun that they wanted to keep working so I told them to paint the bird houses too.

Log Cabin Sarah painted

Sun House by Chloe

On the day we left the girls wanted to wear their new 4th of July outfits , Mom really enjoyed having us .