Sunday, March 31, 2013

Slashed Squares

This is a full sized quilt made of blue, gray and yellow.  It started out to be a lap quilt.  No shashing, and just a paisley border that matched one of the prints.  Well, it just didn't look right.  Added some sashing and now we're getting somewhere!  The leftovers were cut to make the border.  Then I talked my daughter (who was the only one not to have a quilt on her bed) into taking this one.  I made 8 more blocks, while she seam ripped 2 of the sides.  Then we put it all back together.  

My daughter gets cold at night so I used 2 layers of batting.  Being my first attempt at this, I wasn't sure if it would roll straight  and stay flat on the machine.  It went well, and she is now nice and cozy!    If you look closely you can see 4 of my family members somehow managed to get in my photo!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What do you do...

when your son asks to redo his room?  You make him a new quilt of course!  He had one of the first quilts I made (which was before the Big Lady got here).  So I let him pick all his fabrics, the pattern, and his paint color.  These are not solids, but mirage looking fabrics we found at the local quilt shop. Except from the gray which is a mirage from Connecting Threads.

I had enough gray left over so I made him a simple pillow case.  He's happy since he did all the choosing and I'm happy it's done!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Carpenter's Star

I finally made a small quilt for my sewing room wall!  Since it was small, I wanted something harder than what I usually make.  So I picked one with half square triangles.  I even challeneged myself on the quilting.  I did straight lines on the inside parallelograms and tiny meandering on the white parts. (I need to practice even smaller!)  Then I feathered the border - still practicing that technique too!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Isn't She Cute?

This doll is so cute!  I made it for my little girl's birthday next month.  She saw the one on this website and picked the doll she liked best.  I even let her see the pieces cut.  She wanted to me make socks for it too.  So I added some that match her dress.  But then no more peaking!  (She's only going to be 3 so I'm hoping she'll forget about it!)  I cut the pieces in one day and sewed her the next morning.  It was really easy following the directions.  And this coming from a non sewer!  I only make quilts!!! It was so easy that I'm thinking of making her a skirt for her birthday too...oh no, I may be a sewer yet!  Hop on over to Make It - Love It and see the 3 dolls she  made.  They are fabulous.

I made a skirt for my doll, kinda following the directions from Make it Love it.  I'm not so good as to add sleeves or pockets.  Let's not push this sewing things huh?!  But she has directions for boys and girls clothes that would be nice to make.

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