Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Placemats

I made my daughter a set of 8 reversible placemats.  My house used to be holiday central, but it seems to have shifted to her house.  I hope that they are used and enjoyed. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Oops!  I got a new iphone, and even though it has a case, I decided to protect the screen even further than the screen protector, I needed a soft case.  Yesterday, I made the one on the left, but decided that it needed to be a little less snug, and a pocket on the front would be nice.  Today, with Thanksgiving on my mind, I made another case.  Too big, and I forgot the pocket.  It does fit my 7 inch tablet in it's case though.  I guess I'll be making a third, hopefully the third time will be the charm, as has previously been alleged.  Right not, I'm not in the mood.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Not Much Sewing Going On

Just small projects going on here this past week.  Litter bags from Life with Lou blog, and a do it myself iphone 6 case. The iPhone case needs to be a bit bigger though. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sampler Quilt

Last year, I started several projects at the beginning of the year.  One was a combination of the Craftsy BOM from 2012, and Amy Gibson's Sugar Block Club.  It was my intention to make a queen sized sampler quilt.  I finally caught up with some new projects, and so decided to get back to my Sampler quilt.  I had 21 blocks, and decided I needed 30, so these are the other 9.  Some are from the original project, and a few are blocks that I liked and decided to do rather than paper piece, or other things that I haven't enjoyed that much.  I plan to do sashing and cornerstones and borders, so I'm not sure how fare I'll get before Bonnie's 2014 mystery.  My house is needing attention, and I MUST make that a priority.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Aurora Lee's Quilt

Aurora's baby quilt is finally finished.  She will be six months soon, it's about time.

Her mama, Tabitha, was saying that she had a lot of flannel receiving blankets that she wasn't sure what to do with. I asked if she'd like to use them for the back, so that's what we did.  She brought over ten, and I used parts of all of them.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Miscellaneous Catch-Up

I haven't been blogging much, but I have made a few things, and now am working on a great-grandbabies baby quilt.  This was an afghan for her mother.  It started out to be a leftover yarn quilt, but turned into 3 quilts of similar colors, as my daughter requested afghans for a friends children.

This is for her four year old.  It's a lot bigger than she is, so should do her for several years.

This is for the 6 year old.  I didn't get a picture of it finished, but this is a little more than half.

We made a rare trip for us, due to my husband's health situation.  We stayed with family, and so I brought gifts.  This is the front and back of placemats I made, 6 each for 2 SIL's.  The front is my favorite, Fairy Frost, and I used neutrals, as I didn't know their color themes.  I used a tutorial from aquiltinglife blog.   I also made them each a Fairy Frost bag, with lots of pockets, but didn't get pictures.  They can pretty much afford most of what they would like, so I hope they like them enough to use them occasionally.  I didn't have time to make quilts from scratch, so one got my Roll Roll Sunshine River (Roll Roll Cotton Boll), and the other got my Christmas quilt

I started this one with leftover yarn also, but then went to Hobby Lobby for more.  It's relaxing to crochet and watch TV.  This one isn't for anyone, just in reserve, I guess.

I decided to do Bonnie's mystery again this year.  Last years Celtic Solstice was less than stellar, due to my poor color choices, so this year, I decided to use Bonnie's colors, but not go scrappy.  I bought these from Thousands of Bolts, and I don't think that I did too badly on the colors, since I was choosing based on price and from the little internet pictures.  Using yardage should make the cutting process easier, too. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Emmalee and Danika Lee

Emmalee is Danika Lee's preteen aunt, and since I hadn't made Emmalee a quilt, I decided to do it now.  Hope she isn't a non busy and monocromatic lover. 

Emmalee's flannel pieced and again, busy, back.

And the label, of course.

Since the quilt I made for Danika Lee is going to be from her great-grandparents, I made a small baby afghan.   It's about 31 x 45.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Danika Lee's Baby Quilt

My niece's daughter is having a baby, and she asked me to make her a baby quilt.  I was going to anyway, lol.  She likes purple, not pink.

I like scrappy backs, I just hope they don't hate them.  Her mom is into country, hope a little rubbed off on her (the new momma).

It's going to be from the great-grandparents, I'm donating the labor.   I left empty space on the bottom, so they can write in the particulars, length weight, birthdate.  My niece also has a pre-teen, and since I never made her a quilt I'm working on one, and in my spare time (between Dr. appt's) I'm crocheting a little baby blanket.  I think that will do nicely for this branch of the family.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tote Bag Boo-boo

I've made 100 of these, so how could I have made one and not realized until I finished that I forgot to add the pockets that I had prepared.  So, I can't do a bag with no pockets, so I made another and almost forgot again.