|These were pretty fun to make, although I had to do a bit of ripping. They hold 38 cards, and I'm planning to make several for Christmas gifts. They are from infarrantlycreative.net, and called Mega Credit Card Wallet. The tutorial is at www.infarrantlycreative.net/business-card-wallet/|
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
|Baby quilt is a flimsy now. It is quilt number 4, but the first I will try to get finished, since it is a baby shower. I am hoping to finish the other 3 though, to give to the bigger ones that day. |
We are in Florida, so I'm making this short to work on hurricane preparations, just in case.
So scary for so many, prayers for everyone in any danger.
I just want to add, I have commented on several blogs lately and gotten a message about some kind of problem. I guess I need to investigate and check with Yahoo.
Monday, August 28, 2017
|I have my three flimsies finished, this is the one for my great-grandson who is almost 8 years old. He is an avid baseball player.|
|This is the center of the quilt for my great-granddaughter who loves Minnie Mouse. She, my great-granddaughter, not Minnie Mouse, is 3.|
|Here is her Minnie Mouse flimsy.|
|Here is the center of my almost 4 year old great-granddaughter's quilt. Her daddy said she liked Shopkins and kittens. Kittens were easier to find. She also wanted her room pink purple, so I tried to have both.|
|And, the kitten flimsy.|
|Looks like still a lot of work to come.|
|This would be for the sashing if I go with my present plan.|
|And this the cornerstones. It is actually a mni print.|
|My mother liked houndstooth, and so do I, so this would be the first border.|
|This would be the second, larger border. Or, as an alternate idea if there is enough of the Billy Bear at Bat baseball fabric, I might use it for the larger border.|
|And this will be the binding, unless I use the Billie Bears for the border, then I might use the swirly fabric above this as the binding.|
|I looked for fleece for a backing for the baby quilt, but couldn't find any I liked. I did like this flannel, so this will be the backing. The baby shower is September 17th, and I'm hoping to have the 4 of these ready to give at that time.|
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
|Here is my finished Kaleidoscope Quilt from my leftover Rainbow Quilt Challenge blocks. It isn't washed yet, so no nice fresh crinkles. I have recipients in mind. |
P.S. My couch is leather and quilts slide right off it. On someone's YouTube video they gave the hint to use the A Clamps from the hardware store to attach to the top and give weight. A Great Tip!
|I've been working on the slab blocks to make 3 quilts. Two big girl quilts, and on the right side, a big boy quilt. I've got 36 blocks finished now, only 9 more to go.|
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
|My first Slab Blocks. I'm hoping to do enough blocks (72) to do 3 lap quilt size quilts 48 x 72, plus possible borders. Four down, only 68 more to go. They seem fairly easy and a good way to use up scraps. Light blue, pink and black are for girl quilts, and the dark blue for a boys quilt. It's a start. I was going to try the Butterfly strip quilt from Missouri Star quilt company and tried 3 blocks, but decided I didn't enjoy the process. This block is more to my liking at this time. Here is a link to the free pattern: http://www.cherylarkison.com/ and http://www.ctpub.com/cheryl-arkison/|
And, there is an excellent tutorial on YouTube by SewVeryEasy, on her channel.
And, another excellent tutorial by Weekend Project, evidently it was a Canada 150th Anniversary Celebration block.
A bargain method to do 3 great-grandbaby big girl and big boy quilts.
Here is one by Crazy Mom Quilts with sashing. That would cut my blocks needed down to about 36. http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2013/07/
And, one without sashing by Naptime Quilter, (Cheryl Larkison, the blocks creator)
I'm a ways away from having to make a decision. Oops, I guess this is the pattern link:
Friday, August 4, 2017
|I worked on a lot of blocks a couple of years ago for Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge and these are almost the last of them, I think I have a few 9 patches left, but that's all. It's a flimsy now, still needs basting and quilting.|
|I got excited when I saw a butterfly in one of my badly kept pots.|
|And then, there were two!|
|I got this picture off of Facebook, Tucker and his mom using his new quilt.|
Sunday, July 23, 2017
|Here is the light that I talked about below, I really like it.|
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
|This is the Christmas Rail Fence, which I gave to my daughter. It is finished, but of course, this is a picture of the flimsy.|
|I've also made a slew of afghans of different sizes, but they all look similar to these. I enjoy crocheting while I watch TV, and this is a relatively mindless pattern. They are all the "I Love This Yarn", from Hobby Lobby, it is luxuriously soft.|
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
|Here is a view of my poor encroached upon dining room.|