Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Purse, a Quilt and a Pincushion

I decided I wanted a velcro closure, so I gave my original wallet from SewCanShe's blog to my daughter, and made myself another, a little larger than the first.  (Room for glasses, chapstick, a pen, etc., in addition to my iphone 7 plus)
I had 110 of these blocks cut out, and decided to use just 90 of them for our bed quilt, so that left 20.  I had an abundance of blue, so I used them for a quilt for the back of my husband's chair.  I used batting and fleece on his as he gets very cold, so his should be toasty.
Not my first choice for a backing, as I was hoping for Red Sox and something with blue in it, but this was the best I could do.  
And, I almost forgot.  I bought this kit for a color wheel pin cushion a few years ago and decided I needed to get it done.  The top hole is a little large, and the button kind of slides into it, so I'm going to get a larger one and glue it on.  Hurray for E6000.  I'll be sharing with ShowOffSaturday on SewCanShe's blog.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Slow Week

Not too much to show this week, this was my only finish.  It's my larger version of SewCanShe's cell phone wallet with benefits.  Due to my larger phone, iphone 7 plus, I had to increase the measurements on the wallet, I kind of overdid it, but I didn't mind. 
Also, I'll be sharing again on her Show Off Saturday.
The reason I didn't mind it ending up a little over big, is it gives me room for my reading glasses, which I need to read my cell phone.
The frontal view.
The larger size also allowed me to carry 4 cards, vertically, not horizontally.  I based mine on 8 x 6 1/2 instead of the original size.
A few years ago I made this quilt, which I loved, but I gave it to some friend's who visited intending to replace it for myself.  
This week, I dug it out and worked on it some more.  I had about 120 done, and now I have 200.  It will take about 380, which will turn into 95 blocks when the segments are sewn 4 together into blocks.  This quilt is from a tutorial on MaDan's Quilting.  She calls it 5" charm scrappy, I call it scrappy lattice.  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Junk Rat, From Computer Game

My first time doing pictures from the freezer paper in the printer.  Not as vibrant as I would have hoped, but not too bad.  I hope they wash ok, I guess time will tell.
I actually have a small quilt to share this week, I made it from the freezer paper pictures.  It's about 38 x 58 and made mostly with scraps.  Junk Rat, Overwatch, not my favorite.  He made a special request several months ago, kind of whispered, since his mother was there.  I asked her to ask him if he remembered.......
Maddox, do you remember what you asked Grammy to make you?
A Overwatch quilt.
Did you want all the characters or a certain one?
Junk Rat.
Little Stinker!!
The Marvel super heroes for the back.
More things for the great grands.  Pillows for the little ones and pouches for the bigger ones.
This is for a little boy that my granddaughter-in-law babysits.  All the kids got one, except the babies who got little pillows.  They are soft and squishy, as I used leftover fleece instead of batting or interfacing.
My daughter went to visit the Georgia relatives and took one of her Florida
Granddaughters with her.  She got fun things to do on the drive up and was very good.
  They are visiting and also delivering the gifts that I made.
Our dog is staying with my niece until my husband is stronger and not as apt to be knocked over.  She sort of went home, as my niece had her for her first 4 years.  We met my brother halfway and he brought her so that we could spend some time.  It was so good of him.
I don't always sleep well, and since my husband got up to watch his Red Sox, I decided to make a pouch for my daughter-in-law in Mexico, about 2:00am last night.  I ordered her a yellow kindle fire and  thought it'd be nice to have a pouch to protect it and carry it in.  I measured my kindle and  added about  1.5 to 2 inches extra.  I used the foam interfacing,  When I finished I took my kindle out of it's case and tried to put it in the yellow pouch.  Oops, too small.  I decided I'd make another and added about another 2 inches to be sure, too big.  I added a couple of snaps to keep the fire down and since I was out of the foam used 2 layers of cotton batting.  Then, I realized that I had ordered her kindle fire an inch smaller than mine, so the small one might fit after all.  Have to wait until Sunday when it's delivered to find out .  I finished the two pouches about 6am.
Of course, going to share this with Sewcanshe's Show off Saturday.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Off to Mexico - My Stuff, not Me

Back to journal notebook covers, these are going to Mexico.  This is for my daughter-in-law.
The computer or blogger are going a bit crazy, so this is the inside - upside down.  I can't find the right side up picture.
My granddaughters, right side up.
My granddaughters, upside down.
I made them a couple of pouches, very squishy as I used fleece instead of batting.
The zippers came, so i finished my daughter-in-law's big bag.
my daughter-in-law's bag from the top.
A shot of their 'stuff', I also made pencil rolls, eyeglass cases, and a card wallet for my daughter-in-law.  My granddaughter will get a couple of my bone china cup and saucers.
Dollar store hand towels that I fancied up a little.  I got them mostly to use as packing protection for the cups and saucers.
A crayon tote for my going to be 4 year old great granddaughters birthday.  One side has 3/4 inch slots and the other side 1 inch slots.  Hopefully, one side for regular crayons and the other for the chunky ones.
The other side of the crayon tote.
I also made her a tote bag to go back and forth to day care.  It has a zipper top, and lots of pockets, like the ones I make as handbags for adults do.
Both the same size, I started out with 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inch squares.
I also made some little, just because, pouches for 4 other great grandchildren.  I plan on putting some little treats in them.  Tomorrow is Show off Saturday day on SewCanShe's blog, I'll be sharing again.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

In Progress

We didn't get our dog until she was 4 years old, but my niece found a picture and shared it.  Isn't she the cutest little thing ever.
Completely adorable.
My non-sewing friend with the 4 tubs of fabric came to pick up the gifts I had made her, and brought some of the fabric.  Here it is, washed, folded, and in some cases ironed.
My grandson has bought his ticket, so he's definitely going to visit my son and his family in Mexico the first part of May.  I'm going to try to make some things for him to take after all.  This is a medium sized bag for my granddaughter.  

I like the lining.  
My husband has been sick, and now, I've got it too, but not as severely.  I rarely have gotten colds, so I won't complain.  My granddaughter-in-law and one of my grandson's got this bouquet for us, it's simple, but lovely.
These are also going to Mexico.  3 each isn't excessive is it?  

I'm making them notebook covers, this is my granddaughters cut and prepped. 
And my daughter-in-law's bag cut out and mostly prepped.  I could finish my granddaughter's, because I had the zipper, but I have to wait for an order from ZipperIsland  for this one.
Lastly, my daughter-in-law's notebook cover cut out and prepped.  I have a couple other things to make, pencil rolls, pouches.  And now to share over at SewCanShe's Show Off Saturday.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

More of the same

My grandson hung my LED shop light for me.  It isn't the best choice for a living room, but since my living room is my sewing room (and my family room is my living room) it is a great choice.  I can't believe how much better I can see.  The only downside is it hurts your eyes to look directly at it and I can't find any kind of frosted plexiglass that fits over the lights.  Any Suggestions?
A friend of mine has 4 big tubs of fabric and doesn't sew, she was going to share some with me, so I made her these bags as a thank you.  Now my husband's health has taken a turn for the worse, so I told her I appreciate it, but won't take any at this time.  I still have the gifts to give her for her generosity.  I hope that my husband gets better soon, I have a grandson going to visit my son's family in Mexico in May, and I had hoped to make some things for them and send them along with my grandson.
My fabrics are running a bit short, so this bag is a little bit of a hodgepodge.  The fabrics all have some of the same shades though.  In the pocket is an eyeglass case and a key fob.
And, another car diddy bag with trash insert.  It's been a fairly lean week, but I'm sharing on SewCanShe's Show off Saturday, anyway.
Oops, almost forgot this one.  I bought the material about 10 years ago and made 2 or 3 smaller bags from it, meaning them for a family wedding.  I didn't get to go to the wedding due to my husband's health, so I gave mine away.  After I got my new light, I discovered the left over fabric  in my cupboard and decided to make myself another big bag, and use it just for everyday.  It is very metallic, and I think very pretty fabric.  I may be old, fat and homely, but I'll have lots of bling.