Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July Postcards

Still on the fabric postcard bend.  I've been watching the Hallmark Channel Christmas in July movies which inspired me to do a couple of Christmas postcards. The fabric is from a Debbie Mumm series several years ago.  I simple cut out the rectangles of the Santas, machine quilted them, and then did the binding.  The one on the left with the green binding measures 4 3/4 in X 5 7/8 in.  The other one measures 4 3/8 in X 5 1/2 in.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Three Hats

As you may be able to tell from the post last week and today after finishing the pleasingly black shawl/scarf which took months to complete I have resorted to smaller projects finished in a short period of time.  These three hats fit nicely.  I used left-over Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande.  The first two hats are an adult size and an infant size beanie.  The patterns are Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright and Ali's Premie/Newborn Beanie by Tajie Maxedon.
The pattern for this wide-brimmed hat is Brangelina Hat by Laurie Perry.

Fabric Postcards

I've been making fabric postcards lately.  This first one is a flag quilt, inspired by July 4th but also good for any day of the year here in America.  It is machine piece and quilted with iron-on beads for stars.  It measures 8 in X 5 in.


This second one is a sailboat on a lovely summer day.  I inked in a bird in the sky. Both machine piecing and applique is used.  It too is machine quilted.  It measures 6.5 in X 4.5 in.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Another Scrappy Child's Quilt

Here's my latest scrappy child's quilt (earlier post when in progress).  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 45 in X 57 in. 

In this are there are many colors (blue, green, yellow, browns, and more), dots, horses, cats.
In this are a pink poodle, a motorcycle, horses, a robot, leaves, and lemons/limes.
In this are more cats, lorax, a lizard, trick or treat, tulips, snowmen.
This area has the working pocket, cats, faces, thread spools, hearts, stars.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Non-felted Slippers for my Husband

These slippers were knitted for my husband using yarn that a colleague's wife gave to me (thinning her stash).  The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande.  The pattern for the slippers is Non-felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura. 
And like I did for these slippers the bottoms were treated to make them skid resistant.

My #OLFA35 Quilt Block

A few weeks ago I was contacted by an OLFA representative asking if I would like to participate in the 35th Anniversary Celebration this summer by either creating a square for their 35th Anniversary Commemorative Quilt which will be displayed this October at the International Quilt Market in Houston in October or by hosting a reader giveaway.  I choose to create a square for the quilt.  In return for participating I was sent a kit of OLFA products (a cutting board, a rotary cutter, a 6.5 in square ruler.  There were only two rules for the quilt block:  1) it had to be 6.5 in square (will be 6 in square when sewn into the quilt) and 2) had to include the color yellow.  Here's my #OLFA35 block.


Happy 4th of July!  Hope you enjoy it safely.  Here’s a link to one of my old post from 2011 on Firework Safety.