Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dragonflies and Lattice updates

I have become frustrated and practically crying. When piecing this quilt, my piecing was a little bit off, which made my blocks not line up properly. I was practically in tears when I started putting the rows together.

There is nothing I can do. This quilt is for my niece and I wanted it to look nice. It didn't have to be perfect, but this is way off.

I did find this dragon fly template to to use for quilting the middle of the dragonfly square blocks.
The finished product will be shown soon.

Update 2

I have decided to rip the quilt apart and re-square the blocks. I hope this will fix the problem. In the mean time I am sewing together a quick quilt top in case I can't fix this one.

Update 3

Quilt top is done and ready to quilt. Thanks to the best husband in the world. My dear husband re-squared all 48 blocks for me. It took some time but he managed to fix all of them. I put a orange border around it to make up for the lost inches, but it looks great. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dragonflies and Lattice

I saw this nice quilt from Moda Bake Shop.
Thought it would make a nice Graduation/off to college quilt for my niece.   I love making quilts but I am on a really tight budget. I get most of my fabrics from Walmart or the second hand store that I volunteer at. I had leftover jelly roll strips from a baby quilt that I just finished. I also used some white that I had on hand. I didn't like all that solid (what looked like grey) fabric so I went with a black based dragonfly pattern for the squares and orange for the rest. As for the orange and the dragonfly material I was able to get it on sale.

I made a sample block first with some scrap fabric that I had. Just to see it I could make the block. It came out fine (this block will be use in a sample block quilt when I have enough blocks).

Here are the fabrics that I chose.

Now that everything is cut and ready to go I will be starting to put the pieces together tonight. I will be posting updates on how it is coming together.

Here is a block with the fabrics chosen. I think it is going to look great when finished. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Goody Gumdrops Fudge

Goody Gumdrops Fudge
12 oz bag white chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt 
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)
1-1/2 cups chopped gumdrops (I used Dots Candy)
Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; set aside. In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips, milk and salt and microwave in 30 seconds intervals until melted. Stir in vanilla and gumdrops.
Spread into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Using foil, remove fudge from the pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature.

Found this on Pinterest here is the link to the website.
Please stop by and check it out.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blessing Bags How To

I came across this on Pinterest. I think it is a great idea and wanted to pass it along.

Blessing Bags How To:

You can find out more about this at KWAV's (Kids with a vision) blog

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Baby Quilt in orange and turquoise

Here is a cute baby quilt in orange and turquoise. It has cute giraffe pattern blocks and background. Please go check it out in my Etsy shop. Tell your friends.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Autumn Quilt - Sneak Peak

I have been wanting to do a Autumn Quilt for my King size bed (yes I said king size) for some time. Honestly it scares the heck out of me, but I am just going to jump right on in and do it 1 block at a time. So here we go.

I saw this block pattern on Pinterest and said to myself "I can do that." Here is the web link.


I have been collecting fabric for this quilt a little at a time in 1/2 yard pieces. Here is what I have so far. I still want to add a few more colors to this.

I cut out my pieces and laid out the rows. I started sewing them together and oops sewed it together wrong. Take it out and start over. 

Here is the way it is suppose to look.

2 1/2 hours later I finished my first block. I think it came out pretty good. I still have to square it up a little bit, but I will do that later.

I will be alternating this block pattern with another. I haven't decided on that pattern yet. For now I will just get these done. I figure by the time I have enough of this one in many color combinations I will have figured out what I want the other pattern to be. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Baby Boy Quilt

We have a friend who recently had a baby boy. I made this little quilt for him. This quilt went really fast. It took a week of doing a little here and a little there. Night 1 I cut out all the pieces. Night 2 I sewed all the 4 square together. Night 3 sewed the rows together.

 Day 4 was quilting it, and day 5 was binding and washing it. It turned out really cute.

Quilt has been delivered to it's new owner.

Link up with Coastal Charm , Stephanie Lynn , 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Baby Quilt - Modern Square Garden Quilt - Finished

Here is the baby quilt. I had a few hiccups but all in all it came out fine. My hubby keeps telling me that I am still learning so they won't be perfect. I still want them to be perfect but I am learning so I am willing at the moment to let some of the imperfections go. Anyways here are the pictures of the finished quilt.

I love the backing material. It looks like Mike and Ike candy.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Quilt - Modern Square Garden Quilt

Saw this easy tutorial on making a Modern Square Garden Quilt. I first was going to make it for my niece (who will be a year in February) for Christmas. After finishing the top I realized that it wasn't going to be big enough. I thought about adding to it, but new fabric patterns would have looked funny. I have a colleague where I donate my time who is having a baby in December.  So I thought this would be a perfect baby shower gift. I still have to go pick out the backing, but I will have the quilt finished this weekend unless something comes up.The binding is made up of scraps from the left over fabric.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Gone Fishing Quilt - Finished

Friday evening late I finished The Gone Fishing Quilt. This quilt was by far my most challenging project. Hubby loves it. Here are a few front and back pictures.