Monday, May 18, 2015

Pillow for my mom

Sunday afternoon I was working on a pillow for my mom. It's a picture of the Arabian stallion that she use to own. I appliqued two of the show ribbons on it that he has won. 




This is going to be one of her birthday presents. Her birthday is in July so I am glad that I am finally finished with the pillow. I was given some ribbons and asked "Can you make me something with these?" Ribbons aren't easy to work with. I decided to print out a photo of him on fabric and put two of his best accomplished ribbons on the pillow. I had cool horseshoe fabric that I used for the borders and back of the pillow.It came out pretty good. She will definitely by surprised by the photo of him.


Linked up to: Savvy Southern Style

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Guitar Boy quilt

I am starting a graduation quilt for my nephew.  He loves playing the guitar and his favorite colors are red and gray. I found this really cool guitar fabric. I could only get 1 yard of it. I designed a quilt to incorporate as much of this fabric as possible.



  
This is what I came up with.  Here is my EQ design. The funny black squares is the guitar material. This block is super easy and the quilt should go together quickly. I need to have it done before we leave on our 4th of July trip, because I drop all my quilts off at my quilter where we go on vacation. 


Here is a picture of a finished block. 19 more to go.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Burp Cloths

I spent Easter making burp cloths to match the Baby Hedgehog quilt. I made 4. The were so easy and fast to make. 






You can find the tutorial here.

Linking to CraftaholicsAnonymous
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Baby Hedgehogs

Baby Hedgehogs is on the table, pinned and ready to quilt. I have decided to do a large hatchet pattern going diagonal through the blocks. This cute little baby quilt will be for my nephew who is due on July 14th. 




Finished quilting and binding.






I am going to make a few burb-cloths with the left over backing and hedgehog fabrics.

Linked up with crazy moms quilts
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baby Hedgehogs - Baby Quilt

So I found out that I am going to have another nephew. Yippee, I am so happy. He will also be born on my husbands birthday in July, which is pretty cool. Anyway awhile back I bought a ¼ yard of this really cute mini hedgehog material from a quilt shop.


It was such a fun fabric that I couldn't resist. When I got the news of the new baby I wanted to do a baby quilt using this fabric. I designed something easy on my EQ7  and printed out the yardage. I was going to need a yard of this fabric to make the design that I wanted. The search began. I thought I found it on fabric.com so I ordered it.  Two weeks later my package was here. I opened it up and just about cried. It was the hedgehog fabric but in a much larger scale. Frantically, I search the internet, I found a yard of mini hedgehog fabric at Quiltwear on Etsy. Still waiting for the fabric, it should be here today. Crossing my fingers that it is the right fabric. I already have some of the blocks made using the ¼ yard of fabric that I already had. Here is a picture of my EQ7 design. I used the black and grey blocks because the family are huge Raider fans.


The black border is still up in the air, not sure if I am going to keep it that color. 



 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A day with my daughter

Today I got to spend a whole day with my daughter. We ran a few errands in the morning. Went to Olive Garden for lunch. Took the dogs for a short hike at Fort Ord National Monument. Then came home and made a pillow case. She wanted to learn how to sew. I taught he how to make a burrito pillow case. She had so much fun. Now she is going to make some for Christmas presents.

This is her pinning


and sewing (sorry for a dark picture). 


Her finished project. She did great and was so proud that she made something on her own (well a tiny bit of help from mom).



It came out great.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What have I been up too

I am in between large projects at the moment. So I have been working on a child size scrap quilt. I made a Christmas coffee cup, not sure if I like the size of it. I think I will try and double the block size. I have also made a orphan block of the pattern block that I want to use for my nephew's graduation quilt. Block seems easy enough. Now I need to get the fabrics together. Ideas are floating around my head. The Mr. Grinch top is finished. It is too large for me to get a photo of it at this time. After I get it quilted I will have my husband and son hold it up so I can get a picture.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mr. Grinch

January was crazy busy at work. Though I did get some time in to do a little bit of quilt making. I ordered this cool Grinch panel back in September. Plan was to make my husband a Grinch Christmas quilt. I also ordered a few quarter and half yards of coordinating fabric. From October through December I picked up fat quarters to use. I got EQ-7 for Christmas. 

Here is what I designed for Mr. Grinch.



Ignore how the panel looks in the middle. (Still learning how to use my EQ). As I post this I have almost finished all the star block. I have the red border cut and ready to sew on. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

May the magic and the wonder of the holiday season stay with you
throughout the coming year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Finally finished

My son's quilt top has it's borders. I am so happy that the top is finished. The picture of the border fabric doesn't do it justice. The green vine print is the same color as the green fabric that is in the blocks. The picture shows it much lighter than it really is.



Here are the final pictures before it goes off to the quilt shop to be finished.