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 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.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Almost done

My son's Pathway to the Stars quilt is almost done. We need to pick a border then off to the quilter it goes. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What I have been working on

I purchased a set of 12 block of the month pattern kit for Pathway to the Stars from a second hand store. They had all 12 blocks. I was so excited until I found out that I needed the setting kit. Well I contacted Joanne's fabric - that is who put out the BOM and they sent me the directions and and cutting instructions to finish it. Of course I had to find coordinating fabric. Below are the 12 finished blocks. I will say 3 of them were way out of my expertise and comfort zone. Also being from a pre-cut kit, some of the blocks are a little wonky because the cutting on the pieces were a little off.

I am now cutting and working on the setting pieces. Will post finished top when it is completed.

Friday, October 10, 2014

What I have been working on

I have been very busy this month. I had to make 2 baby quilts, by October 11th. The first one was for my nephew. He and his wife are having their first baby. The second is for a friend of the family's daughter. Here is a picture of the quilt for my Nephew. This was taken before it was quilted and the binding put on. I forgot to take a picture of it finished.

Here is the other one. Just got it finished with a little time to spare. I had done another one but part way though my husband looked at it and said it wasn't bright enough for a baby quilt.

Finished, wrapped and ready to go to their new homes.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall crafting

Today I got to spend a little time with my 25 year old daughter. Between her busy schedule and mine, we haven't seen much of each other. We did an easy Fall decor craft. Here is mine.

Here is a picture of her Fall candle holder.

I still have some leftover flowers and leaves. Might make something else with them.