Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Quilt - Unknown Origin

Hello everyone, it has been awhile since my last post. I have been trying to finish up a few projects and time got away from me. Anyways I wanted to share a quilt that I just finished. I named it Unknown Origin because I don't know where the original 4" qst blocks came from. I purchased a bag of them for $2.00.


Wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I loved the colors and I have a friend who has a guest room with these colors. So I sewed them into 4 square blocks and squared them up. 

I ended up with 48 blocks. Not to bad. I made rows of 6 blocks across, and had 8 rows down. Sewed them all together and this is what it looked like.

I put on 3 different size borders so it would be a lap sized quilt. The back is the same fabric as the middle purple border.

Quilt is now finished and I like the way it turned out. It will be going to it's new home on the 4th of July.



Monday, May 12, 2014

Never Enough Chocolate Quilt

I participated in a quilt along with Pat Sloan. 
Here is the link Never Enough Chocolate 
I made this lap quilt for my mom as a Mother's Day gift. 



This was the first time I did a quilt along. 
Had fun, quilt went together quickly. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Scrap Candy Quilt

I finally got the Scrap Candy Quilt top finished. Boy did that one have a lot of pieces in the blocks. This one is for my daughter. Hopefully we will get to the fabric store today so she can pick out the backing fabric for it.



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Finally finished - Dragonflies and Lattice Quilt

The Dragonflies and Lattice Quilt is finally finished. Boy was this one a hot mess at one time. Thanks to my dear sweet husband for re-squaring all the blocks. Here is the final product.




I embroidered different colored dragonflies in each dragonfly block.


I even made a matching pillow .


 So glad this one is done and ready to give to my niece for graduation.

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
Ingredients
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)
Instructions
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.

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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.