Thursday, January 26, 2012
Quilting by the River) spiral quilting, I thought that would be fun to try on the circles (thanks for the inspiration Connie!!). I decided to create a 'flower' in the center block by stitching an 'X' first and then curvy lines for petals and lots of spiral stitching for a great big center ...the center is partially hidden in the top picture under my pottery but the petals show...and the second picture shows the full flower. I still have many blocks left and just have to decide what I'd like to use them for. The layer cake I used is Collections For A Cause - Hope by Howard Marcus for Moda and the creamy fabric is Perennials by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
quilted bag to my daughter that I previously posted about, I decided to make a quilted eyeglass case for her after seeing this super easy tutorial (thanks Karen at Sew Many Ways) here (and just finding out from her that she now has to wear glasses for the first time....all that close up work for her jewelry designing and the fact that she's getting older LOL!!!) I chose two of the fabrics used for her bag and had this project done in a very short time...it's that easy!!! The case is reversible (see second pic...you can have the quilted side on the inside by pushing it into the fabric side if you choose...I prefer it on the outside). The third pic is just to show the size in relation to the bag I made..the eyeglass case fits inside this with lots of room for other "stuff". I plan on making more of these using bright color fabrics for all the 'readers' (those are mine in the pics) I have all over the house so I can see where I left them....my daughter is not the only one getting older LOL!!! BTW...my daughter called today when the package arrived and said she loved all her quilted gifties :o)
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
front with scarf
back with scarf
I wanted to make something special to put the scarf I just made for my daughter in before I mail it to her and found this great tutorial at A Quilting Life (thanks Sherri!!). Instead of making one, I figured it would be just as easy to make two at one time so I'd have an extra for myself or to use for another gift. They are really easy to do and I know that I'll be making more (finished size is 7 1/2"wide x 8 1/2" tall x 3" deep). I made the outside of the bags using fabric left over from the scarf; and the inside fabric (bottom photo) is Fandango by Kate Spain for Moda...got it on clearance at one of my LQS. I did stitch-in-the-ditch quilting for the patchwork fronts. The back on one is quilted on an angle (third picture) and the other is straight line quilting. The ties are twill tape cotton ribbon from Stampin' Up (on clearance as well) from my paper crafting stash.
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Monday, January 16, 2012
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Friday, January 13, 2012
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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Friday, January 6, 2012
I've been having so much fun trying out new sewing and quilting techniques and projects; so, after finding a tutorial here for these adorable little fabric gift bags I just had to make some (the designer is Monica Solorio-Snow). I used leftover fabric from my owl pot holders that I recently posted and some ribbon from my stash. I took two of these pictures with some of my talented daughter's handcrafted jewelry to show the size of the bags (they measure approximately 4" x 4" x 2") and how the inside of these bags are lined. The other picture shows one filled with twine and the other with a gift card with candy...so they are great for so many gift giving ideas..and these are 'bags' that the recipient will want to keep! I plan on making more to have on hand for birthdays and holidays (think how adorable they will look made with Easter, Halloween, Christmas fabrics etc!!!!!).
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Our oldest son's birthday is later this month and I wanted to make a special card for him. I couldn't resist making this game controller from the Father's Day Cricut cartridge since he enjoys playing video games. It's actually attached with a Wobbles spring so it moves back and forth. The design paper is from Best Occasions Prismatic Paper Pack (Walmart). (It's hard to take a good picture since it is sooooo reflective). I love using it for masculine cards..this way I still can add the 'bling' I like to use on cards without it being 'girly' looking.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
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