Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mail Love

Love it!!

Quiltin' Like Crazy had an online garage sale and I was lucky enough to be the 1st one to claim these two quilt tops!! The 2nd one is supposed to be the back of a quilt, but I think it's too pretty to be the back, so I'm going to make it the front :)

I'll be able to get a lot of practise stippling on these two, since they are already done for me. I really need the practise too!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Talented Boy

Japanese Pendant

Takeshi (my 15 year old) made this pendant for one of his school mates. He hand carved it out of a block of pine and engraved the japanese letters with a wood burner. The japanese is her last name in kanji. I think he did a great job! I wouldn't mind a gift like this from him someday :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Attempt at Stippling


I trying to learn how to free motion quilt, and thought a (very) small project would be a good way to start. I used Sew, Mama, Sew's Doll Quilt Sew Along to make this doll quilt for Hannah. It measures about 16 x 19 and is the perfect size for any baby doll. It was harder than I thought, but hopefully I'll get better with practise (lots and lots of practise). There were no puckers on the backside, so I consider that a success.

Here's the quilt, with just the binding needed. Hannah loves it.

As I finished stippling the quilt, I looked at my thread and saw it was totally empty! I thought I would have to go back and redo some quilting, but thankfully my thread had just run out!

Perfect planning on my part, I guess :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fabric Covered Notebooks

Presents for my 5 nieces

I made these the day before we left for Utah. They are very easy to sew and I used the same color thread for all 5 so I could sew assembly line style. This is the second time I made this pattern and this time I remembered to wash the fabric first! The pattern is from Skip to My Lou who has a wonderful blog!

I let the girls pick which one they wanted when we arrived in Utah. They were so sweet and said how much they loved them.
I put a fun colored gel pen in each pocket. Hannah picked out which pen went to which notebook. The fabric for the notebooks is Woodland Bloom from Pink Fig.