Monday, September 14, 2015
I have to make 12 of these but they go fast! I use black thread for all of the stitches which means no thread changes! I have all 12 on the hoop at one time too. Tonight I will decide which blocks I want to repeat to make it larger as well. One block will be for the wedding info so that leaves 4 to do again either in different thread/fabrics or doing them flipped.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
This is a piece of the sashing. I had to make 35! They're done!
I did the colors on this to match my niece's hair and eyes. She will love it!
Don't you love witches like this? I used polka dots on her little dress. I love polka dots and so does Melony.
Polka dots for the hat.
Love that vampire!
My niece has a black cat so she will love this!
Well, my summer vacation is over and I've been teaching all week. I love my students again this year! The custodians made some awesome changes to my classroom and I love it! I will have to post pictures. I am working on the side sashings to the quilt tonight. They are very cool.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Today is the first time in about 4 days that I got to the sewing machine. This is the first block of the day. Tonight I will get another one done. The goal is all blocks done by Thursday so I can get on the sashings. We all love owls in our family. Guess we inherited that from my nana.
Love this one! I don't use pure white for the embroidered ghosts. Just a touch off of white, which I think looks good.
Love the frog and the spider web in the corner. Check out the angry pumpkin.
How cute are those little trick or treaters? Look at the little details...a witch flying, ghosts coming out of the window, owls, a sinister tree! So much to see.
Monday, July 20, 2015
I have been trying to do one or two blocks a day this summer. I generally don't get time on the weekend since we often go out for a while. Each of the blocks takes a very long time compared to other embroidery projects I have done, so I have to be home a bit. In fact the block I am setting up right now is 110 minutes. However, the little details in this baby are amazing! I can't wait to have the girls really LOOK at this when all the dust settles after the wedding.
Bye! See you with a few more in a day or so.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
I have to leave for the bridal shower in like 10 minutes! Am I ready? Haha, anyone who knows me knows I just picked the outfit and it may or may not work! I still have to do my hair too. I spent the morning making this block though. I love making this quilt! See ya later! It's 87 degrees but so sunny, who cares if it's hot?
Thursday, July 9, 2015
This afternoon when I got home from church camp, it was time to get this wedding quilt started. Each block takes about 90-100 minutes each, so I need to make sure I'll be home for a while when I want to start a block. It's a lot of appliqué, so that's why I need to stay close to the machine.
For some reason, I ordered another block of the month! It's from Shabby Chic and is pretty easy. I got the appliqué fused while I was embroidering the Halloween quilt. I was smart and ordered the quilt with the fusible pieces laser cut!
A few months ago I took a class to make pot holders on a loom like when I was a kid! It's so relaxing and fun. Deb came over last night and we made two. I did mine in red white and blue. I made so many within the last few months and I will just make one any time I have a few minutes on my hands. I usually do this while I'm watching television.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Sometimes you just can't ignore something that just has to be done RIGHT NOW! My dining room chair cushions have been kinda needy for my attention for a while now. My really old cat calls them her personal space, and sheds massively on them. Also, Lily likes to sit on them while we work or sit together as a family. This one looks pretty good. I wouldn't show you the nasty ones! :)
Deb and I went on a road trip in May and found an upholstery shop where a quilt shop was supposed to be. Destiny! I got this fabric there.
First one done!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
My niece is getting married on Halloween, and I have the best embroidered quilt on my mind, so before I start that, I had to finish the quilt for my friend Amy's precious baby girl. I finally saw her the other day and she is the cutest, happiest little babe! So I quilted with my Tiara on the borders and with my Babylock on the hunters star. Since I learned the easy-peasy way to add a flange, of course I had to put two on this quilt. The white looks nice against the red and aqua binding.
For some reason, I couldn't bring myself to free motion on the hunters star. It seemed to want the quarter inch situation all throughout. So, out came the walking foot for the first time with the Babylock and I got started. It took a very l o n g time! Looks good though!
The dogs and I sat outside today while I added the binding. Everyone was happy. Tomorrow I start the Halloween wedding quilt! It's going to be fun!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The embroidery is a simple red work pattern of teddy bears riding trains. I used colors from the border fabric to make the designs.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
This is the center of the quilt for my friend Amy. I love the Accuquilt! I could never cut so nicely, plus it notches the parts that fit together. Easy peasy! I am using a tiny red border around this and then I am putting a white border with teddy bears embroidered on it. I got redwork designs and will do them in red or aqua...not sure which yet.
Maybe I will get a little more done while I'm home tomorrow.