Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Gardner's Touch

I have been working a quilt using Chenille. 
I thought it was gonna be quick and easy.
Boy was I wrong.  I had trouble with the Chenille.
The Chenille stretched and moved,
I did a lot of ripping and re-sewing.

I think because this Chenille gave me so much
trouble I did not even want to work on the quilt.

After alot of sewing, ripping, and sewing, I took
the quilt over my moms to see if she had any ideas.

We finally decided that I should sew each layer of
the Chenille separately.  I used water soluble thread
to sew on the first layer of Wine Chenille.
Then I used regular thread to sew on the Rose Chenille.

This worked out better, but . . . . .
the second layer of Chenille still moved and stretched.

I am still deciding if I need to quilt the flowers
before washing the quilt.

I follow a few blogs (even though I don't always leave a comment)
I did see a posting on Chenille at Millie's Blog  Millie's Quilting .
Millie had trouble too.  She decided to use a Press N Seal Technique.
The Press N Seal was used to hold down the Chenille while she sewed.
I think I will try using the Press N Seal the next time I sew with Chenille.
(If there is a next time)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh My ! ! !

It's another chance to win a GO ! and three Dies.

Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts is hosting
a GO! Give-A-Away !

GO ! Check out Jane's blog and take
a tour, there's lots of neat things GOing
on over there.

Just 4 easy steps to enter.
Hurry on over it ends Oct 1 at 9pm.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween Orphan Blocks

Mom was wanting to get rid of some of her stash,
so we got together and had a couple of "SEW DAY " dates.

The first sew day we went through her stash and
found some "Orphan Blocks" and some fabric.
(I had some Halloween Orphan Blocks and
fabric at home that I had brought over.)

Since it was close to Halloween, we thought we
should work on the Halloween Orphan Blocks and fabric.

Here is what we came up with so far.

Wall hanging using the Less Than Traditional pattern;

Then we worked on a Halloween Garland;

and a Haunted House;

Then a single wall hanging/table topper/coaster.

We still have a wall hanging and 2 table toppers
to do for Halloween then it will off to see what
we can do with our Christmas stash.

We had so much fun doing these little projects.
Can't wait to see what we come up with next.

Am looking forward to our next "SEW DATE" ! ! ! ! !

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another Chance ! !

Mom and I are attempting to win.

WE WANT A GO! CUTTER ! ! ! ! !

We've entered MANY MANY MANY giveaways ! ! !

Millie's Quilting

has been given the okay by Carolyn at AccuQuilt

to have her own GO! & 3 DIES giveaway.

Both mom and I want to win a GO! Cutter ! ! !
I bet you do too !  ! So hurry on over to Millie's Quilting and enter the give-a-away !

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dressing Up ! ? !

Here is another pattern I have been working on.

It's called Mama's House Dress.

You can just imagine what kind of dresses
one can dream up !

This is what I have been working on.

These eventually be wall hangings.

It's time to quilt, add some bling,
then add the backing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Less Than Traditional

Now that ALL the baby quilts have
been made and given out,
I don't have any projects that need
my immediate attention.

The other day I went to my moms and
we worked on a project together.

While at the Quilt Show here in Jeff City,
my mom had bought a "Less Than Traditional" Pattern.
This was a practice project to see how it was done.
I read the directions ,
mom got the fabric ready to sew,
and I sewed.
This was sooooo quick and easy.

We made a placemat for the practice project. 
You can also make quilts, table runners, pillowslips,
almost anything with this pattern. 
When you are done sewing your project is done. 
You quilt as you go.

This is the front side.

This is the back side.

We had a great a GREAT time doing this project.
We are going to whip up some more of these
using up mom's orphan blocks.
Can't wait to see what we come up with.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bella and her Quilt

Bella was thrilled to get her new Tinkerbell Quilt.

Here is Bella with my little note to her.

Her she is getting then quilt out of the bag.
I put the quilts in a plastic bag just in case it rained
the quilts would not get wet.

Bella will be warm this winter.
The quilt is a little too big. 
But I always liked to wrap
up in my quilts on a cold night. 

Here is Bret and Katie with the Baby's Quilt.

Am glad they LOVE the quilts.

I know they will enjoy and
get plenty of use out of them.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baby Quilt for Lucas

Holly's baby shower was Sunday.
Holly got a lot of cute things.

Here is a pic of  Lucas Henry's quilt.

I hope he enjoys his new quilt.

Well my son has settled into his new life style.

He has done all of his visiting with his family and now he is trying to find a job.  
GOOD LUCK !  !  !   
There aren't many jobs to find up in Michigan.