Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

    Wishing all of my US friends and readers a very

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a wonderful day, full of good things and good foods.

Thank you for being a reader of my little ole' blog :)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Baby blankets

  Hello Everyone,

It was a quiet week for me last week. The 24hr tummy bug made it's way thru the family, so not a lot got done on. But I did finish up 2 items.

This first quilt is one we did for a forum member for her Grandson. (It's dark and rainy out, forgive the photos.)

Isn't this darling! The puppies and snails are appliqued on by other forum members. They did such a great job!

Here's the back, with a custom label another forum member makes.

Just some straight line quilting on either side of major seams, and the squares around the animals. Plus a diamond on the snails trail blocks.

I just love prairie points! It just adds that special touch to a baby quilt.


And one for Isaiah. The best receiving blanket I received when he was born was the one I got at the hospital. It was just 2 pieces of flannel, 1 square yrd of each, sewn right sides together, turned so the right side is out and top stitched.

This is the perfect size and weight for snuggling Isaiah in while up in the chilly morning, before the fire heats up.

So I had to make him another with the flannel I got on Henry Glasses blog hop a month or so back.

I used soft fleece for the back. No batting. Done just as I described above. And once he's too big for it, it's easy to unpick the sewing on the edges and put with others to make a larger one :)

Have a great day all.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day


I'm giving thanks today for all the Veterans out there. Old and new, here and gone. 
To my family members who served, my wonderful husband who gave 6yrs of his life to the Navy, to my husbands brother and nephews, and all those yet to come.



In other news. I am laughing at the snow comments I received on my last post. I love the snow. It's so beautiful and fun to play in. I love watching the kids. Running out to play, coming in with red checks and excitement in their eyes.

Unfortanately, I have to do most of my snow enjoying from the indoors. My arthritic hips/back just don't like to be out in it.

Have a great day all. Hope you enjoy some sewing time today.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Table runner finished!

  Hello Everyone,

I got my table runner finished! Now to get it off in the mail, so it can be used by it's recipient.

I looked out the window and saw all our pretty snow and had to take a picture of the runner on it! lol. Of course, with 2 kids trailing along, I got a lot of trampled snow in the picture ;)

Here is the back, I put Merry Christmas and signed it in one of the geese.

I am still working on prairie points on the puppy dog/snail quilt. I hope to get that done soon. Pinning and sewing a line of prairie points to the quilt, takes longer than making the pp's!

Have a great weekend all.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quilting fun

  Hello Everyone,

Hope your weekend is going well.

I've been happily sewing along! I just LOVE my new machine and the walking foot.

This project is for a forum member. It's a quilt for her Grandson. We do this for all our members who have a new baby coming to the family.

I started quilting this quilt with my White and a regular presser foot. And now that I am using a walking foot, WOW, what a difference!!

Isn't this quilt cute?? I'll show you the whole quilt when I'm done. It's just some straight line quilting along the seams. But with all that applique, that's all the quilt really needs... I know, I still have lots of practicing to do :)

Here is another project I'm working on. A Fall table runner.

This is my own pattern. Using those cute little windmill blocks and some flying geese blocks. I was able to quilt this up in two of Isaiah's nap times. Using stitch in the ditch method this time.

Here's the back of it.

I just have to get the binding on, and then this project is done. YAH!

So what have you been working on? Have you started your Christmas sewing yet? I really need to get busy with mine.

Hooking up with the girls of quilt story today. Thanks H&M.
And with Freshly pieced . Thank you Lee.

Have a great day!

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