Friday, May 1, 2015

Cinco do Mayo skirt

My granddaughter needed a skirt to wear to a Cinco de Mayo assembly at her school.  They danced the Mexican Hat dance and several other dances.  Of course I made her one.
Her favorite thing is to twirl her skirt.
 You can see her twirling her skirt.
And one more twirl!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I Spy Quilt

I wanted to make an I Spy quilt for my granddaughter who has autism to help her with her language skills and also because it is so fun!  My sister suggested we exchange fabric, so my sisters and nieces all cut out 6 1/2 inch squares and traded them.  I wish the color was better in this picture.  Click on the photo to see an enlargment.
I quilted diagonally as well as in the ditch.  I wanted close quilting to make it sturdier.
Just some close ups of the blocks.  Click on the photo and it will enlarge.
I really like the quilting in the border.  This is ruler work on my Tiara sit down machine.
I also think this border fabric brought the quilt all together and gave it a feminine look.  I also did a machine binding which I don't normally do.  It turned out great.
It is a good twin size quilt.
I think she is going to love it. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love is in the Air

"Love in in the Air" is the fabric line of this quilt.  It was a layer cake quilt along from Moose on the Porch.  It was lots of fun to make, especially because I love the fabric.  I liked the directions she gave for setting the squares together.  They are actually from a different quilt along by Moose in the Porch.  It makes a 12 block quilt into a twin size quilt.  I also like the way the white and brown "frame" the blocks.
I am going to show you a close up of each block and it's quilting followed by a photo of the quilting of that block from the back side.
Next block...
Sometimes you can see the quilting better from the back.
This quilt was the first really "custom" quilting I have done.  I hope to do more of this on my future quilts.
This is one of my favorite quilting projects.  I was still new at quilting and am proud of my first attempts at some of these designs.
I used a stencil on this block.
Who doesn't love a heart block.
This is  a long post, but I wanted to show every block.
I did straight line quilting in the borders.  It makes a checker board in the corners.
I had a few extra blocks.  I put them on the back.
The back is really pretty too.  I don't have the label sewn on yet, but I will get it posted when I do.  This quilt was for my lovely granddaughter, Brooke.  Her favorite color is pink.  I finished this quilt in August of 2012.  It's about time I gave it to her.  I just wanted to love it for a while.  She still has plenty of time to use it.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Brielle's Cowboy Doll Quilt

This doll quilt is the beginning of the Odds, Ends and Leftovers Quilt  by Gyleen Fitzgerald. I actually just started sewing squares together and when I finished I realized I had the middle of Gyleen's quilt done.  I decided to add the corners to make the doll quilt larger.  I never actually intended to make her whole quilt although it is a beautiful pattern.   
The back is made just using my leftovers.  These fabrics are from my "I'd Rather Be a Cowboy" quilt.
 A close up of the corner.
 A close up of the center
I quilted the owner's name and the date in the corner.
As always, a label.  For whatever reason, my colors aren't true.  I think it is my camera.  They are much brighter and clear in person.

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