Sunday, May 10, 2015

Quilting feathers!

I did a lot of quilting practice on this wall hanging.  I am determined to get better at quilting feathers!

It is about 33 inches square.  I plan to bind it in the dark blue.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

While watching Downton .........

On Thursday I watched the first 3 episodes of Season 5 of Downton Abby in my sewing room.  As I watched I created this little ( size 2) outfit for a friend's grand daughter.  I love sewing for children.

The shorts are reversible.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Is orange the new Black?

I finally finished putting together this quilt.   I have been collecting small tumblers ( cut out with my GO machine!) from scraps.  This one has 12 rows with 28 in each row.   The quilt is around 65 inches square.

My DH suggested the orange border and I think I like it.

Friday, January 30, 2015

My new Juki

I got my new machine a couple of weeks ago.   Love love love it.
It only does one stitch....a straight stitch.  It is wonderful for piecing quilt blocks
but it's main job is to quilt my quilt tops!

Here she is sitting on my sewing table......

Here she is on my quilting frame!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I made a little dress!

I have only grandsons and I have enjoyed making little rompers for them. It is fun to sew for them.  I am having a good time making items for my friend's granddaughter.  She is a year old and looks just like a beautiful doll.  I have made her several things   I don't  have a simple pattern for an easy dress so I used a romper pattern then I cut off the bottom to make it into a dress.

I have never taken sewing lessons so I am learning on my own.

I thought it was a little short so I made some pleats with some of the scraps to add to the hem.  I can just see her in this with a white turtle neck sweater and some white tights.

What do you think of this one?   I am looking forward to seeing it on her.

Monday, December 22, 2014

First blocks for the 2015 Lovely Ladies bee!

I made the January blocks!  Brenda was assigned January and I received her fabric a couple of days ago and decided to make them.(before I loose the fabric in my sewing room) LOL....I really need to spend some time rearranging things in there.
She chose the disappearing 4 patch.  I love the colors she selected.

Friday, November 21, 2014

More Stained glass

My  DH and I have decided to give each other a new lamp for Christmas.

We ordered them from Amazon and they only took 2 days to get here!