Monday, January 30, 2012

Busy in my sewing studio!

January has been pretty busy for me.

I completed this baby quilt....I quilted it on my sewing machine using a walking foot.
Cute and soft and perfect for a sweet baby.......

Quilted in a simple grid.  Very quick and easy to do!

I pinned my Dresden plate quilt top to the quilt rack.  I am going to try to get it quilted this week.  Still trying to decide how I will quilt this one. I want to use it as a wall hanging for my kitchen.

My new QBFF has OCD (that's a great thing) and she spent two Sundays organizing my sewing studio and all of my fabric.  I have to finish folding some of the pieces but it looks so wonderful I just had to share a photo.

I started another baby quilt.  I am trying a pinwheel pattern.
It is still a work in progress and I hope to get this top finished by next week.

 I also spent some time working on my block for an online quilting bee that I am participating in.  I have to finish doing the tutorial for it.
I have it pinned to my 'leggo' quilt blocks just for fun!

"Whew!" It has been a busy January for me.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An interesting block for an online quilting bee

I am participating in an online quilting bee.   You can check it out on the 15 Minute Play blog here

This block was a challenge but fun to make.

I think lots of these blocks together will make an awesome quilt!

Here is a picture of the one I made.  I will be mailing it to Kathy this week.

I hope she likes it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Is it really January?

 I can hardly believe it is January 23rd.  We have not had much of a winter this year.
DH and I had a nice afternoon under the oak tree in the back yard.   We had a nice breeze.  The temperature was around 77 today.

This is one of my favorite places to spend time.

Friday, January 20, 2012

My first Mug Rug

I am participating in a stocking exchange.  We will make an item each month and in December we will mail the items and the stocking we make to the person you are paired with.  It should be lots of fun.  You can read about it here. 

This month we have to get a mug and and make a 'Mug Rug' for it.  I have never made a 'Mug Rug' .   I had  fun designing and making this one to go with a cute black and white mug I found.

Here is a photo of what I made.  It is 7 1/2 " by 9".   Some of the seams are not perfect but I like it anyway.  I hope my partner in the swap will like it.

Let me know what you think of it!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 - the first completed quilt! the black and white flying geese quilt!!!!

I am working on getting my quilt  tops completed.  I am going to try to do at least one per week.
Here is the black and white flying geese quilt.  It is 39" square.  I washed to to  make sure the colors would not bleed.  It looks great and now it is soft and crinkly!
I used the walking foot on my sewing machine!
The colors did not bleed into the white!  I am so glad it came out so nice.

I decided to bind it with the red to match the one red goose! I have listed it in  my Etsy store. Click on the button on the right side of my blog.

Here are a couple of photos.....



Sunday, January 1, 2012

Two more quilt tops

I have been sitting at my machine again.  I can not seem to stop putting blocks together.  I really need to try to quilt the ones that I have in my "quilt tops to quilt" bin.
I watch too many youtube quilting tutorials and can not resist trying them.

Here is one I did earlier this week......

 I made this one last week...I tried something on my own and I like the way it came out.  Neat huh?

I want to get these two quilted very soon.

I hope this will be the year that I can finish all the projects I have started! 

Have a wonderful 2012!!!!!!!