Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Eyeglass Cases

I have been practicing this eyeglass case pattern so I can make some for the church bazaar. 

New skills I have learned with this project, cutting binding on the bias and yoyos.  

This is a great project to practice free motion quilting. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Church Bazaar Items

I offered to make 10 table runners for the church bazaar in October for the church to sell at its table.  They asked for five fall and five Christmas runners.  I ended up making an extra Christmas table runner because a friend saw one of them and mentioned that it was their favorite so I pulled it out as her Christmas gift.

I still need to sew on the buttons or yoyos or whatever embellishment I decide on, but that won't take long and I still have several weeks before the bazaar.

Shadowbox Quilt

I bought a Shadowbox quilt kit at the Dallas Quilt Show back in 2010.  I finally got around to piecing the top after a miscut that required a fabric substitution.  I had not planned on keeping this quilt for myself, but after someone very dear to my heart laid out the final fabric layout on my design board, this will become one of my all time favorite quilts and will stay with me.

I have purchased the backing, and once the church bazaar is over I hope to be able to sandwich and quilt this project.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Next Project ~ Stonehenge Table Runner

I started hand quilting a new table runner for my foyer today.  It is a Stonehenge panel that Loni bought me when we were in Austin last year.  I plan to outline the design by hand and doing some fill in quilting on the machine.

Stonehenge Panel Table Runner

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fall Table Runner Completed July 8, 2012

I finally finished my fall table runner that I have had in queue since 2009.  I machine pieced it, but it has been completely hand quilted.

I had a lot of fun quilting the two birds on the table runner. 

Quilting the wheat gave me great joy, especially after I figured out a rhythm to the stitching. 
At used dark brown for the first pumpkin stitching, but quickly ripped it out and used black.

DONE! And yeah! it held up in the wash.

It still needs ironing, but since it will be stored until the fall, that can wait.

A close up of the leaves.  I swear it they were reproducing the entire time I was quilting.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Credit/Gift Card Wallets

Someone gave me a fabric credit card holder and I made a couple up based on that design.  I am thinking of making a few up for our church bazaar in October as a donation to the church booth.  Maybe someone would buy them.

This was a birthday gift for a friend so hand quilted the top flap.

I took the picture before I added the Velcro to the pink one.