Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red & White Block Update

Here is an update on my red and white blocks, I'm pretty happy with how they are progressing

10 minute blocks completed

Faux cathedral window

First part of sashing added

Corner stone and second part of sashing added.

Now I'm working on combining the blocks to create the top.  My problem is that I've run out of the white material I'm using as sashing so I'm trying to decide how to finish it.  When I purchased the white I bought all the quilt store had so I guess I'm going to have to go on the hunt of something close.  So hopefully it won't be so hot on Saturday that I won't want to go shopping.  Yea you guessed it the heat probably won't stop me!!

Well until next time,

Friday, June 15, 2012

FNSI Results

Well I think I'm finished for the night but I got most of what I wanted done finished.  Here are the pictures

The top one is another graduation blanket, I have another one to do but I need to get another blue blanket, the bag is a special order.  A friend wanted a bag to carry blankets in to football games.  I think this should fill the request.  I also got the corner blocks and sashing cut out for the red & white blocks that I have been working on.  I'll post pictures of that top when its all pieced.

Until next time,

Friday Night Sew In

Well I signed up so I guess I need to get sewing!!  Have a few items on my list, hopefully I'll get some done. I'll post later whatever I get done.

Until next time,

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wedding Gift and another Graduation Gift

My husband is a member of this private club and 2 of the members got married this weekend so I was trying to come up with a gift for people I really don't know very well.  I though about doing the pillow cases again but then I didn't know their last name so that wasn't going to work.  I like doing towels so I came up with these

Since I don't have any idea what colors they use in their home I picked white hand towels, but it wasn't the best choice once I decided on the design.  The white tub on HERS doesn't show up very well but it worked.

I also got another graduation blanket done for my cousins daughter, 

it was a little late, but better late than never!!  I didn't realize she was going to be at my nephew's grad party, guess I should have since they are related!!!  But my mind was on other things that weekend.  So I gave it to her grandma to pass on.  This is a better picture than the previous ones I posted, since I actually remembered to take the picture before I gave the gift.  I really need to get better at doing that!!

Didn't get as much done as I would have liked but at least I got something done, much better than I have been doing.

You know too many projects and just not enough time to get them all done in the time I'd like, darn job gets in the way!!!  But I'm very thankful for the job I have, wouldn't want it any other way really.

Well until next time,


Monday, June 4, 2012

Graduation Gifts

Well I did manage to get some sewing done Friday evening, I made 2 graduation blankets, I forgot to take pictures before I gave them to the girls but here's a picture of the girls with their blankets

and here's a picture of one of them up close

not the best picture and sorry about the cleavage shot!!  The girls really liked them and one of the fathers suggested he might swipe his daughters.  I prefer to give gifts like this than money since the money goes all too quickly.

I did get a few other small things done but nothing really photo worthy except the notebook cover and its laying in my kitchen so I'll have to take a picture and update this post later.

Well until next time,


Friday, June 1, 2012

Some Sewing Getting Done

Well I'm having a very hard time getting my sewing mojo going!!  Not really sure whats up but just can't seem to get myself motivated, not for lack of projects Lord knows I have plenty and then some.  I did manage to get a small item made last week, I know I know I'm a week late in talking about it but I've had so much going on with out of town guests, nephew's graduation and party and car issues to name a few there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!!  I have a yard sale I'm setting up at tomorrow and really wanted to have more crafty items to put in it than I do but I guess I'll have to make do with what I have done.

Anyway, on to what I did get done last week, in checking out Karen's blog at Sew Many Ways a project caught my eye made by Crafty Vegas Mom, it's an IPhone/IPad pillow.

It really was quite easy to make, I put crushed walnut shells in mine also to give it some weight. 

I do have a couple projects in the works as well, remember when I blogged about my red and white squares 

well I have all the centers looking like cathedral windows, now to get the sashing and corner blocks cut and then it shouldn't take me anytime to get them stitched together and have another quilt top that I'll have to make some time to quilt.  I also have been trying to work on the Amish with a Twist BOM
 that I picked up at Calico Cupboard

Maybe just deciding which project to work on would help with the mojo, I don't know???

Until next time,