Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Here are a few of the projects I'm working on this week:
This is a scrap block I tried from a pattern I got from our quilt show. I just grabbed some scraps and put it together- don't really like the yellow triangles... And this takes a lot longer than other patterns I've tried. Oh well...

I've also contine to try to organize my fabric to make it more user friendly- like being able to actually find things! This is my fat quarter cupboard. Looks neat yeah?
And this is some of the hand quilting I've gotten done on my veteran's quilt. Boy am I slow! It's still not finished, but I do have a ton of other projects that have deadlines, like crocheted baby blankets, prayer shawls, knitted booties, etc. Busy is the word of the week!!!
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Monday, October 22, 2012

I thought I'd show how my Laurel Burch looks finished and hung:
It actually fit perfectly on a shelf I've had for years! That was exciting :) The stuffed animals on top are ones my kids and grandkiddies have given me over the years- special to my heart.
I have been sewing and working in my sewing room, just no new pictures yet...
Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Okay, here's a .project I started in the 70's! This qualifies as my very first quilt.
One year, when I was in high school, I cut out all these squares from fabric leftover from clothes my Mom had made me or that I had made myself and gave the squares as a Christmas gift to my folks. Of course the plan was to make them into a quilt... Fast forward about 10 years or so, I am married and find these squares and decide to make the quilt- I have no idea what I'm doing so I just slapped them together. It makes me laugh to see how I didn't think about colors together, some of the same colors are touching, the embroidered squares aren't even centered! I found this again (still unfinished...) when I was cleaning out my sewing area. Time to try to get this done! Or maybe next year...? Here is a close of of one of the embroidered squares:
It's funny, but I can remember almost all the clothes that were made from these fabrics. The upper right is from my high school graduation dress.
Another project I'm working on is an apron for our Awana carnival- it's called" pick a pocket".
You put prizes in the different pockets and they get to choose. FUN!
In the blank looking place are blue pockets that I will stencil question marks on. Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday- what are you working on?

Monday, October 15, 2012


I don't have any sewing to post and I'm sorry it's been so long...Life is kind of out of balance right now. I will have something to show on WIP Wednesday though.
Here are some fall colors aroung my area:
These are in my yard. This year they are just yellow because we haven't had much rain. Some years they are orange, green and red! I love it!
These are from around town- I love the colors!
Well, that's all for now. I hope these colors inspire you!
Have a great day!