Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Allison's Quilt


This cute little baby just needed a quilt.
I made a simple one that is just feminine and sweet.


And it looks nice in the baby's room.


I sewed up 2 sets of strips which I cut into new strips and alternated them when putting them together.  Nothing could be simpler.


I  think Allison will like it.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Little Birdies in the Water

 This is a Row by Row Experience from last summer.  This row is from a quilt shop in Palm Springs.
It rains in that area about 3 days a year.  We came the day after a big rain.  


So most of their water does not come from the clouds in the sky,


But from water fountains


and hoses.
This row is all fusable applique and some hand embroidery for the rain drops and water.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Little Baby Boy Layette


I keep knitting.  I can't seem to stop.  There are so many nice things that I want to make.  T
This is a little sweater, hat and booties for an upcoming baby grandson.  I knitted it in a 6-12 month size to fit a baby in the fall and winter. 


The jacket has a lovely cable pattern on it.


It was also used on the hat


and the booties.


I used Drops Baby Merino which is a yarn I am really getting to like.  The feel of it is so nice.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Juliet's Umbrella Quilt

This was a very easy and fun quilt to make.  Juliet likes umbrellas and so she got an umbrella quilt for her baby doll.


It's all fused together and then stitched over.  I quilted it with loopy loops. 


Folks seem to notice that it's a quilt of J's for Juliet.  She is now 4 years old.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

T-Shirt Quilt - A Finish


It took me 2 months of consistent part time work to get this quilt finished for my customer.
And I got one quick picture of it as the phone rang for one of the girls holding up the quilt.
Sometimes things have to happen quick.


 As we looked through my pin board on these type of quilts, my customer chose the shadow effect.
I think it worked out nicely .  She thought so also as she gave me a real nice tip for doing this for her.  It is a present for her daughter.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Umbrella Baby Doll Quilt


I have a granddaughter that will be having a birthday soon.  One thing I thought I would do for her is make her a baby doll blanket.  This was a very fast put together.  It is all fused and stitched around the edges. 


Little girls always like umbrellas or parasols when it's not raining.
Now it's ready for the quilting.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Surfing Bunny


This is a strip that I just finished from the Row By Row Experience from last summer.  This strip is from the Bunny Hop Quilt Shop in Eureka, Ca   I used my own fabrics on this one.


It's all raw edge applique, simply stitched around everything.
Some loose threads even show up.

I believe this is the Table Bluff Lighthouse in Eureka.


The bunny from the quilt shop.


 The Redwood trees that are so common in this area.


I don't know what I'm going to do with these strips as I complete them, but it will be fun to see.