Thursday, October 31, 2013

Martha's Quilt

Martha put together this T-Shirt quilt for a gift.  And I had the privilege of quilting it for her.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Family of Ducks

My son was looking at the baby quilts that I pinned on Pinterest and sent me the one that he liked.  So I'm making it now with some changes.  It was this pin.  And the tutorial is here.  I couldn't find the link to buy the pattern, but I figured it was an easy one to draw on my own.
 I cut all the pieces after drawing the ducks on paper.  They are 3 dimensional, so every piece is double-sided with batting in between.

 Now they are sewn to the water.  It is Daddy, Mama, Eloise, Juliet and baby Clara.

There are the babies all lined up in a row with the borders on.

 Now it's time to quilt.

We had a painting party Saturday for my playhouse.  It looks so nice painted.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Vicki's Quilt

This is a rather pleasant quilt.  It is false applique, but is bright and cheerful.  One to do if you don't like doing applique, but like the look.

I teach a little preschool to my granddaughter, Eloise and her friend, Izzy.  It is so fun! 

We were going to jump in a pile of leaves after the schoolwork was all done, but it's been so foggy the leaves were a wet pile, so the girls had fun playing in the playhouse.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kristine's Quilt

This quilt made me want to cuddle under it.

 I echoed the border applique and did a large flower in the squares.  They do not show up well on this picture.

The workers on the playhouse.  They got all the siding on.  It's so exciting.  Now it's time to paint.  Hopefully, there will be a good Saturday for that before spring.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Comfy Baby Bag

This is an item I pinned and thought was so cute, I had to knit it up.  The instructions were in French, but searching around a bit I found a translation.  I was so glad.
Tyler came to our house as I was finishing sewing the buttons on, so he had a pic in it.  He is a large 4 months, so you can see how roomy it is.

 I did add about 3" to the length. I wanted to make sure it had plenty of room.

You can find all the details of the pattern and yarn at my Ravelry site.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Love Entwined Part 2

This is the quilt I'm doing with Esther and her Yahoo followers. You will have to go to her blog to read the history and see the original and her ideas.  It's very beautiful.  
The border I started to do with some machine piecing, but the pieces are so small that needleturn applique is the way that I finished it. It did not seem any slower.

 This is how my yard looks now.  The leaves are just starting to come down.


Monday, October 14, 2013

How About Breakfast?

It was a good morning to make breakfast. And these girls are hard at it.  Instead of starting with a cup of coffee, they start with a glass of milk. Yum!!!

 Eloise gets to wear the new apron that Grandma (me) made for her for her birthday.  Now she's 3.  She's outgrown her old ones.

Juliet is wearing the one I made her for her birthday 6 months ago.
  That challah bread is ready for french toast.

Aunt Vic is helping them with the breakfast.

More of Eloise with her apron.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Child's Lacey Knit Cardigan

 Lizzie is trying on a sweater that I knitted to sell.  I love knitting lace and this was a way to do it for a child. 

This is another Sirdar pattern.  These are very nice, basic, not wild patterns.  I love them.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Judy's Other Two Quilts

These quilts are crib and child sized.

 I did stars and loops on both these quilts.  She seems to like that.

 This is the view out my dining room window into the back yard.