Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Star Quilt

Another one made with my favorite, quick and easy, star pattern.....


Made with a few fat quarters of the Here Fishy Fishy fabric line by Heather Mulder Peterson. Quilted with Ebb and Flow pantograph by Lorien Quilting. Love this pattern. It finishes out at about 40" x 40". Great size for a baby. A gift for the new grandson of a friend.
You can find this free pattern here.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fairground Quilt Top Finished

Free pattern on the Moda bake shop website.  Fairgrounds.

Love this fabric line.  It is called Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt.  Her blog is Bee In My Bonnet.

Hope to have it quilted by next weekend.  I think the size is appropriate for a twin bed.  Quilt #2 for my granddaughter.  I've linked this up with Crazy Mom Quilts

Friday, October 25, 2013

Moda free Pattern

This is called will be another quilt for my baby Granddaughter, Emma...

I love the rows of banners. I hope to get it put together this weekend. I've got LOTS of sewing to do.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

5k Race Results


At the finish line....

And after....

First place in my age group, yay! of course it helps that there were only two of us in my age group! Not my best time, but not too bad for a newbie at 54 years old. 35:56 minutes, I'll take it and be happy I can run!



Friday, October 18, 2013

Favorite Meal


Homemade chicken pot pie, baby Lima beans, sweet tea, and strawberry cheesecake for dessert. I usually try to cook for my husband on Friday nights. Both of us would rather eat at home than eat at a restaurant. Fridays are busy after a week of ten hour days, so after all the normal errands, I like to cook. Then after supper is cleaned up I allow myself to sew. Up to the sewing room I go!


The Chase

Tomorrow morning I will participate in "The Chase."  It is a 5k in memory of a sweet little boy, Chase Austin Ruffner, who passed away from SIDS.  Money raised will go to an organization called First Candle.  A bit about them:


First Candle is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Current priorities are to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy. We also provide compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby through a dedicated crisis hotline at 800.221.7437.
I made this quilt for Chase's Momma in 2012 out of his little clothes.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chevron Owl Quilt Label

Got the label attached right before the kids came home.....


I used a new paper backed fabric and I really like it. It is by June Tailor and I purchased it at Joann's. I believe it was cheaper than the Printed Treasures I normally use. The paper came off easier and it didn't lose some of the color when rinsed.


Chevron Owl Quilt

Baby Emma's first quilt from Grandmama is finished!

I used minkee for the backing. First time I've tried it. It is so very soft and not too bad to quilt. I quilted it using the Halcyon pantograph.

I used the half square triangle technique for the chevrons and free handed the owl appliqué.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

How to quilt a chevron quilt?

Can anyone out in blog land give me suggestions on how to quilt this? I am using minkee for the backing so I am a bit afraid to do very dense quilting. I've never quilted minkee. Maybe a ribbon through every other color and some free hand swirl center flowers in the others..... Or some straight lines.....and circles....or spirals.....



Owl appliqué

I am not convinced this is going to turn out as cute as I hoped. I've still got to do the zig zag edges around all the appliqué.

I am using the green minkee fabric on the back so I thought it would be nice for the owl on the front. It is so soft and touchable, but not exactly the same shade of green as in the quilt.


I drew the owl freehand based on one of the owls in the print. Added the flower to make it look more like a girl much like Heather Peterson did on one of her owl appliqué patterns.

Funny, the "modern" colors and even the owl is a throw back to the seventies. I guess it is true that everything eventually comes back in style as new or modern. My mom said this to me in the seventies regarding some "new" type of sandals that were popular, the same style she wore in the forties.


Friday, October 4, 2013

This ever happened to you?

You see a picture on Pinterest or Facebook with a recipe and you think...yum, I think I'll try that.

These were supposed to be mozzarella sticks. They sure aren't pretty. They did taste good however. I made some of my no-cook pizza sauce for dippin'.

Here is something else I worked on this afternoon...

Baby Emma's first quilt from Grandmama. My DIL loves chevrons and owls and isn't too fond of traditional girly colors -pink. My plan is to appliqué an owl on the lower corner. I hope it turns out pretty.