Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
1. Make binding and bind SIL table runner
2. Quilt and bind Decadent Victorian table topper -- DONE
3. Make binding and bind Cotton Candy quilt
4. Quilt and bind Maypole table topper
5. Quilt and bind Red White and Blue table topper
6. Make 3 pumpkin table runners, one complete
7. Make binding for October Schnibbles and bind when back from quilters
8. Make quilt with cut up fabric of Cotton Blossom -- this will probably be a WIP for the next year if not longer!!
9. Quilt and bind Funky Fat Quarters quilt
Gosh, and I haven't even started another quilt lately...i'll have to get busy with that sometime soon, but I just came across another adorable Christmas table topper that I want to start...check it out at this link ... it's a free pattern. It's called Trees on the Table and it's by Patchalot Patterns...it is so cute!
Then ... there's this fabric ... i just LOVE it! I've had it for over a year now and i just don't know what to make with it! I'm so afraid i'll cut it up and then another pattern will come along and I'll wish I still had it! Not sure i'm diggin the blue fabric with the rest of it, but we'll see.
Monday, October 12, 2009
I have seen so many people that put them in cabinets and it looks awesome, but i don't have room for a cabinet (maybe someday) so I store mine in a huge container in my office. I make pillowcases and then i fold up each quilt and put it in a pillow case.
What are your thoughts on how to store them and will it damage them the way I am storing them?
Sunday I went to Joann Fabrics for a few things and came across a sale bin containing fabric for $1 a yard ... and since i make my pillowcases with inexpensive fabric, i purchased 10 yards and made 8 pillowcases and still have fabric left to make a few more. So here's a picture of some of them...the fabric isn't the prettiest, but who really sees it when it contains a quilt in a container anyways?!P.S. Check out the adorable table runner tutorial at Green Fairy Quilts. It's a pumpkin runner and it's cute :O)
I didn't do any sewing this evening, but i did manage to sweep out the baseboard heaters so we can turn the heat on evenutally, went to the grocery store, and out to dinner for subs. Oh, then about 8:30 I got ambitious and decided to make some apple crisp. This is the YUMMIEST apple crisp!! I know the 2nd to last picture looks like it is burnt and i could have put foil over it 5 minutes earlier, but it makes it so chewy when it gets darker with all the sugar and butter .... oh Yum!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
OH!! Have you seen the Pumpkin Spice Cake over at Bitty Bits and Pieces? OMG it looks fabulous! I think i may have to try that recipe!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend :O)
Friday, October 9, 2009
This quilt has to be my favorite! My girlfriend Christine made a quilt out of a jellyroll in this fabric and i fell in love with it. I so never would have purchased this jellyroll based on the colors, but once I saw her quilt I ran out and purchased one. I held on to this jellyroll for quite some time because I knew I needed just the right pattern and had a difficult time finding one until I bought the book Jelly Roll Quilts.
The pattern is called Daisy Chain in the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott and is done with one jelly roll of Decadent Victorian and a bit of yardage. I just love the colors in this quilt.
And that cute little thing in the picture is Maggie Mae...isn't she just adorable! She is our neighbors dog, but I would take her in a heartbeat! She's just so happy :O)
Guess what i've been working on this evening!!! Yep, my October Schnibbles. The 9 patches are made, snowballs are pinned and ready for sewing, flying geese like things are pinned and ready for sewing...hoping to have it put together tomorrow and maybe quilt it on Sunday?!?