Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pillow Pallet

So another new to me project! Pillow pallet!
I went with what I thought was the simple version.
Made up pillow cases to sew together.
Found this fabric in my stash that looked girly girl!
The pillows we had bought were standard or so they said.
Sadly my cases were a bit large!
I did not want to take all apart so just took them up on sides and in the sew together seam.

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Used velcro to close openings.
Did not get a done pic here before delivery to the little one to use it!

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Here she is relaxing on it while her Daddy naps .
It is four pillows long. So the one pillow can tuck under for head support.
Also can be folded up for a comfy chair!
May have to make a few more for some other little cuties!
I am going to try making one using sham technique next I think...;-)










Friday, July 15, 2016

Sewing PUL Waterproof Fabric

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This was a first for me. Never worked with this type of fabric. I bought mine at Joann's Fabrics.
It is used to sew baby diapers and such . 
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Had some cute prints! I used a small needle and my walking foot. I did put my Sew Slip on the machine extension table. Kept from sliding.
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These are large toddler bibs with a catch all pocket.
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I used a soft flannel on the back that I pre-washed.
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They came out cute! Used Velcro for neck closure.
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These were for this now 2 year old cutie!

We are having a new roof put on this weekend so will not have TV or internet. The satellite dishes are roof mounts. So off they go!
I will try to stay inside out of the way and work on sewing!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Better Days....

I am beginning to wonder when they will arrive...those better days!
Been some tough going months here and we are not out of the woods yet!
My DH is having some serious health issues that begin with kidney failure.
Now we are dealing with more issues that were the cause of the kidney failure and other problems.
We are trying to do the one day at a time plan and keep our thoughts positive.

My sewing has been hit or miss but did a few projects.
This is a runner I made for our DIL's parents to celebrate their 50th golden wedding anniversary .
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Did mean to get a better pic  and one of them with it but did not happen!
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 Used two of the single wedding ring blocks.
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 The blocks came out close to 15 inches. Would make a lovely large quilt for a bride.
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Found this wonderful golden color floral fabric for the border.  The ring in the block made from a pretty over dyed golden fabric.
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 Best pic I could get of some of the quilting. Did rings and hearts in the blocks.
 Rest was straight line channel quilting around blocks and in borders.

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So proud I did remember to label it too!
Was very pretty and happy to say was happily accepted!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Big Four Patch Blocks

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I used a French General layer cake for this project. Forget which line.
Sewed up four squares into a big four patch. trying to keep a light dark opposite design in play.
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Then measuring out three inches from center seam I made my four whacks!
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Mixed up all the pieces so blocks are not the same.
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Still trying to keep the darks and lights in different areas.
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Finished block. I trimmed mine up to 17.5 inches.
I seem yo have issues sewing up the precuts perfectly! That wee zig zag edge gets me every time!
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Still a very good size when laid all out.

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My plan to add a 6 inch border in a pretty matching fabric with the dark red for binding.
Toile as backing if I have enough in my stash.

I just did these as I felt like sewing but I think this could be a one day top.
Would like to think this is my own idea but I am sure there is some one out there that has done it already.
Was thinking the same could be done with a 9 patch setting and cutting out your own 10 inch squares!
I have a lot of stash to use up and like the fast and easy at this point!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Buggy Babies Quilt

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I have managed to get a baby gift finished and delivered to Maryland!
Call it Buggy Babies. I was inspired by a Patrick Lose pattern of a very large baby in a buggy on a quilt.
Decided I would draw my own applique for small buggies and do the babies a bit different.
I am happy with how they came out so cute!
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Rest of gift was these bibs and burp cloths. All for a sweet baby boy born last month!
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Here is the lil one peeping over his buggy side.;-)

My blog has not been abandoned. I just had a heck of a time last year and through January this year!
Had to go off some meds I had been on for close to 10 years. Made life really suck. Plus right before Christmas in middle of my preps I could not walk well at all!
So any way been a tad difficult but think things are coming around.
On new meds and PT has helped a lot!
 I did look at a few blogs on my phone and Facebook while I was in slug mode.
So many wonderful projects happening!

Do need to get my sewing room and house back in shape! Some things just went to way side.
So much I want to do!
We have Easter on the way!

We are having an amazing week here weather wise!
Sunshine and high 70's! have Spring flowers blooming!
So nice for a change from cold gray dampness!!

My DH is having surgery Friday on his eye lids so pretty sure I will be a busy girl assisting him!
He deserves it as he is wonderful to take care of me through all my health ups and downs!
I tease him about getting a younger gal has not panned out for him to well! ;-)

Will share more later as I did mange to play with some fabrics!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing all a very Happy New Year may it be filled with all that makes you happy!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our home to one and all!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Wishes

Wishing all my fellow American visitors a Happy Thanksgiving!
However you enjoy celebrating your day of being grateful and counting blessings hope it is a lovely day !

We will be with family sharing a lovely meal and happy to be together one more year!
DH and I will travel to our son's home with our part of the meal.
We are cooking a country salt cured ham ( have it soaking now), collards and DH famous rolls!
Always have ham and turkey.  Just a Virginia country way.
Pretty sure we will come back home waddling, rubbing our tummy and ready to just not move! ;-)

Sewing has been a bit slack. Did some things but not as much as hoped.
Between busy times, behind the scenes issues and being sick my plans got waylaid!!
I did do a cleanup whirl around the sewing room today getting ready to make some Christmas gifts.
Put the Fall themed fabrics away and pulled out some Christmas fabrics.
Going for simple and easy so I may be able to tackle and finish my list!
Have at least a month to give it a shot!
Hope Springs Eternal as the old saying goes! 

Take care everyone and be safe!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Fall Yawl !!

So been a while since I posted. Time flies as they say! Health up and downs. Just have to roll with it sometimes! Could be a heck of a lot worse off.
I was trying to straighten up my sewing room and found a cute small panel. Fall themed. So decided to work on that for ME. Yes I said ME!! Not something that happens here a lot. ;-)

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Added the dark orange border. Was thinking a simple pillow cover but it was calling for MORE!
Next pulled some fats and cut up into 1.5 strips for a patch border.
All in my fav color tones. Makes me want to do a simple nine patch soon!

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 Not sure if this is a panel I bought or was given to me! I am thinking it was a quilt show purchase one year. Reminds me of the scare crow dolls I used to sell at craft shows!
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 After it was all pieced and quilted I decided to add the appliques. Drew some leaves and pumpkins directly on the Heat n Bond. Did the machine button hole stitch in black and added some quilting. So pleased with it!
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Now today I do hope to get binding on.
As for the sewing room straighten up....not done!
Got side tracked don't ya know! ;-)

Fall temps come and go here. So nice when we have a cool and no humid day! Love this time of year.
We are hoping to go to our local county fair tomorrow.
Love seeing the sweet animals, award winning foods and craft items. Was told would be more quilted items this year.
Hubby and I will share a funnel cake. We always do! Our only treat.
If I do not forget will take some pics.