Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Pumpkin Time

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I used a layer cake called Saltbox Harvest by Kate Strain I was given as a birthday gift a couple years ago.
Saw this block on a video and seemed simple to do. I have two runners pieced. 
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This is the smaller runner. I am adding some pumpkin applique to the sides.  Have a different plan for the longer one for my dining room table. Hope it goes to plan!;-)
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Here is Big Boots kitty inspecting my seams up close!! We hope he has stopped growing he is 16 pounds and very tall!
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So DH caught the pumpkin bug and made this last week. Was yummy!!!

Have had so much going on here have not got all my Fall decor pulled out and up yet.
Hope to do before weekend!!! Also have some secret sewing to finish up this week as well!
I am hoping to get in the sewing room in next few days!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

July Sewing

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My pal Deb had a birthday on Aug 2nd. So I set to work in july making her gift.
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Did the fast table runner. She is into owls these days and bright colors so when I saw this fabric it screamed her name!
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Made a couple place mats to match for her and hubby to use. She was tickled with them so I am happy.
My DH baked her favorite cake so she was a very happy gal indeed. When we left she was getting into that cake! ;-)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Savanna Overnight Bag

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Made this for our granddaughter to use for her sleep overs at her pals.
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 It is roomy and has a tie closure so she can use for bigger items out the top.
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It is a reall fun  looking bag with lots of color. Pics do not show it as well.
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Room inside for whatever she needs to pack.
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This to me was such acute girly fabric.  She loved her new bag but did not get a pic when they were down here Labor Day!!! We had a family cook out and enjoyed a good time with our kids.
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Here is our cutie being silly. :-)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Some Summer Sewing

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One of my Summer sewing projects was this runner and had on the table for Summer.
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These blocks were a very old UFO in my closet! I had received  some log cabin blocks in a long ago swap.  They needed some work to be able to use. So I put them aside for another day! Well the day finally arrived  I un-sewed and re-sewed and was able to use enough of them for this runner.
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Worked well for the summer place settings!

I am working on a new Fall runner now. Hard to think it is almost October already!!!

We finally got some much needed rain out here.
Other towns in our area are having flooding issues.
We have been very hot so hope we can cool off a bit now also.

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!