Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

FNSI for September

This is what I did today from start to finish. I used the leftover squares from 2 Halloween Twister quilts plus a few more fussy cut squares to make this I Spy mini quilt. I fussy cut the Trick or Treat borders. The fabric was not printed exactly straight but it turned out great. Completely quilted too. Yeah! I really love how this turned out.

This is the back of the I Spy quilt. Machined the binding don't look too closely. haha

Close up of this super cute fabric. Love it!

I worked on this Halloween Twister quilt for my square coffee table. I have to layer it and quilt it still. I've been a sewing fool this week.

This is the back of the placemat thing I made for my sister with the Hometown fabrics. I used leftover aqua solid from the previous baby quilt. I love how the back turned out.

This is my first Twister quilt made with Hometown charmpack. The leftovers after you cut the pinwheels give you 2 and a half inch squares that I put into the quilt below for my sister. It's a little larger than a placemat.

September FNSI

Halloween Twister quilt I made for my brother for his October birthday. He has a mini weiner. lol Dog that is. I thought he would appreciate the weiner dog witch fabric. I'm addicted to this pattern. So fun to make.

Friday, September 7, 2012

This is another mini quilt I made for my Mom, it is basically half-square triangles set on point with a flower appliqued on it. My sister has this hanging over a table in her entry way. She steals

Tea cups mini

I made this for my Mom years ago. My sister has it hanging in her kitchen now.

Halloween mini quilt

I just joined a mini quilt group and this is the project for September 2012. I used Halloween fabric and fussy cut the squares, it is very bright. Now just need to quilt it by hand.

A baby quilt finished

Here it is all quilted and binded in the morning light showing all the detail. Love it. Now need to label it and wash it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Baby Quilt

So here is the flimsy with all borders added.

New Baby Quilt

I just finished the borders on this baby quilt and pin basted it. Ready for hand quilting. It only finished at 44 inches square. The star block was paper pieced. The pattern was free from the Summer Sampler quilt along. You can google it or find it on flickr.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sarah's Baby Quilt

This is a close up of the utility stitching I did by hand. Love it.
Here's the quilt I made for my niece Sarah, I utility quilted it with pearle cotton in yellow and gray. Put a C in the middle circle for her last name. She didn't know what she was having but ended up having a boy so the quilt worked out great. I love how it turned out.
Okay so for Friday Night Sew IN I had to finish the upper right star and sew all the blocks together. Did all that and now have to decide on boarders. I already bought a baby size batting and can't make it any wider than 45 inches. I'm thinking a thin white boarder and then finish it off with teal. I originally wanted to make a scrappy boarder then a teal but I think it's going to be too big. The blocks are 11.5 finished. I will have to think about it.
I've been working on this new baby quilt for about a week and a half. Paper piecing the stars. I am using leftover scraps from previous baby quilt but added solid teal color instead of gray this time.
I took Cody to the store in Henderson and when we came out these ominous storm clouds were practically touching the ground. The lighter area in the middle is clear of clouds. Rain all around except that one area of sun.
Look at this awesome double rainbow across the street from my house. It was amazing.

Friday, May 18, 2012

This is the backing to the summer quilt posted below. Isn't is cute?  I love it.  I can't wait to see what everyone has posted for the FNSI.
This is a close up of the super cute summer fabric.
This is FNSI project #2. I started this quilt at least 2 years ago. It is fun summer fabric. Jelly roll and border. So I just need to get it basted and I will do straight line quilting. I needed a gender neutral baby gift so this is going to be it. The baby is due in August so I thought it was fitting.
This is the FNSI project I have been working on. I put the last 2 borders on it today. I used all plaid, stripped and homespun fabrics from my stash. I did have to go to my LQS today to get the outer border. I had sticker shock when I looked at the price. $18 plus a yard. It's a good thing I only need a yard and a quarter. I figured the rest of the quilt was from stash so I splurged on it.

This is a close up of plaid churn dash. I did scrappy cornerstones in the center and red on the outer perimeter. I like how the red sets off the body of the quilt.I think all red would have been overpowering to the blocks. Now I am open to suggestion on how to quilt it. I was thinking of a plaid straight line pattern of my own making. Something I can do with my machine that will be fast.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cody wanted a plaid quilt so this is his Churn Dash in progress. I need to make a total of 40 blocks for a twin size that will have sashing and cornerstones.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

 Just made this baby quilt at quilt retreat this weekend in Boulder City.  Now someone needs to have a boy so I can send it to them.  I have a girl quilt for backup purposes posted earlier on this blog.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Zip Lineing in Bootleg Canyon Boulder City NV

We had to hike partly up this canyon to do 4 sets of zip lines. We want to do it again at sunset. 

land lobster

Cute little critter found in the garage back in October. Creepy.

Joey welding

Joey checking his work.

Joey welding

I was secretly  photographing Joey while he was welding. He built this welding table.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Where's the Dude quilt

Here's the Dude.

Where's the Dude quilt

This Christmas quilt is what this blog is named after.  There is one tiny square in here that has a black dog on it. Like Where's Waldo.

Dress form pin cushion

I got the pattern for this pin cushion from DIY Dish. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

 Yes I need to wax that upper lip. We are once again wearing our shirts from the "Christmas Vacation" movie-our favorite disfunctional family film.
 Joey and Brandi Christmas 2011.
 Joey's Unibrow sure needs a waxing.
 Cody loved these glasses and the fake mustaches from the dollar store.  The cup is a replica of the ones used in Alcatraz prison. He's wearing last years "Christmas Vacation" shirt.