Friday, May 9, 2014

Kids sewing

I came up with my own pattern for this little apron for a 3 year old. It turned out adorable.

I saw this teabag idea on pinterest. I made them for the same 3 year old.

Navajo Code Talkers Quilt

It's coming together.

All the blocks are done. 

More Navajo Code Talkers strips

I really like the triangle and postage stamp strips.

The bottom is a basket but I didn't put the handles on. 

Navajo Code Talkers Quilt

As soon as I saw this pattern in the Keepsake Quilting catalog I showed it to my husband and he liked it. I ordered it immediately.  I went to my annual retreat in March and started working on the strips.  
The pattern was disappointing because it was not very accurate. It said to just add fabric at the end of the strip to make it fit. 

I love this fabric line. It's called Snowman Gatherings. I bought a jelly roll and added a few of my own fabrics and made this Triple Irish Chain quilt that was a free pattern from my local quilt shop. The blocks are 14 inches square. 

It only has 2 blocks for the entire quilt.

It turned out quite large.

The center squares were all the same and the outer squares are random.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pineapple quilt

Keep looking at are getting very sleepy. It is somewhat hypnotizing. This one has been sitting around for at least 6 years. 

Finally got it quilted.This was not that hard to do at all. But it is not one of my favorite finishes. 

This is a floral fabric that I used for the binding. It is not one of my favorites either but it looks great as a binding for this quilt because it has all of the same colors. Flannel fabric on the back.

Valentine quilt

This is another one of those quilts that have been laying around unfinished because I am too lazy to piece the backing together.  I took this one to the long armer and I thought I had the back pieced together but she said she had to do the piecing. I was so embarrassed that I just took her the fabric.  She said it was no big deal.  She did a great job.

This was a new design that she just got. Hearts and swirls. It turned out great. I had it in time for this past Valentine's day. It's one of my largest quilts so far. 

This is a photo of the back of the quilt which is flannel. The binding is black with red lips.

Joey's quilt

I finally gave Joey his quilt that has been in the making for many years. The quilt top was a mystery quilt that required only 2 fabrics. I used 2 flannels. I had the top done very quickly and it just sat for years until I got the backing together and took it to get quilted. I am working on getting tops quilted. I aim to have them all done soon. I guess the worst part of a quilt is sewing the backing together. 

Baby Quilt for Barrett

Close up of name quilted into border.

Lucy's Crab shack fabric line. I used one jelly roll plus extra for border and scrappy binding.

I straight stitched a quarter inch on each side of the seam.  FMQ kite tails in border.