Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pretty left over HST quilt

These star blocks are 4 inches including the half inch border around each star.  

I just straight machine quilted it.

Here's a look at the back. I'm giving this to my friend for her birthday this month.  We are getting together on Friday so I will surprise her with it.

Birthday card

I made this cute little birthday card enclosure for 2 girls at work and I gave them each a card wallet.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Quilt for Linda

I made this quilt out of my brother's shirts for his girlfriend Linda. My brother died unexpectedly in January 2014. She was devastated as we all were.  His name was on his work shirts and I have one little square that I cut out and put on it with his name.  The quilt turned out so much better than I anticipated. I just have to get it quilted.  I ordered a special backing for it. I can't wait to send it to her.

Quilt for Emily

I just finished this quilt. The pattern was free from Moda bake shop. 

I matched the back so well you can't even tell where the seam is.

The back of the quilt.

Here's a close up of the quilting.

Vivian's pillows

My friend Vivian retired from the hospital so I made her 2 pillows. She loved them. She was such a nice person. She was always so pleasant. Loved her.

I used 2 mini charm packs for these pillows and some yardage. I loved how they turned out.

I made my own buttons.

This was literally the first time I ever made button holes. They turned out great. I was so impressed with myself. So pretty.

Here they are stuffed.

I used K-mart pillows to stuff them. It is a super cheap way to go. I did simple machine quilting on both of them.

The 1990's called and want their quilt finished!

Check this out!  I started this probably in 1988.  I got it out and worked on it twice since then. I have to finish the log cabin blocks. 

Look at these calico fabrics. I could gag. So not my style right now. I lost the directions to this long, long ago.

That is why it never got finished. I googled it and found the quilt but not the directions. I'm going to wing it to finish it.