Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Here my cat Hunter decided to test it for napping comfort.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Here is the backing I choose. It is not flannel.
For quilting, I stiched in the ditch around the medium blue squares.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I did free motion around the cats, ladies and chairs. The border has straight line channel quilting.
It's such a bright and cheerful quilt I love to have it out during the dreary winter.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Today I went back to the quilt shop to get backing and binding. Good thing I went today because they are almost sold out of this line! Being so close to the end of the year, the shop owner is trying to avoid buying fabric so she doesn't have to pay taxes on it as inventory.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Here are a couple of preemie shirts I have made:
One of the ladies from the group taught me how to use my serger to make the t-shirts and baby sleepers. We have a lot of fabric that is donated to us and we do our best to find a cute way to use it. The diaper shirt shown above has velcro on the sides and the front so it easier to use on babies in ICU. There are free patterns on the NIN website for sewing and crochet items.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
A few months ago my mother showed me a drawsting tote bag that she had that she liked a lot but she was tired of the cutesy fabric it was made from. She wanted to know if I could figure out how it was made and make one. Sure, I was up for the challenge. She wanted something nice enough looking that she could carry it to church. She said colors of gray, black or brown. Here is what I picked out for her....there are pockets on the outside and inside....
Here is a peek on the inside....
It was fun to make and my mother was very pleased with it. I used 1 yard of the black-on-black print and 1 yard of the white with black print. I used a little bit of solid black for beding around the top and the top of the pockets.
I've got the fabric to now make one for a friend of my mother. That one will have a lining of fabric with University of Georgia Bulldog print since her friend is a big Bulldog fan.