Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ready To Deliver

These charity quilts and knitted items are ready to deliver.  I have met my goal, that the projects would all be completed before October 15th!  Yeah!  I love using my craft to help those that are less fortunate than me.

Knitted Items

These blankets will be donated to Casa Teresa (a home for unwed mothers).  They have such a wonderful program!

This was my adventure knitting mitered blocks.  It's made of cotton and is so soft and cuddly. Used Love That Cotton purchased at Hobby Lobby. The cotton will launder well and wear well. I chose the traditional baby colors: pink, blue, yellow and green.  Sorry,  I'm not a gray baby person.

This is a car seat cover that is also baby soft.  Once again, it's a traditional baby pink!  This item is made with soft baby acrylic yarn. Any cute baby girl would love to snuggle in this car seat cover but would probably fall asleep with this soft blanket covering them.

This sunflower yellow quilt was a great design for my beginning knitting skills.  Love the design and the texture that the acrylic yarn made.

Quilted Items:                     
My heart goes out to children who have stressful homes and unsafe childhoods.  This crayon colored quilt will be donated to Western Youth Services.  They assist families who have unstable homes.

This is a split nine pattern that I adapted from Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial. The back reminds me of gum balls!

Lots of swirls to quilt.  Happy colors, happy quilt.

Veterans in Long Beach Veteran's Hospital need our support and care.  I love star quilts and this one has loads of stars.   The fabric was donated to me by fabric designer Jamie Fingal.  

Love the secondary red and white hour glass squares and the added white stars are so special !  God Bless America

So with my goal met, now I can work towards Christmas!  Yikes my friends tell me there are only 10  Wednesdays till Christmas. But I love fall and Halloween too!  Goodness!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Paper Doll Quilt for Molly

Molly is my Great Granddaughter and will be six years old on her birthday!  I made her a Paper Doll quilt for her birthday.  I loved paper dolls when I was young, spending hours dressing and redressing them.  Molly needed a paper doll quilt! (Thanks Pinterest for the idea)  But I didn't have a pattern... SO I enlarged a blank paper doll I found and then added hair and shoes.

The doll has velcro on the shoulders, waist and in her hair for bows!  The Doll had to have outfits that will provide hours and hours of joy!
Of course she needs to have several outfits to wear!  Such fun making the outfits for Molly to change!     I had such a great time making the outfits.  Here are the darling outfits!

Bows were included in the package for each outfit

I loved choosing the fabric for the outfits! Lady bugs, bees, flowers, scotty dogs and of course there had to be out outfit with an owl!  Wish I could have found a bit of fabric with a unicorn.

                       Wonder what Molly will name her?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Making Progress

The medallion quilt is beginning to take shape!  Yeah!  I finished the step and  I've added the half squares all around the outside of the quilt.  Next step is a vertical row of star blocks (do love star blocks).  BUT  I changed the pattern.  The original pattern had the star blocks attached to the side of the half squares.  Points not matching just made me want to put the quilt unfinished in the Good Will Box.  My friend, Rita, suggested adding a small border between the half squares and the star blocks.

Oh the change it made! It won't go into the Good Will Box now!
Next step is a vertical row of houses on the left hand side.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mystery Medallion Continues

STEP FOUR       Completed
This step placed a Tumbler Row (wedge pieces) on the left and right sides of the medallion and the baskets.  The  tumbler pieces are 4.5" tall and 3" wide at the bottom edge.  " Choose a variety dark and medium colored fabrics."
Then add a 2.5" border around the entire piece.  This quilt is growing rapidly!

Here are the results of Step Four.  I chose a purple (there is purple in the other blocks) for the 2.5" border.  

Step Five is half square triangles.  Lots of them...  80!!
The triangles are made and squared up to 2.5".  Now to attach them to the quilt body. Stay tuned for the results!

Next Step is Star Blocks!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fidget Quilt or Twiddle Muff

A “Fidget, Fiddle, or Busy” Quilt Activity Blanket or Twiddle Muff (either knit or crocheted) is a small lap quilt, mat, blanket or muff that provides sensory and tactile stimulation for the restless or “fidgety “ hands of someone with Alzheimer’s or related Dementias.  Fidget Quilts provide sensory or tactile stimulation through the use of fabric choice, colors, value of colors next to one another, textures and the use of accent or simple accessories such as pockets, laces, trims, appliqu├ęs, buttons, beads, ribbons, braids, zippers, etc.
Here are the four we completed during Friendship Quilters last meeting.

Mine is the one in the upper right hand corner with white background. I used some orphan squares to make the background.
Knitting the Twiddle Muffs have been great practice for my knitting skills.  I enjoy changing the textures and adding color to the muff.
I love the green sparkle yarn, but it left green sparkles all over the floor.  I'm still finding treasures. Giving to others brings great happiness.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Marvelous Mini Monday

Working outside my comfort zone!  I'm challenging myself to complete the blocks for Marvelous Mini Monday posted by Temecula Quilt Company.  Decided to make it a patriotic mini.

The blocks are small, REALLY small.  The Jacob's Ladder is shown here:
The block begins with the half square triangles  at 1.5" sewn and cut diagonally.   This is a real eye opener for me.  This block finishes at 2" square WHEW!  I did it.

The blocks are NOT paper pieced!
First block with nine patch went well. Completed blocks are 4".
Then came the Jacob's Ladder.

Here are the two blocks I've completed.
Monday is just around the corner and a new block to complete.  Wondering what is wrong with me... the mystery quilt, the mini Monday and the quilts for the Mexico Mission Trip. Enjoying every minute!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mystery Quilt Step Three

The third step of the Mystery Quilt are complete.  

Using all those saved pieces from other 1800's quilts was a good idea.  I love scrappy quilts and this one has that appeal.  The baskets of step three have an appliqued handle.  I fused the handle with a fusible and then machine stitched them down with the blanket stitch on my machine. The 6 inch basket block are a variety of blue fabrics.  The gold fabric border looks good with the blue.   ONWARD to step number four.