Saturday, April 25, 2015

Zippered Box Pouch

Couldn't resist making these Easy Zippered Box Pouches by Melanie Ham
after viewing a video on Youtube!  Easy pattern and not much fabric. After reading the directions,  the zippers were the only item I needed to purchase, so I dug in my sewing cabinet to find if I had the zipper to fit the pattern.  Wahoo! I did have two zippers  that matched the fabric!  Plan to give these bags to a friend's two little girls for the "Treasures"!

I know they will remember that I collect owls, so I hope they know that I made them especially for them.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Versatile Wave Interchangeable Purse Pattern

  Just loved the pattern for the Versatile Wave Interchangeable Purse Pattern, by Susan Rooney, that I found at my favorite quilt store.  So here the deal.  You make one basic purse and then the outside pockets are changeable (reversible) for a whole new bag!  Load of pockets, which are a must in my book.   The directions are easy to follow complete with illustrations.  I even made button holes!  Amazing!  Quilters Don't Do Buttons or Buttonholes!

Won't it be a kick to have a Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas purse!  Oh my I could get carried away, but then there are the button holes!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Bricks and Stepping Stones

I used Bonnie Hunter's pattern, Bricks and Stepping Stones from Quiltville Quilts & Snips, to complete this quilt that will be for sale at the Tulip Tea and Quilt Sale on March 28th.  Finished a week before the event, not usually my time line.  I love the applique corners, the black and white dotted binding fabric and the drag queen feathers on the border.  Reminds me of Mary Engelbreit style, she's one of my very favorites!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lady Edith Downton Abbey Quilt

Lady Edith, Downton Abbey, quilt used Andover Fabric 10" squares and Jenny Doan's Missouri Star Quilt Company Tea Cup Quilt pattern.  Easy quilt to construct and completed on time to sell at the Tulip Tea and Quilt Sale on March 28th.  Thought the pattern name fit the occasion! The colors are soft and true to the era of Downton Abbey PBS series.

The backing fabric has the Abbey , pattern of the printing is in rows, so I added the extra 10" squares down the middle in order that the print would not be going horizontal.   The free motion quilting is done with tear drop flower, which fit Lady Edith.  Great quilt to garb a cup of your favorite tea, sit in your favorite chair and enjoy watch Downton Abbey OR a rerun waiting for Jan 2016 for the next new season!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Newly Completed Quilts

These quilts will be donated to the Tulip Quilt Sale on March 28 at St John's Lutheran.  The sale will benefit Friendship Quilters.  The funds raised will be used to purchase materials to make Prayer Quilts and charity quilts for my community. I'm pleased with the results, and love the photos that were taken by my friend Kathy Wayland.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Courthouse Stars Quilted

Today was photo day of my Courthouse Stars quilt.  Special thanks to my friend, Kathy Wayland, for taking some awesome quilt photos.  She really has a talent for photography.  We met at Pitcher Park to take the photos.  The two of us had such a grand time arranging quilts that will be in my church friendship group fund raiser in March.  Trees, bushes, benches and fences were our backgrounds. Watch for others photos of my quilts.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Prayer Quilt Completed

Finished this Prayer Quilt for a breast cancer patient.  I used a "tube quilt" on a video by Jenny Doan from Missouri Star on Youtube.  It's a quick quilt and uses two 2.5 in strips and one solid strip the size of the two strips sewn together, in this case a 4.5" strip.  It's an easy quilt that has lots of variations to assemble the blocks. Quick, Fun and Done!

I quilted the hour glass squares using an Youtube video by Pam Clarke!  I just have to buy the stencils she uses!  The two stencils "design with lines"  can be adapted to many blocks.   Pam Clark's book Quilting Inside the Lines would be a great book to have.   Lines and eight lines are the two stencils she demonstrated.