Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mama's Kitchen Table Runner

In 2009, I made this quilt for my dining room table.  The fabric line, by Kaufman, was titled "Mama's Kitchen".  This fabric reminded me of the kitchen at home when I grew up.  Love the cherries and flowers.  The blues and the reds are so happy, but it also has checks and polka dots! Amazing fabric line!

Plus the I love stars in quilts.  The left over fabric was popped in a bag and then stored in the cupboard, oh my the cupboard!   So I gathered the left over pieces and made this table runner.

I used the Sidekick ruler by Julie @ JayBird Quilts to make the runner.  The pattern is called "Seaside". I will be donating this runner, plus many more items,  to the Tulip Tea and Quilt Sale by Friendship Quilter,  March 25, 2017.   This event is held every other year at St. John's Lutheran. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Scarf for Stef

This is our beautiful granddaughter Stefanie!  Her birthday is June 1, so this year I knitted her a scarf in her favorite color.  It's a bit short but when you are new to knitting find a yarn you love your don't think about how much to buy (lesson learned)  I'm going to suggest that she twist the scarf and sew the ends together. If Stef twists and sews (sounds like a 60's song) it will be a great cowl.  There are mistakes in this scarf/cowl and each one of the mistakes is a big hug for Stefanie. 
 Happy Birthday XOXO!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

1800's Table Topper Quilted

Love the completed 1800's Table Topper that I completed today.  Quilted and Bound  Yeah!  The colors are so rich and great  jewel tones.

The quilt is made of all half square triangles.

The free motion quilting really is revealed on the back.  I really like the center border quilting.  I did the cursive "e" on the entire border.  I'm pleased with the thread color, looks so natural with this style of fabric.  

Another completed!  Onto the next project!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Going Old School

This year I decided to go "old school" or Vintage in my flower garden.  I love to plant seeds and watch their progress, that is if the snails, grasshoppers or lizards don't chew on the leaves.   Some of the seeds were gathered- ok I gathered them in the Association flower beds.  The gardeners don't dead head so I watch for the plants to go to seed.  Last fall I collect ruby red snapdragons and guess what they are blooming.   The seeds of the purple delphiniums were planted in my flower garden last year. So I saved the seed/ Wahoo!  They're blooming too.

Purple Delphiniums

So this year I planted Hollyhock, Bachelor Buttons and Cosmos seeds.  These flowers always remind me of my Grandma Steinert.  She loved these flowers and always saved her seeds in empty jars.  Always remember seeds in green olive jars.
                                        The flowers will look like this when they are bloom.

Bachelor Butons



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Scrappy For Mexico

Cleaned out the 2.5" scrap drawer and made this quilt that will go to Juares Mexico with the mission team from St. John's in July. This year the team plans to build three houses.  Excited for the families who will be given a new home!

 It was fun to make this pattern and I'm sure the family who receives this quilt will enjoy all the different types prints in the fabrics - everything from flowers to zebras to basketballs and then there are chickens!  It's great to be able to share what I have been so blessed with others who have so little.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

1800's Table Topper

My friend, Gretchen, gave me her leftover half square triangles.  I squared them up, assembled the blocks and added two borders using fabric that was given to me by another quilting friend, Denise.  Love when friends share with each other. So with all this wonderful fabric the only thing to do is complete a 1800's table topper.

Love the richness of the colors!  Next step is pinning and free motion quilting. Watch for the completion of the next step.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quilts for Baby Dolls

Doll quilts were a must for the little girls in my family.  My three Great Grandaughters had only one baby doll quilt (was made for Molly years ago).  My, my three little girls and only one quilt. Not going to work.  So I got busy and made two more for them one for Fiona and the other for Erynn (when she is a bit older).

Snowballed Corner Squares Of 3.5 Squares
Mini Tumbler 

Fiona and Molly

Two Special Girls

Loves her baby!
My two nieces, who each have a little girl, needed a doll quilt at their house too!  So I was on an adventure to make two more quilts.  Aliyah likes purple and Claire just doesn't do pink!  So here are the quilts I made for these two darling girls!
Disappearing Pinwheel for Aliyah

Aliyah and her baby!

Disappearing Nine Quilt

Claire Reads To Her Baby!

I do hope these little girls have as much joy as I did making each of these quilts for their special play time.  I do hope I get photos of the girls and their blankets!