Saturday, December 20, 2014

Decorating Gingerbread

Having a great time decorating Gingerbread!  This is my first attempt with a pastry decorating bag.  I've watched enough Food Channel shows to kinda know how it works.  But I think this is like quilting, practice makes perfect.  Need a whole lot of practice but my family and friends will think it's cool.   So I'll win there.  The reindeer are awesome, but I can't take credit for the idea.  Pinterest is my friend.   Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Courthouse Stars -T0p Complete!

The blocks are complete and the rows assembled and borders are attached! Whew!  Seems like I've been working on this forever!  I need to find some place in the house or out on the patio to photograph my quilts.

Trying to decide the color of the backing, the front is a graffiti of colors!  Quilting will be simple no use to spend time doing quilting when it won't be noticed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Courthouse Stars

The beginnings of the Courthouse Stars  Quilt.  The Courthouse Star quilt was featured on the cover of Fons and Porter Scrappy Quilts magazine!  Saw the cover and absolutely needed to buy the magazine.  There are several quilts I want to make in this issue so the price was a bargain.  The quilt consists of two blocks: a Star block, made with hour glass blocks, and a Courthouse Steps block.  The unfinished blocks measures 5".  Here's a sample of the blocks.

The Star block center is a 2" square and the points begin with 3"square . I used method for hour glass shapes suggest by Fons and Porter in the magazine to complete the Star Points. The Courthouse Steps begin with a 2" red square and 1 1/4" strips.  Loads of pieces, Yikes!  The most time consuming part of these blocks is the squaring up of the star points.  Now onto makes all the blocks and assembling the rows. Stay tuned for the next step.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CHOC Sew 2014

What an amazing day!  Twenty five volunteers, four student volunteers and yards and yards of donated fabric produced 161 Bead Bags of Courage and 145 pillowcases!  Amazing! Even more amazing is that in 2013 we made 125 Bead Bags and 75 pillowcases!  To God Be The Glory!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Succulent Pumpkins

Crafty Day with my friend Christine.  We made Succulent Pumpkins.

The pumpkin is not cut!  Using a glue gun, attach the moss and then glue the succulent cuttings onto the pumpkin.  The glue will not damage the succulents and it will last for weeks with a slight misting with water once or twice a week.  Chose a white pumpkin so I could use it through Thanksgiving.  The top two are hostess gifts for a Halloween Tea I'm attending.  Fun Day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Scrappy Quilt

Love the design of this scrappy quilt.  It has loads of half square triangles.  Moved the 2.5" square bin next to the sewing machine and just began sewing the pieces. The secondary design is terrific! So many colors and so many squares!  Proud of this quilt!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Prayers and Squares Quilt

This quilt was a Prayer Quilt made with all Asian Fabric that was donated by Kaufman Fabrics.  The pattern was Disappearing Pinwheel by Jenny Doan's  (Missouri Star Quilt Company)  video on Youtube.  This pattern is completed quickly and can be a bonus using fabric from my stash!  I did buy the border fabric (wasn't enough of the donated fabric).