Thursday, February 28, 2013

Roberts Quilt - Another UFO done!

Another UFO bites the dust. It's *done.*  Happy dance time.

Look out Robert - it's all yours. a great couch quilt.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quilting Practice - Reversible Candle Mat

Practicing my quilting.  The quilting pattern is a free one from Forest Quilting. Doesn't it quilt up beautifully?

It measures about 14"x14"

Currently in use as a candle mat.

Basketball & Football = a quilt?

My daughter and I share the same Godmother.  When we decided to baptize our daughter, we wanted to pick someone who meant a whole lot to the both of us. The only person that we could decide on was my Godmother. We asked, and she said yes!

As I was thinking about it, my daughter and I can now do joint gifts for our Godmothers birthday and mothers day.  Since Godmother is a *huge* fan of Duke and the Patriots, off I went shopping for some new fabrics. The goal is to get the whole quilt done by Mothers Day in May.

I got some Duke fabric, and Patriots.  The Patriots has a pinch of red in it, so I'll do a skinny border in red, and then more blue and white.

I'm making WhirlyGig blocks! :) So much fun. Here's a close up of the blocks before I trimmed them to size.

And after playing with how to lay the blocks out, this is the layout I decided on, with a ton of help from my husband. Please excuse my toes.

And this is what I've gotten accomplished so far. All the blocks but 3 are sewn (those will be going on the backing which will be pieced just because a pieced backing is so much more awesome in my opinion).  I still need to add a larger blue and white border, then sandwich, quilt and bind.  I'm still debating on colors to bind, red or blue. Any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment!

Until later my friends!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Goddess Miniature Quilt - Complete!

It's finally completed! After I did some of the quilting, I put it away and it was in the box with some other UFOs and just never got bound.  But it's finally bound and complete!

May I present to you: Goddess of Spring

This will be the first in a series of 4 quilts - all of the Goddess.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Whoo Whoo's cute?

Joann Fabrics had this adorable owl fabric. Of course a yard and a half popped into my basket. I fussy cut the owls out and cut up my scraps to make wonky log cabin blocks.  I'm going to make each one measure about 14.5" unfinished so it'll be a really nice size quilt. 

And I'm using up my scraps which will be the best part ever. I have so many scraps I just need to tame them. This should help.

Look - wonky log cabins with the owls as the center:

Needing to be trimmed:


One complete block done and in the tub:


Aww, what a cutie patootie:

Whoo couldn't love those eyes?  Since there's so many colors in the owls anything goes - the best part ever for using my scraps!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fingerless Gloves - Complete!

My mother in law would be so proud. It would have taken me absolute *ages* to crochet anything before she came over, and I'm so proud of myself for making these. Stayed up all night to finish them. So nice and warm. 

Now watch, we won't have any more cold weather.