Quilt Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sock Monkeys and Scrapbook Pages

Hello Blog Friends,

It's been a good week.  Projects started and finished.  No UFOs!

As I mentioned in last post, I received some fabric from my daughter Kim at Christmas (I had requested it).
Fabrics are from the Funky Monkey line by Moda.  The red dot is from the Breezy line by    P & B Textiles.  This week I stitched up a couple of pillow cases for myself. 

This week also was scrapping group.  We made pages from the Close to My Heart paper packet "Snowhaven".  Here are the finished pages:

My next project is on deck...a quick stash-buster quilt for a very special young lady.  Tune in next week to see the finished product.

Till next time...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cricut Cover Up

Hi Blog Friends,

I've decided to scale down the size of the next few projects I'll work on.  The first is a little gift for my daughter, Kim.  She has a brand new pink Cricut Expression machine.  Of course, it needs a dust cover. 

The fabrics are from the "Merry & Bright" fabric line from Maywood Studios.  The pattern is my own invention, developed to custom made fit the Cricut Expression machine.  The zig-zag main fabric is quilted with a stipple pattern.   Here's the fabrics:

And here is the finished project:

It's a fun project finished in one day!

My next project is already on deck...a quick pair of pillowcases (the fabric was a Christmas gift).  Tune in next week to see the finished project!

Thanks for visiting...

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Winter Woolies II

Hello Blog Friends!

I'm happy to report that I have finally finished Winter Woolies II.  I got derailed a bit last weekend...my daughter Kristy came down with the Norovirus flu and called me in to help.  She is prone to quick dehydration when she gets these kinds of flus, and this time was no exception.  So, off to the ER we went (Denis, Kristy and me).  After 3 hours, 2 bags of IV liquid, and some IV meds, we took her back home again.  All this occurs, of course, at the wee, wee hours of the morning.  We got to bed last Sunday at 4:00 am!  Why do children always get sick in the middle of the night?  Even 39 year old ones?  LOL   Happily, I'm glad to report that she is on the mend and back to her old self again.  Another midnight crisis averted.

It took us several days to recover from our ER visit, so the completion date for this quilt was delayed a few days.  I finished it this past week.  This quilt is a disappearing nine patch block pattern, using a 10" layer cake from Maywood in their flannel Woolies line. 

This quilt was quilted in a cross hatch pattern.  I wanted to preserve its "cuddle-ability", so I didn't do much quilting on it.  Although I'm showing it to you on our queen bed, this quilt will grace the back of our sofa next winter, and will definitely come in handy here in Wisconsin on those cold winter nights.  Of course, I do realize that it is somewhat ironic that a winter quilt was finished 2 weeks after the official start of spring. 

Now it's time to clean the machine, change the needle, wash some fabric and start the next project. 

More on that next week, and thanks for visiting...