Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What I'm Working On

Just a quick post to show what I'm working on. I'm designing this quilt for a guild challenge and need to have it finished by Thursday night (not that I leave things to last minute)! 
So far I have finished most of the foundation piecing, just four more blocks to go. I love foundation piecing for the results you get, but find it very labor intensive and time consuming. It will be fun to do the simple strip piecing for the borders. My husband helped me figure out what to do for borders last night. I was too tired and had lost all objectivity, so it was nice to have fresh eyes.
Also, I thought I'd show a new picture of Oliver. He's growing up. I think he is probably full size now. Check out those long legs!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finally a Finish

August seems to have been such a busy month so far and looks to continue the way it started...busy! So finally I have a finish. Our guild makes a basket each year for the Utah Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Festival. The baskets are for a fund raiser. This year our guild's basket is full of beautiful dolls and quilts. I was given this doll and asked to make a quilt to go with her.
Here is the quilt I made to go with her.
And finally, the doll on her new quilt.
   I sure hope they like it!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I Don't Know if You Know This About Me...

I have a very talented daughter. Jessica, my youngest child and only daughter, is a wonderful artist. She has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She has entered the Connecting Threads Fabric contest and her entry is wonderful. So go and vote for her super cute fabric!!! Vote for Jessica's design here.
 Couldn't you make something darling out of this!

Pets on Quilts

I thought I would enter SewCalGal's Pets on Quilts. If you would like to enter or see more pets and quilts go here. So without further ado here is my pet on a quilt.
This is Oliver and if you follow my blog you have seen this picture before. He is only four months old and has taken over our hearts. He is slowly learning how to help and how not to help when we are in the sewing room. For some reason Mom frowns on chewing cords and running off with fabric. The quilt he is on was designed by Debbie Mumm. I made it in the 90's. I hang it now over the back of the sofa between the family room and the kitchen, so it has become a favorite place to perch and watch Mom cook. Be sure to check out more pets(I have and they sure are cute) at SewCalGal's. It's fun and there are prizes too!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Shopping Cart Cover

I finally finished the shopping cart cover for my grandson's birthday. I really hate it when I see little ones chewing on the shopping cart handle. I found the pattern at Connecting Threads. It was a fun and easy project(when I finally dared try it...major mental block on this one). I really enjoyed using the fusible fleece. I have never used it before and loved it. The following picture is the top of the cover. The pattern had you cut flaps instead of holes for babies legs, but they just looked like something extra to deal with when getting baby in the cart so I cut holes instead. There is a toy hanger and seat belt that is to be threaded through the seat on the cart. The cover velcro's onto the cart.
 When the shopping trip is over the cover rolls up neatly to throw in the car for the next trip.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Two More Blocks

I have finished two more blocks so now I'm up to nine. 

 Which block is your favorite? My husband likes the purple best, but I love the green and blue one. I hate to admit this...it almost seems unnatural for a quilter...but I'm not a huge fan of purple. Yes I use it when needed, but it will never be a first choice!
If your go back and count your will see that I actually have eleven completed but I'm using one for the center and one for a label on the back. I think I will make a cart cover for my little grandson's first birthday next and finish up the BOM blocks after Saturday's meeting.