Monday, September 15, 2014

See you in September Blog Hop

Today is the last day of the of the "See You In September Hop" and also my day. First let me thank Mdm Samm and Shari for putting this whole thing together. I've enjoyed reading about and seeing the pictures of all the many projects that happened this summer. Now on to my projects. First, our family spent most of the summer waiting for a new addition. She is now here and I'm thrilled with my new lovely granddaughter. Big brother very graciously moved out of the nursery into his new big boy room done in a space theme. We found some cute rocket ship themed fabric from Michael Miller and I made curtains for two windows in his room. Here's the my dear little grandson with his new curtains.

Next baby sister needed a new quilt and so I checked the stash and found a darling Mary Engelbreit panel and it even included a gingham border. I added two green borders and a fun, bright, red print border to finish the quilt.

Then, I decided I wanted a new bookmark and wanted to include gingham in it as well. I designed and cross stitched this bookmark and had a great time making it. The fringe is made by fraying the aida fabric.
 Last, and I hope not least, is my project using Riley Blake Ginham. Just a note to anyone who has not tried this fabric, it is wonderful to work with. I chose to make a bag to carry what ever project I'm working on. I didn't quilt it because I wanted to be able to easily put it into another bag when I travel by air. I combined it with another Riley Blake fabric by Amanda Herring of "The Quilted Fish". The appliques are from my scraps. I pulled out my "Accuquilt Go Round Flower" die and quickly cut two flowers. I appliqued them with a satin stitch and added very large ric rac.
I lined the inside with the same gingham with a nice big pocket to carry glasses, scissors, and anything else I may need. The bag is a generous 17"x 17"x 4" so it is big enough to throw in a book in case I get tired of working on the my project of the moment.
Some projects I'm looking forward to in the future include big boy quilts for my two grandsons, a Christmas Challenge Quilt, finishing two Block of the Month quilts and another couple of quilts for my little granddaughter. I'd love it if you would visit again!
Be sure to visit everyone else with projects today. Here's the links:
Tuesday, September 16

51 comments:

Judy B said...

Congratulations Grandma! Love the new big boy drapes and the sweet girlie quilt. Your bookmark is perfect, wish I could see well enough to get back into cross stitch. The gingham really shines on your pillow. Thank you for sharing your summer.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

All you projects are just wonderful - great bag. But, I LOVE M.E. fabrics and this is the sweetest panel.

Anita said...

Embroidered gingham, that's sew cute!

Carla said...

Aww, your grandson is so cute. He has to love his new room with those awesome curtains. That panel made the sweetest quilt. Love that big bag. I want one and need one.

Heleen Groot said...

Congratulations on your new addition to the family! You managed to do loads. Love all your projects, but the bag is just so much fun. And it looks really handy too! Thank you for sharing your summer projects!

Nancy said...

Everything you made is so wonderfully Bright and Cheery!! Your Bag is to die for, love it!! Your Grandson looks so proud in his Big boy Bedroom, and such a cutie too!! I bet little Sis will love being cuddled in her ME Quilt too!! Thanks for sharing your Beautiful projects with us!!
Huggs, Nancy

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Your rocket curtains are perfect for your lovely grandson. Congratulations on your new grand daughter. I love her quilt. The gingham bag is excellent and made me smile.

Mdm Samm said...

First congrats on having a new addition to your family....something soooo special to celebrate...your very boyish curtains, delightful....your bag oh my...love ric-rac..and your quilt....so filled with loving stitches...well done well done..

Cathy said...

Your grandson steals the show! So handsome sharing his rocker curtains. I like Michael Miller. Your grandaughter`s quilt is lovely. My favorite is your gingham bag.

Marla's Crafts said...

Congratulations on the new arrival. They are so much fun. I now have four. Two girls and two boys. Love your projects. Fun making things for the little ones. They always appreciate anything that we make them.Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Sweet projects. I especially love your gingham bag; so pretty!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

he is a little doll, standing there proud of his curtains. I love that gingham bag so much!!

Jeanie said...

Congrats on the new baby g! I love that the big brother got to have something very special too. Cute bookmark and wonderful bag. Thanks for all!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful projects. I LOVE the tote. The colors and design are wonderful.

krislovesfabric said...

Yay for big boy curtains :)

Dorian said...

What lovely projects! That quilt is so cute and I really like your bag. Great job.

Shari said...

Congrats grandma! Grandson looks very happy with his new room and new curtains. Love, love, love M.E. a beautiful quilt! That bag is just perfect and so is your bookmark. I just love gingham in all manner of ways! And yes, RBD gingham is fantastic to work with!!!

The Slow Quilter said...

What we will do for our grandchildren. Great job on the curtins and love your gingham bag.

Thearica said...

congrats on the new grandbaby. Your grandson looks so sweet with his new curtains. If he is like my grandson, you can do anything! My grandson thinks I hung the moon because I make him things and fix his stuffed animals when they have a hole. I think he makes holes in them when he knows I am coming.. lol

Lori said...

your projects are wonderful. someday I hope to sew for grandchildren also.

Linda said...

Big brother (who is so very tiny!) is adorable and looks so proud of his new curtains!!!
Baby sister's quilt is beautiful! What a great center panel!
Love the bookmark too!

Lana said...

Oh my goodness! AND I MEAN GOODNESS! Look at all those lovelies! I can't just choose one...they are all so wonderful...
I know that little quilt will be a favorite for your sweet girl...I just love it!!!!

Leah said...

Beautiful projects! Love the purse. I have that same Riley Blake Fabric and you have inspired me. It looks fabulous with the yellow gingham.

Carol said...

Congratulations on the new granddaughter! It looks like your grandson is loving the curtains and your Mary Englebret quilt is adorable. I love your bag with Amanda Herring fabric (she has such cute designs)...great projects!

Joyce Carter said...

There is nothing like having a new sweet grandchild. Congratulations. The curtains are pretty- just right for that sweet little boy. I am sure he loves his new big-boy room. And the quilt is so cute. But I am really loving the bag. The colors are so pretty together. Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Love, Love you gingham tote for projects. It is adorable. The gingham bookmark is sweet. Great job on all of your projects. Looking good.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great projects! Love your bookmark and your project bag, very cute.

Joan Kawano said...

I love Mary Engelbreit. What an adorable little wall hanging. Perfect curtains for a special little one too. Your tote bag is just too cute!

Julie in WA said...

I love your cheerful bag! What fun it must be to sew for grandchildren. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects.

LJ said...

Great bag! I love that it's so large cuz my take-along projects always require more space than I realize.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi there! Congratulations on your sweet new addition. It seems like it was a happy summer :) I really, really am crazy about your bag! Is there a pattern you are going to share with us? Also, your bookmark is lovely, fresh and dear. I must admit, as a librarian, I do have a bit of a bookmark fetish......Did I mention how much I like that bag?

Jane's Quilting said...

Your projects are all enjoying. I just adore your bag. The fabric as and paternity is perfect in my book.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow the bag is so cute, and the embrodery very beautiful too.
thanks for sharing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your little one is a doll with his curtains and congratulations on a new addition. I love your bag - it looks like a great size. blessings, marlene

gpc said...

What joy for you! Love your projects -- great bag, that's been my main sewing lately, I love tote bags! :)

the girlfriend gap said...

Lucky grand children to have you sew for them. Thanks for sharing all of your pretty creations. Everyone has bee so productive this summer. Janita

Cindy said...

Such a nice Grandma! Fun projects.

madebymeinred said...

Such a great tote! The colors are just great and it looks like it'll hold everything you need.

Mara said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter, love the yellow gingham it is so bright and cherry perfect for a bag.

Judy said...

My favourite project is your tote bag,so full of positive energy with these great colours and fabrics!
And I really admire your patience with the cross stiched bookmark, it looks really fantastic!

Susie Q said...

Love the curtains, your Grandson looks so pleased. Love the bag, a girl can never have enough bags. Hugs, Susie x

Rhonda R said...

What wonderful projects you made. Your grandson is so cute! I love the ME panel and the borders look great. Your bag is lovely.

Linda J said...

I bet the kids will love the curtains and quilt. I love your gingham cross stitch piece and the tote bag is adorable!

Theresa said...

Cute curtains and your gingham bag is really pretty.

Amy said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Your grandson is just precious standing in front of those curtain you made. Love the bag. I need to whip up a cute bag to care my sewing along in.

Cathy said...

Love! Is that dollhouse on the cross stitch a part of a stocking by any chance? It looks exactly like a stocking I have started for my daughter. Congrats on the new grandbaby!!

Suze said...

Wonderful projects. I can tell your grandson likes his curtains. He is a cutie. The quilt is adorable. I love the cross stitch bookmark. I need to cross stitch again. The bag is perfect for carrying a project and other items. Thanks for sharing your amazing accomplishments of the summer. Hope to see you in more hops soon.

Karen Thurn said...

Very cute and colorful bag.

Quilt n Queen said...

Congrats on a new granddaughter!! It is always fun sewing for the grandones. Love, love the gingham bag...perfect with the ric rac!! Thanks for sharing your summer sewing projects!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family Jill :)
The little quilt is adorable and I absolutely love the bag you have made in those happy looking fabrics.
Your little grandson is so sweet and he looks very happy indeed with his new curtains.
Margaret

Ivory Spring said...

Jill,

So glad you stopped by my blog to celebrate crafting with kids.

OH my -- your projects are lovely! I love that bag. I have been looking for a bag to keep my cross-stitch stuff, and now my daughter's too. :)