Cassie - made in 2007.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

2 new quilt tops almost done.

Had a nice week sewing and managed to put together two new quilt tops. For kids; a funny baby quilt top, throw, or wall hanging. Not sure what it will end up being. Either way it ends up it's just the cutest and funnest fabric to work with. Just need to quilt it and bind it.

The 2nd quilt I purchased the kit on sale at The Fabric Cafe, called Snowvball Quilt and it is in pinks and yellow. I have to say I don't normally have trouble with instructions, but this one ugH!, gave me some trouble. It was not as clear to me as it should have been. Although in the end it seemed to have come together pretty well. A few errors that will cover up well with quilting. Oh and just enough fabric to make the top, no mistakes allowed. I did manage to cut it out and fudge some triangles. I don't usually give advice to quilters more experienced than me but I may have to write them and tell them where I had trouble interpreting thier instructions. Maybe it will help someone who is just learning to quilt and follow instructions.

Here is a pic of it up to the 2nd set of borders, which I am still sewing together. When it all done I am sure it will be beautiful and some little girl will cherish it. At least I hope so.!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Birdie Stitches block of the month January 2011

I started and finished my first block for the Birdie Stiches block of the month. Very cute block and fun to do. I had a lot of 2 1/2" squares I had bought off ebay a few years back. They are fabrics from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Really wanted to buy new fabric but could not justify the expense. I must use up my stash first. I followed the sample, but after seeing the flicker posts I will try veering from the samples a bit.

I had a lot of fun with this block and I have already started piecing and preparing for the next month. Can't wait to see what comes next!!

Cat in the Hat Quilt almost done!!

I spent two days putting together the cat in the hat quilt. I used the panel and half yard fabric. I will have enough to do two quilts. Here is a picture of how my 1st quilt top and back came out. It has been sitting on the floor waiting for the quiting inspiration to hit me. Not sure how to quilt it. May do just outlining each block or stiple or squiggley lines all over. Just not sure yet.

I am really happy with the way the quilt came out. I know the quilting will cinch the deal and I want to do a nice job. Quilting my own tops has not come easy to me.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Birdie Stitches BOM

Stumbled on another nice blog with a very creative lady. I will give this block a try. I will use up my stash and add a fabric to it. Love to do embroidery. You can sit and watch TV and think too much about what you're doing. Plus winter time is a good time to do it. I will post pictures as I go along.

We are expecting some snow today and since the Jersey Shore is such a crap shoot we never know what we will get. Suppose to be only 1 - 3" but we will see.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stumbling to blogs can be great!

I was checking out the normal blogs I follow, and the number seems to be growing. There are so many creative people around the world it is humbling. I thought I held my own in crafts, quilting, sewing and anything other thing I do, but some of these folks are absolutely amazing.

Gum Tree Designs is amazing. Here is her blog --

Carol at this mmacjt is also very talented.

Check these blogs out for lots of inspiration and just to see some amazing work.

Hope you enjoy your day. The sun is shining here.