Jan 29, 2018

Come Together quilt

There's a quilting book I have which I just love, it's called "Modern Bee, 13 quilts to make with friends, by Lindsey Conner.
This block is called "Come Together", and I chose it for my Bees Knees, a quilting bee.

 I was making the quilt for my son in law, and needed something on the masculine side :)
I bought some beautiful Kona teal, Kona Snow White, and used some  Denyse Schmidt fat quarters that I had in my stash.  
The black print corners are Cotton and Steel.
I cut the fabric and made kits for each of my bee friends.

The blocks matched up perfectly, and I began machine quilting!
I quilted crosshatch squares, about an inch and a half apart.

I took a class on Craftsy, by Jacquie Gehring.
She told us to put painter's tape on the sandwiched quilt, to guide our first machine quilting line, from corner to corner.  
After that, I used the guide on my walking foot to follow.

Yay, I successfully quilted the whole thing!
It was a windy day when I photographed my quilt.

I backed the quilt with orange, it's my son in law's favorite color.

I really wanted to keep the quilt for myself, lol!

There are little paw prints in the shape of circles on the orange fabric.
My son in law has 5 dogs, so I thought it was perfect!

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Jan 22, 2018

Amazon Kindle Cases

I made 4 little Amazon Kindle cases, for 4 little grand daughters.
I made this one for Paisley, because the little girl with the round cheeks reminded me of her :)

I had to show you a photo of the back, because I think that little farm girl is so cute!

I made this one for Kylie, just because!

I love Japanese fabric, the little characters are so colorful and interesting.

I made this one for Neo, just because flamingos are so pretty!

I made this one for Reagan, because she loves Panda bears :)

Even the inside has pandas!!!

Here are all of the little cases that they got as an extra gift from me.
But guess what?
Their kindles didn't fit, because I didn't realize that they all had safety covers!
Kylie loved hers though!
She carried it around all week with her treasures and candy, lol!
You can find the tutorial here by Fresh Lemon Quilts, except I changed the measurements.

Thanks for following me and my creations :)

Jan 15, 2018

Doll Bassinet

I made a really cute little bassinet for my grand daughter Taylor, for Christmas.
You can find the tutorial here.

I chose a soft pastel with pink, red and gray to match the baby doll's outfit.

You can see the simple crosshatch quilting I did.

I couldn't make a bassinet without making a quilt and a pillow!

This doll's so cute, I almost wanted to keep her for myself, lol!

I love the back of the quilt too, it's really happy!

This is my adorable little grand daughter Taylor, she'll be 2 years old next month!
She and her sisters visited for Christmas, and I was able to watch her open her gift, bonus!!!

I've made quite a few of these bassinets, you can see them here, here, here and here.
Thanks for reading my blog :)

Jan 8, 2018

Kylie's Birthday Dress

I made another dress from a McCall's pattern, this one is for my grand daughter Kylie's 5th birthday!
The fabric is called "A Little Sweetness" by Tasha Noel.

The bag is called Lined Drawstring Bag, and is a free tutorial by Jeni Baker, you can find it here.

 I love the script fabric :)

Here's Kylie in her dress, it fit her really well!

This is a great pattern, I've made it 4 times now :)