Sep 24, 2018

Moroccan Lullaby

I belong to the Bees Knees, a quilting bee.
We've had and still have some pretty famous quilt fabric and pattern designers in our group.
I was so fortunate to be asked to join, this is my 5th year, I think :)
We took a little break and started off our new year this month.
It was Melissa Corry's turn, from the blog Happy Quilting Melissa.
She designed a quilt named Moroccan Lullaby.

I photography my unfinished 20 l/2" block in our new backyard in Arizona with the desert scape in the background.

This is a photo of Moroccan Lullaby, 
with all the blocks sewn together.
It can be made in many sizes and so many different 
fabric combinations.

Sep 17, 2018

Aprons for little girls!

 When your grand daughter asks you to make her an apron, you make her an apron.
But when you make her an apron, her sisters wants an apron.
So, I made all 3 of them an apron :)
I gave them some choices of fabric, and they were able to choose their own prints.

I measured them when they visited, but when I cut out the pieces, they looked way too tiny!
This is Neo's apron, she wanted the owls.

Neo is the one who asked me to make her an apron :)

Kylie chose the kitty cat fabric.

I think she likes it!
Kylie made the best smoothie I've ever had, on my birthday :)

This is Izzy's apron.
When I first made it, I thought it would fit on my 18" doll, 
but it was a little big for Red Rose.

Here's Izzy in her apron!!!

I didn't use a pattern, because aprons are easy.
I only gathered the skirt l l/2 times to the waistband.
If I were to make another, I would make the skirt wider on the waistband and make it more gathered.
I love sewing for those I love!!!

Sep 10, 2018

Pinwheel Baby Quilt

I made the Pinwheel baby quilt from a "Sweet" charm pack, by Urban Chiks for Moda fabrics.
There is a tutorial for this cute little quilt here, at Moda Bake Shop.
Jodi Nelson designed the quilt, it's one of my favorites.
All it takes is 1 l/4 yd of white and one charm pack.
I took a photo of the quilt (thanks to my husband) in Southern Utah, with the red rock mountain in the background.

I'm thrilled with my machine quilting!
I quilted swirls over the pinwheels and feathers in the border.

Prairie points are awesome too, giving the quilt added texture.

 I used a pink dot Riley Blake fabric for the background.

 My grandchildren love it when I back their quilts with soft minky.

I made this quilt for my newest grand daughter, Riley Jordan.

She is the cutest, especially when she smiles :)

This is a fast and fun quilt to make, and it's one of the most popular posts on my blog and on Pinterest.
I'm going to make some more and put them in my Etsy shop!

Sep 3, 2018

Quilty Fun Sewing Machine Cover & Mat

I love this book so much, there are still quite a few projects that I want to make from it.

This is the Sewing Machine Cover & Mat, aren't the quarter square triangles beautiful?
It's all Lori Holt fabric, except for the thread spools and the binding.

Don't examine my points too closely, lol!
I wanted to use this as a mat, not as a sewing machine cover.
It will protect my table, and is great to take on retreats.
The pockets where the spools of thread are, are very handy!

I backed the mat with Lori's Sew Cherry.
I machine quilted the mat "in the ditch".

My friend invited me to Farm Girl Chicks, a group of ladies who get together twice a month at a local quilt shop, 
and only work on Lori Holt projects.
How fun!!!
It's perfect for me :)