Friday, January 29, 2010

Folding Chair Slipcovers

Look what I just purchased....
The Slipcover Chic pattern by Jona purchased from Fabritopia. Jona has lots of fabric and patterns available at great prices. I can't wait to play with this pattern over the weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Baby Blankets

Our friends, Matt and Sylvia had their baby, a little boy! Here is the quilt, changing pad and burp cloths I made for them in the begining of November. Thank goodness I didn't use too much pink and purple. I will have to make him another one that is more boy when he turns one.

January Finishes

Sorry about the awful pictures but it has been raining non stop here in Northern California. I finally finished a flannel quilt for my future sister-in-law. She is giving this pastel elephant quilt to her younger sister. (Younger sister is 21 and loves elephants.) SIL purchased the flannel in the form of receiving blankets and gave them to me to work my magic. I purchased the backing fabric (Floral) from Joann's. I think it turned out well.

This is a quilt for Nick. Nick is 7 and loves to hunt and fish with his dad and my husband. I have been promising him this quilt since I made his sister Emma a pink and white quilt in June 09. Sorry I took so long Nick! I used an assortment of Hunting/Outdoors fabrics that I have collected over the years. I have a few more quilts to make in the hunting/outdoors theme but I have the hardest time finding patterns that I like. I really need to sit down and brainstorm a new design like I did for Nick's. The combination of sashing and large tumblers made this quilt quick and easy to piece.

What I have been up to...

I have the winter blues. I have been craving warmer weather and daydreaming of spring. My Mom belongs to a group that manages an old grange hall in our home town. It is the hall that my husband and I were married in. It is the same hall where my brother and I grew up going to 4-H meetings and Cattlemen's functions. They have a Country Store every two years in March. This March happens to be the year. So I have been busy making crafty things to donate to the group. The money raised helps with the upkeep of the hall. I made some journal covers and I am working on some simple table runners using recipes from the moda bake shop.
I love the Moda Bake Shop for inspiration and ideas.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome 2010!

I would like to welcome 2010 with open arms... This past year has been one of hardwork, choices, sacrafices, saddness and happiness. That is all in the past now.

A few quilting things that I would like to do this year are:

1. Finish all the wip's on my list, finally.

2. Make a quilt for my bed, yep mine!

3. Write out my original designs like a real pattern for record keeping.

4. Keep a log or journal in addition to this blog for my quilting.

5. Enter a quilt in the county fair.

I could go on and on but these will do for now. I hope you all are enjoying this cold weather. I work in the propane business and this time of the year is very busy for us. Keeps the days going by quickly but not a lot of time for quilting. There is always tomorrow!