Friday, June 24, 2016

In Our Garden BOM revisited

Since I keep forgetting to post my finished blocks I decided to put all in one post. This has been another learning experience for me. I have a much harder time with the pieced blocks than the appliqué but they are all coming along and I am enjoying working on each of them.  I am ready for July blocks now :).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In Our Garden Block of the Month

Irene and I joined this block of the month group.  Each month we are given the pattern for a pieced block and an appliqué block.  These are my blocks for February:


Here are my March blocks:


I am looking forward to Friday so that I can see what our next blocks will be!

Round and Round We Go!


I joined my sisters, Irene and Ida, my daughter Sara and fellow blogger Mary in a Round Robin group.  I first joined because my daughter wanted to do it and I agreed to help her and I decided as long as I was helping I may as well join too.  Sara and I are both new at this quilting adventure.  I have done a few things sporadically over the years but not with any consistency.  I guess I didn't really know what to expect when we started.  I was a little apprehensive about working on someone else's piece.  I guess I was afraid to mess it up.  Since I warned reminded everyone that I am a novice (along with Sara), I decided to give it a go.  I have to say it has been a lot of fun and each time I finish one round I am excited to start the next.  I can't wait to see all of the finished products.  Here is a picture of my center block.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Christmas Gifts....I was busy!

Once I got started I just kept going. I made a quilt for Michael (which I wish I had back now that I purchased a new sewing machine. )  Michael had been asking me for a quilt ever since I made Max his quilt several years ago. I had purchased the fabric, started the quilt, and then did not like the way it looked so quit making it. Fast forward 3 years and I ripped apart what I had previously done, added some different fabrics in and used the same technique I had used with Carson's quilt a couple of weeks earlier. Here it is.
Next, I made 3 afghans.  One for Mama, one for Sara, and one for Megan.  I used a really large crochet hook and double strands of really soft yarn.  They were very simple to make - I just used single crochet throughout.  I thought they turned out nice.  Here they are.

                                                     This is the one I made for Mama.

This is Sara's.                               



This is Megan's.

















That is all for now but will have another picture soon when I finish my current project - I am making a t-shirt quilt for Sara.  Wish me luck.  (It should be easy since I have my new sewing machine. - Right?)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Goodies for Max and Carson

Well now I'm on a roll.  Sara and I decided to make some fun goodies for the boys to send with the quilt.  We made a felt Christmas tree with lots ornaments for the boys to use to decorate the tree.  Of course, I couldn't just make simple bulb ornaments, I had to make them extra special with the boys favorite characters.  Max really likes the Ninja Turtles and Super heroes while Carson likes the Disney characters.  Then we decided to make a snowman.  Sara turned it into a Olaf snowman with lots of fun accessories.


Carson's quilt

This is my grandson Carson's quilt.  I purchased the materials to make this quilt just after he was born (in May 2014) and never actually started on it until a couple of weeks ago.  My sister Irene gave me a pattern that she explained would be simple and quick.  I proceeded to put off the creating since it still seemed beyond my abilities.  Finally I decided that I better get it to him before he turns two and I started and finished the quilt in about 3 days with the help of Irene who talked me through the process.  It was actually as simple as she had told me it would be.  Someday I may learn to listen.