Sunday, September 4, 2016

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade

I am so excited to join the Pincushion Parade this year.  Click the link to see all of the great prizes and then be ready to share photos of your pincushions when the link opens!!!

Here are my entries to the parade:

Sara and I decided to try our hand at making at least one new pincushion.  Here is my little teacup cushion.  I think it turned out pretty sweet.

I found this cute little floral pincushion somewhere along the way.  It is now one of my favorites.

Here's one made out of a cute little basket.  I also picked this one up "along the way."

This last one is the one I have used for years.  You can see all of the pins and needles in it.  My daughter Sara made it for me when she took a home ec class in middle school.  I have to say that this is my all time favorite. ♥

That's it for now.  I am excited to start a bigger collection for next years parade.

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?)