Sunday, February 24, 2013

2012 Christmas Quilt

Well, I barely got the quilt done in time for me to take it to my daughters house for Christmas!  But,  I must say it was a lot of fun to do.  The pattern for this quilt is from Nancy Halverson named "I Believe"

What's a Christmas Quilt with out a SANTA...

And there is always "HOPE" for the world to be a better place...

And, Christmas time is for fun and LAUGHTER too...

Ok, enough of the blocks.  Lets see the whole quilt..."I BELIEVE IN. . ."

What shall I do for next Christmas....Hmmm, I will have to think on it.  Until later, Happy Quilting!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Grandma's Gift

Last year my granddaughter Poppy celebrated her 18th birthday and graduated from High School.  I wanted to make a quilt for her, one she would love and cherish for years to come.  After much thought, I came up with a "Hello Kitty" theme.  She had always loved "Hello Kitty" and still does today so this seemed like a natural.

I didn't buy the printed fabric with the Hello Kitty on it already but rather made appliqué of Kitty on large blocks.  I took the basic HK shapes and changed them up to fit my granddaughter's life.  For instance, Poppy played softball throughout most of her school years.  So, I made the HK figure with her #10, added an MVP to the shirt top and put on a baseball cap with her signature bow.

Next, I thought about her Graduation and made HK a cap and gown!

Now that she has graduated and is beginning the next phase of her life, I saw her as the young woman she has become.  What woman doesn't have a Little Black Dress!  Check out her jewelry and that rhinestone in her nose!

The rest of the images were pretty much standard HK.

I added a Minkee back in a soft pink and this is what I ended up with.

Needless to say, Poppy LOVED the quilt!  I plan on making a quilt for each of my children and grandchildren.  Oh how I wished I had started quilting earlier!  I've got a lot to do....better get back at it!  Have a good quilting day!  Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rug Mug Swap

I joined a Rug Mug Swap through the "Quilting Gallery"Newsletter.  It was quick and fun.  It's a secret swap so I don't know who is sending me a swap but I am sure it will be beautiful!  My swap partner lives in Dubai, UAE.  I sent hers off today.  I hope she likes it.  Take a look at them:

These are small little rugs around 6" x 9".  Which one is your favorite?  I'll post the swap I receive when I get them.  Have a great rest of the week!  See you next time.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Just a few more...Projects!

Well, I can't believe it is February already!  This year is already off to the races and I still have some UFO's from last year that I am trying to get done.  Before I get to those, let's look at some more of my completed pieces...

Colors of the Fall
Table Runners are fun and quick to make.  I love them and try to make them for each season.

Holly in the Round

This was fun and easy to make, one of the first I did.  Got the pattern for this from one of the Fons and Porters Celebrations magazine.

HO HO HO . . . Who Wouldn't Go !
This adorable wall handling was from a pattern by Nancy Halverson.  Also the two following pillows out of the same book.  I think I love appliqué.  I seem to gravitate towards those patterns.  Some day I would like to do a Baltimore Album Quilt...I must be crazy!

Singing Pillow

Happy Misletoes

Thanks for joining me today.  There's more to come but I promise, there is an least until I get some UFO's done!