Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nine patch

I already had these 9 patches made up so when I saw the darling vintage pattern
on the Moda Bake shop I decided to put these together into a baby quilt. I think it will
look terrific with the baptist fan pattern quilted on top just like the little vintage doll

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


My string quilt is coming along and I think at this point I may add some sashing to separate the blocks and call it done and use it for a baby quilt. I am thinking about adding the name of the recipient in the borders using the freestyle letters I so love from Tonya.
It sure is a fun and mindless block that goes together quickly. I actually used a light colored fabric for the foundation which is the middle strip of each block.
This is my first try at string blocks but will certainly not be my last :0). Bonnie has so many great ideas on her site for string quilts.

This baby block and little ribbon tab baby quilt are my interpretation of the project over at the Moda Bake shop done by Nicole this week. She of course used new and delightful Moda prints but I used some scraps. I used a piece of scrap Fleece for the backing and she used the baby friendly minki, but the idea is the same. Which is to have the ribbon tabs sticking out so a baby can play with them. I highly recommend the Moda site for great ideas and tutorials.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New baby and visitors

Another crumb quilt was mailed today to my friends 3rd grandchild....
Clara :0)...both her parents graduated from Michigan.
I had a skunk and a deer grazing together in the back yard this afternoon :0), think they are friends?

Monday, September 14, 2009

scraps and the end of summer

I am ankle deep in scraps up in my sewing room.....time to sew some of them up and get them out the house. Have you noticed that scraps never really get used up they just keep multiplying?
I love the beauty of a perfect morning glory
One of my shade loving peonies going to seed. Yes, these are the true colors.

Its been a very wet cool summer here in Pokeytown, the vegetables didn't produce much, we had no tomatoes and no summer days with temperatures above the 80's. And now its nearly over.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Another top finished

Shirt pockets left on...........
sewn right into the top
And its done :0).......into the pile waiting for Debby to quilt .
Love this top, I was going to give it away but I may have to keep this one.

Friday, September 4, 2009

shirt-stripe boxes..the layout

I'm playing around with the blocks trying to get an even flow of color across the top.
Some of these blocks are made from shirts but some are also made from my stash of shirting fabrics, the orange shirt survives uncut :0).

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

shirt-stripe boxes

I'm ready to put these blocks up on the design wall......yep 273 blocks.
I'll be doing that while watching the US OPEN tennis from NYC.
I've also got to get to a birthday crumb will be my last in a series of 6.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tiny toy Elephant

This 4.5 inch elephant is on the hunt! I made this for my dear granddaughter Lily to go with her elephant quilt for her birthday. Its from "Sewing tiny toys" by Carolyn Vosburg Hall. Her book gives the best directions with pictures. I enjoyed sewing this by hand, I stuffed it with leftover pieces of wool batting........isn't he cute?