Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Here is my Jelly Roll Sampler block #3. I want you to know that I work Mondays and knowing that I need to have the block in for the giveaways I dash in to the sewing room to get it created.

I am starting to visualize the finished sampler.
Its going to be fun.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

I finally finished Karen and Ammons wedding quilt. It was disappointing for me to not have finished it before the wedding! You know how everyone likes to display the Quilt during the reception, well I did anyways, sandwiched and safety pinned to death! One guest even came up to us and asked if there was a significance to all the safety pins. I just assumed everyone would know that it was just not finished yet. I guess having 5 of my kids get married in 11 months did me in with having lots and lots of things to do!

After the wedding was over, it did suddenly get put in the not so important to finish pile. After a few other accomplishments I started feeling so guilty when Karen started saying how cold she was at night! So.... Now that the weather is really warming up its finished!!! lol, Sorry Karen.

It was really a very cute and easy pattern called Venetian Dream from Fons and Porter. This will be Quilt #47.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Its been almost 2 months since Karen got married, but I promised that I would show you the dress that Karen wore. The photos are in reversed order that I wanted them to be in so - This photo is of all my children along with their spouses.
I sure do love all of them. What blessings they are to me. One son, Dallin, who is 9th from the left is the only one that is not married. He will be leaving me shortly as well as he is preparing for his mission later this year.

This photo is in the room where we got her ready. Not the best photo of that lady in black who we will leave "unidentified" but it was a good one of the dress.
Its a 2 pieced dress. The top has trim and beads around the neckline, sleeve hems and at the bottom of the bodice. The skirt has very large beads tacked in where there is a puffed bunch.

She liked it!

You may need to click on the picture to enlarge it for the details

And this is lovely Karen. Don't remember if its before or after the ceremony, but she looks so happy. I love her lots.

I always wanted to make my daughters wedding dress and now I can say that dream has been accomplished!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Here is a close up of a new purse that I made for myself. I just love the polka dot and its versatility with all sorts of fabrics. I wouldn't of thought of doing such a thing until I saw the pattern at a exhibit with a kit to go with.

Its a bit more narrower than the bags that I usually tote around but I can make adjustments the next time I make it.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Here is block #2 for my Jelly Roll Sampler 2010 Quilt Along. I can tell you that after the completion of square #1, I could hardly wait for the 2 weeks to go by to see what square #2 was going to look like. This will be a fun summer anticipating what will be happening. For those who don't know what I am talking about check out Moosequilts site. I am sure its not to late to start. You can check out flickr to see what others are doing as well.


PS: I did see my big oops after I posted the photo here and on flickr. As soon as I saw it, I yanked if apart and its now fix. Just didn't replace the photo before some of you saw it. Now I am too lazy to change the photo!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

For my new Grand-daughter! She is still 4 weeks away from coming but the baby shower for her momma is tonight! It still needs the label made and sewn on the back which I will do today! I have loved this Birdie Fabric from Moda ever since it came out and finally, finally purchased some fabric to border and back the charm pack that I already had. This will be Quilt #46, and I sure hope both Anna and Baby enjoy!

Little applique flowers just like Natalia did on her tutorial!

A little snapshot of the backing!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hey everyone, enter here for a chance to get a bundle of Kona fabrics! Check out her blog too!http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-time-kona-cotton-color-wheel.html

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Here are a few pictures of more of the bags that I sew for friends

The first few pics are for my dog loving friends (if you couldn't tell). One of the photos show the inside pockets where there is 2 of them, one on each side.

Thought I would show you both sides. The dogs are really quite cute. I knew that I loved them when I saw one of them drinking
Pupsi Cola! Pepsi rocks over Coke any day!

She also wanted on for her mother out of blue patchwork.
Hope she likes them.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler Block #1

I am excited about this Quilt Along that I signed up to do. Every 2 weeks another sampler block is posted using the same jelly roll materials. I chose a collection of 1930's that I think will work out very fine. In August, the last of these blocks will be posted and then you have another beautiful quilt. If you are interested. go check out
The button on my sidebar isn't working right. Still having problems with adding buttons I guess! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Its all finished!
What do you think?

Heres a couple blocks of my finished "all hand pieced" quilt top! You can sure get a lot done during the Olympics! YEAH! I think I will give myself a "Gold Medal" for doing so much hand stitching during those 2 weeks.

Actually, for clarification, the star blocks were all done and was just sitting in a basket. I just needed the right time to put them all together with Muslim blocks.

Now to put some thought on how I will Quilt this up.
Any suggestions?