Monday, July 28, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite children's book. 
I bought again it for one of my great-nieces, Skylar.

Over 30 years ago, I bought this pattern to make a toy doll for my daughter, Angie.  Since I've used the pattern to make the dog for a great-niece, Audrey.  I used it again to make a caterpillar to go with the book.

 
I found all the fabric I needed in my stash.


He was a fun project, hope Skylar enjoys him.
 

Friday, July 11, 2014

January in the Smoky Mountains

This is the view from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's home in North Carolina. 



This wall hanging I made for my sister-in-law Pam's birthday.
 
 
The quilting was done with invisible thread, but seems to show up in the photo. 
The thread painted trees were made with one strand to gray and one strand of
brown rayon thread.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Art Quilt Challenge

During the month of May, the art quilt group I belong to had quilts on display at the Saginaw Township City Hall.  One set of quilts was made with  the ugly challenge fabric (leads to earlier post with my project).



 
 
Francine made "Color Study"  using dye to gradually change the challenge fabric.
 


Linda made "Sunshine", a happy sun face using the fabric.
 
 

 
Jane made "Intrigue" weaving the challenge fabric.
 
 

 
I made "Queen Red Lime Zinnia" using the ugly fabric.
 
 
 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Disappearing Nine-Patch I Spy Baby Quilt

Using up some of my stash and purchasing some dog and cat fabric, I made a disappearing nine-patch baby quilt for charity.

 
The nine-patch blocks had to be arranged in special order so that the completed blocks would be in the same direction. A tutorial here shows how to make the I Spy Disappearing  Nine-Patch.
 
The backing is made up of leftover cat and dog fabric from the front.
 

Striped fabric was used to make a more interesting binding.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

String Quilt Blocks

The Millington Quilt Club gives quilts to fire victims in the area.  Faith, who manages the quilts, asked members to make 10 inch string quilt blocks using brights.  I had no problem finding some bright scraps in my stash.


It was fun arranging the blocks. 
 

Considering, I didn't make even a small dent in my collection of brights and the blocks were fun to make; I should make a string quilt for myself.  I think I will put the same color in the center of each block.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Projects

When I saw this fabric on Equilter, I knew I had to make some Easter gifts using it.


I made two tote bags for my great nieces.
 
 
Polka dot fabric was used for the lining. 
 

The bags were big enough to hold some books I found for the girls.
 
 
This is Skylar with her bag.
 
This is Audrey with her bag.

The leftover fabric was used to decorate some kitchen towels. 
 
 
The bunny fabric was fussy cut and appliqued to purchased towels and grosgrain ribbon, eyelet lace and thirty's fabric decorates the bottom of the towels.
 
 
 
 

Easter Desserts

We were lucky enough to be able to celebrate Easter with both of our families.  I made desserts to take to both gatherings.  The first was sugar packed and the second was sugar free.

The Peeps cake was made using a chocolate cake mix and adding Dream Whip and package of dry chocolate pudding mix.  The cake was frosted with
cream cheese frosting made with Cool Whip.


 
The trifle had layers of sugar free angel food cake, strawberries and blueberries and
 a mixture of sugar free cream cheese pudding, a can of crushed pineapple
 and  Free Cool Whip.