Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Halloween Hot Pads

Jenny mentioned that she didn't have any Halloween hot pads, of course my stash has lots of fall scraps so I made a pair of hot pads for her and one for myself.



I found the idea for the patchwork top on Pinterest and followed this link.  The quilting on the hot pads is a pumpkin copied from a coloring page.

 
The back of the hot pads came from my stash, mice peaking out from behind pumpkins.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pumpkin Wall Hanging

The spot next to the phone needed a new wall hanging; the bunnies were looking out of season as fall approaches.  This is the new fall decoration.


The vines are not smoothly quilted but maybe with more practice my free motion quilting will improve.
 
I tries something new with the binding, I added the orange batik flange.  Two types of flanges were discussed online, I chose to go with the flange being sewn on first rather than combining it in the binding.

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.