Friday, October 23, 2015

Kayla's quilt finish

Finally after two years of collecting the out of print fabric and several interruptions. My granddaughter, Kayla's quilt is finished. 

The fabric is Paris Flea Market by Three Sisters.
The backing is a white flannel to make it warm and soft.

She loves the Shabby Chic Look and rag quilts.

I used my Accuquilt to cut all the fabric. I made a couple rag quilts before I bought the Accuquilt and let me tell you it is ten times faster with the machine.

Of course a lot of time I saved using the Accuquilt was spent with the seem ripper, because I kept forgetting rag quilts are sewn the opposite of regular quilts.

I think it turned out pretty good and my granddaughter is anxiously waiting for it to arrive. 

That's my finish for the week.

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Scraps and Ribbon

 You know how it is, you find a deal on bags of fabric at a garage sale for one or two dollars. Score! Who can turn it down? Not me. So you go home and tell everyone who will listen about your deal. You post on Facebook so everyone can celebrate with you. Then months go by and you decide to do something with these bags of fabric. Add to all the fabric the fact that your sister sends you two large boxes of ribbon she scored for a dollar, and what do you make? 

Taggy blankets.

Taggy Blanket/Toy

Now I wouldn't call these blankets because the largest I have seen are 12 inches square. I had a stack of small flannel pieces in one bag that didn't coordinate with each other and I didn't have anything that would work either so these were perfect. I used all those pieces of flannel and a negligible amount of ribbon so I am happy. They are now in my Etsy shop.

 I also had a friend send me a large box of Christmas scraps. 

I made this toilet tank topper out of some of the Christmas scraps.

And started this Christmas table runner from a few more. 

I leave for another retreat in Alabama in a few days so no quilting or blogging for a week. They say the temps will be low 50s at night and 60s during the day. That is way to cold for this Florida girl. I will need to buy long pants before I go. 

I hope to have a finish to share on Friday. Until then, have a great day.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Finally It's Fall

 Fall is finally in the air for us central Floridians. The humidity is down a little and the mornings and evenings are cooling into the 70s. This weather makes me think of relaxing with cups of tea, stocking up on chili and soup fixings and pumpkin pies. 

I haven't accomplished anything I wanted to this past weekend. It seems as if I have been busy but not productive. Have you ever had days like that? 
I did finish the table topper I started last week.
It is in the picture above. 

I also finished a few more stuffed ornaments. I just love the gingerbread men on this heart.

I started these, two snack mats and a toilet tank topper last night and planned to finish them today. Didn't happen. I had another busy day and accomplished nothing.
What is a toilet tank topper?

A toilet tank topper is the latest rage in decorating. They are like small table runners that fit on the top of the toilet tank lid. They add color and style to your bathroom. I have seen super classy ones made from tapestry to simple one layer of cotton. I personally would not have the tapestry because I couldn't throw it in the wash. 

Do you decorate for the holidays? Do you include the bathroom in your holiday decorating? 


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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Christmas Already?

 I have sewn all week and most of last week on Christmas ornaments thinking these would be fast and easy to make. NOT! 

These are not to bad. Until I look the picture.

 Check out the gingerbread man's fat leg, oops

 This is the one and only stuffed star ornament. Those points are no fun. Add to that, I can't seem to sew a straight line lately and you will see why I will not be making another one.

These were not to bad, but nothing to brag about.

This Christmas Heart is my favorite. All hand sewn it took awhile but I didn't stress like the machine sewn ornaments.

I also like these patchwork hearts. I am making them from the leftover squares I have from Making my husbands quilt. I remember I hated this fabric because it stretched easy and frayed like crazy. But my Hubby really liked these fabrics.

 I made a few of these Tank Toppers/Small Runners to sell for Halloween decorating. I plan on making some Thanksgiving and Christmas ones too. The bathroom deserves some spucing for the holidays. Right?

And finally, I am in the process of  making a couple of these octagonal fall table toppers. I love this fabric but I think it is out of print as I could only find two yards of it in an Etsy shop. It is called Autumn Leaves by Windham Fabrics. If you know where to find more let me know. I have a friend who wants to buy some and I wouldn't mind having more myself. 

I also have been preparing for my next week on retreat at Camp Sumatonga in Alabama. They say the leaves will be in full splendor when I arrive the end of the month. I have four books to read before I go. Finished two and am just starting the other two so I need to spend more time reading and less sewing. 

My goals for the rest of the week and the upcoming weekend is to finish an order for large coasters, finish the two ornament orders totaling 9 ornaments and finish my granddaughter's rag quilt. Oh, and read those books. LOL Sounds like a lot! I better get sewing and reading.

Have a blessed week. 


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