Friday, December 31, 2010

12 Days of Christmas

Two years ago I saw a beautiful Christmas wall hanging (that looked way better than the one above) in a magazine in 2008.  It was called 12 Days of Christmas and was created by Anni Downs from Hatched and Patched in Australia.  I decided I would attempt to make it.  I completed most of it by Christmas 2009, but never quite completed it.  I decided I had to finish it by this Christmas, and so I did.  I didn't get the placement quite right, but it is finished and it hung on my wall for Christmas this year.  I really like Anni Downs' patterns!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Table Top

Last year Mom & I saw a Thanksgiving Table top at a quilt shop in Utah.  The pattern is by Ashby's attic.  She's created a whole series of these table tops & a whole bunch more!  I've bought several patterns at PineNeedles I found the pattern and finally got around to making it and quilting it myself.  Here it is:

I like it and can't wait to finish my Christmas one!  Then winter, Then Spring and then I'll need to get the other patterns!

Thanksgiving Countdown

Last year I saw a post on Moda Bake Shop for a 12 Days of Thanksgiving Advent Calendar designed by Melissa Mortensen .  I totally wanted to make one, but couldn't find any Thanksgiving/Fall fabric left.  Earlier this year I found some from last year's collection at a quilt shop and scooped it up & here's what I made:
It probably doesn't look the best on this wall because the wall color is similar to the background fabric.  I finished it on the 1st day of the 12 days of Thanksgiving - but I didn't put anything in the pockets.  I really want to think about it and make it meaningful - so now I'll have a whole year to prepare!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I've been working

I've been working on things, but I haven't been taking pictures.  I made a few more of those pool bags, and making some headway on some block of the month stuff.  Right now I'm working on a thanksgiving thing and I will be taking pictures of that when I finish. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flag Table Runner

This is the same runner I made for Anne's Mom last year, but with the fabric left over from the Emily's Garden  quilt I made a couple of weeks ago.  The quilting didn't go that well, but as long as I don't look too closely I like my table runner. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Flag Shirts

This is what Amy & I are wearing for Independence Day.  We couldn't find any shirts we liked, so I made our own.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Daisy Charm

Last summer on my way through Boise, I stopped at the Quilt Crossing.  Mom & I found the Quilt Crossing when we were in McCall and wanted to explore quilt stores in the greater Boise area.  They had a kit for this quilt
The pattern is called Daisy Charm by Waltzing with Bears.

I quilted it with my sewing maching. My favorite part - daisies!

Amy's Market Tote

I made several "tote/ shopping bags" for my sister in laws two years ago.  Amy saw them and wanted one.  Slacker that I am, I didn't get to it until today.  Here you go Amy!

Flag Pillow

I had a really long pillow form, that I've never used and some honeybun strips from last summer.  This is what I did with those two items:

Monday, June 21, 2010

What I've been doing

This is what I did today:

It's covering a big pile of stuff from work that I have to move myself.  The pattern is Emily's Garden In Blossom by Cotton Way, made from Minick & Simpson's Flag Day Farm fabric.   

I'm toying with the idea of quilting it myself.  Probably madness, but maybe - I've got all summer.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gift for Anne

I made this cell phone/iPod case and key ring holder for Anne for her birthday.  I don't know what the fabric is but I really like the red.  The pattern for the cell phone case is from Moda Bake Shop .  I can't remember where I got the pattern for the key ring from, but I know it was one of the craft blogs I read.   I also made one for my Mom for her birthday with different fabric.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Floral Tradition Quilt Kit

Last year I bought a Quilt Kit from Fat Quarter Shop.  The kit contained a Layer Cake and a Jelly Roll with Moda's Howard Marcus Collection Tradition and the Pattern Sugar Free by Threaded Pear Studio.  Here's how it turned out:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Laura's Quilt

One of my friends from work, Laura, got married last summer.   She married a youth pastor and they are a cute and funky couple.  I bought a bunch of black and white fabrics from The Quilt Crossing in Boise Idaho, when I passed through this summer.  I decided to use these fabrics to make a quilt.  The pattern is Ciopinno by Quilt Soup.  I was finally able to hand it over to her in March.

Pool (Beach) Bags

The summer is almost upon us and I have three girls I need to make birthday gifts for - Holly's two oldest girls and Anne's Emma.  I thought I'd send their gifts a little early so they can use it during the summer.  The pattern came from Moda Bake Shop .

For Hudson

I have a new nephew - Hudson.  I made these as a gift for him: