Friday, November 21, 2008

Where have I been

I have been here, busy getting ready for Christmas. I finished the cross quilt for my Aunt and already gave it to here

This is it before i put the binding on. I put a red binding around it and even made my own label.

It was just too perfect for her.

I have also been working on some other things for some people. I made this cute Lips bag for a friend of my Aunt who works in the Rodeo. She is in a Group Called the red lips, or something like that.

Red Lips fabric is almost impossible to find. This is actually a bandanna that I found at Joanns. I have to make 5 more of these for the rest of the ladies in the group.

Here is a sneek peek at what I'm working on now.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Merry Gift Making

I have already started making Christmas presents. Too Early? I usually end up waiting until the last minute (I work really well under pressure) to start a gift and them I'm stressed and worn out by the time I'm finished. Since I have recently started to venture into the world of Quilting, I thought I would make a few quilts this year. I get alot of my inspiration from everyone's blogs and seeing their work. I saw this Quilt on Crazy mom Quilts and just new that it was going to be perfect for my Aunt. this is what I have done so far.

It is very different from the one on Crazy mom quilts but I hope the overall effect is going to be the same. I love it already.

Scrappy Quilt

I just started quilting and have already fallen inlove with it. This quilt is made of all my scraps. I just love it. It was my first attempt at free motion quilting and I would have to say I'm pretty surprised with how it turned out. I had alot of tension problems that I did not discover until I had already quilted a good portion and I was not about to go rip it out. I just kept telling myself that this is the first one, It is not going to be perfect.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pattern sale and a cute Jacket

Last week Hobby Lobby had all their McCalls patterns on sale for $.99. I did not really need any but when they are cheap, why not. these are the ones I bought.

Emily made out the best with a pattern for some new shirts and jackets. I've been wanting the vintage apron pattern for a while now and just could not bring myself to pay $15.00 for it.
I really liked the little jacket, so I made one for Emily the other night. Isn't she the cutest ever.

I'm not sure what happened with the placement of the button holes. I did not notice them until it was too late and they were already cut. Oh well, I am going to make her the long sleeved one next in red and maybe put in a satin lining. I know she will like that.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Joe's friend's wife is having a baby so I wanted to make something for her rather than just go buy something. I found this tutorial for a really cute baby quilt at She gives very clear and easy to follow instructions which made it very simple to make. I left out the giraffe on the front because I did not have anything in my fabric stash to make it out of. Im very pleased with how it turned out and can not wait to give it to them.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

T-shirt Quilt

After asking my husband (Joe) if he wanted me to make him a t-shirt quilt he went into the closet and pulled out this pile of shirts.

it was alittle scary making the first cut, seeing as this was the first quilt i've ever made and some of these shirts he has had forever and have special meanings to him. I soon worked up the nerve though and began cutting and kept cutting for 3 hours.

This is where I am now. I have them all pieced and ready to go. Now I just have to decide how I want to quilt it.

Im new to this

where to begin? I've been reading sewing and craft blogs for awhile now and have decided it is time to start my own. I'm not sure how all this works but as soon as I figure it out I will post some of the projects I've been working on.