Showing posts from 2014

My Disney Frozen Sisters Mini Quilt

Afraid that I made this quilt up as I went along... First one of this kind that I ever made up. It is a pannel quilt...  It is only my 3rd quilt. All 3 were made up within the past 5 years... With about 60 years of sewing under my belt, I just used common sense when working on all of them.
Showing the finished mini quilt by laying it on the couch
Actually, with the first two, used my Brother SE350 as shown below with my first one, the Strawberry Cake quilt. I used the design on the back for making straight line sewing on the whole quilt, not like the Disney Frozen Sisters mini quilt, with changing directions, etc. The second quilt had the same backing as the first one, but, in yellow, and done up the same way as the first one.

 See both of them on my other (older) blog, Did not take any photos until I was ready to put the side bindings on the Disney mini quilt, so, winging it in trying to illustrate the different steps when making up …

Outgoing Holiday Presents & Exchange Items for 2014

It is that time of the year again for holiday presents, exchanges, swaps, and secret santa, etc.  Working on two of them on the internet this year. Made up 2 sets of similar items for them plus a couple of different items for them.  Was fun to do up.

25 Weeks Santa Swap on Yahoo Groups. All done up and ready to go out in the mail in a few days. Sewing Goodies Holiday Swap on Facebook. Sent all out Saturday, 11/15. She should recieve it today, Monday, 11/17 or tomorrow, Tuesday, if USPS is on schedule. Loved the holiday owl fabric that I used for both of the swaps, like what I used on this medium size table scarf  for the 25 Weeks Secret Santa swap. along with using it on the placemats, 2 sets of 4 of them. and the oven mits, 2 sets of 2 of them. Of course, they all are reversible to different fabrics on the other sides of them... The owl scarf backing: Used a blue fabric with strings of light bulbs for the backing. On the front of this scarf I also used one of the strip fabrics that i…

2014 Kitchen Swap: Aprons & Bibs

Aprons & Bibs My Kitchen Swap partner asked me for aprons and bibs. These are the ones I made up for her, 4 aprons and 2 bibs. 2 Adult Aprons 2 Childrens Aprons 2 Childrens Bibs I made the Mother/Daughter aprons match by using some of the fabric from the daughters apron on the pockets as trim on the pockets of the mothers apron. Plus I used brown rick rack on the daughters apron to match her mothers apron. Both have pink and brown in their fabric designs. I chose the fabrics for these two. However, the Man's and Childs aprons don't match. The mother picked out the fabric from some I had in my fabric stash for the boys apron. I also told her that I had a pre-printed John Deere apron that she okayed too. Was only supposed to make up one bib. But, I made up two of them because I wasn't sure of the sizing for her baby girl. One is long and one is short. They are made out of a pink background flannel fabric. I picked this fabric out because of its pink background and becau…