Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tom's Quilt...Finally Finished!


Finally finished hand sewing the binding.  Washed it and it didn't fall apart!  The fabric is Grand Traverse Bay by Minick and Simpson.  The finished quilt measures 64 X 64.  Now on to the next project.  So fun!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WWII Plane Quilt for Lucas



I just completed this quilt for my grandson Lucas.  The fabric has images of WWII fighter planes.  His room is decorated with planes so this will fit right in.  The back is finished with dark blue fleece so it's nice and soft.  My goal is to make a quilt for each immediate family member.  Two down!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Quilt for Karena





I just finished this quilt for my future daughter-in-law, Karena.  She and my son, Tim will be married June 4th.  I am so excited.  She is an artist and an art teacher.  As soon as I saw this fabric I knew I wanted to make a quilt for her.  It is supposed to resemble paint strokes.  The fabric is called Vincent VanGogh.  It was designed by the Vincent VanGogh Museum.  The quilt pattern I used was a freebie called "Gateway to Paradise."  I love the stained glass look of it.  It was a relatively quick quilt to put together thank goodness, especially since I am a beginner.  Although, there was a major learning curve in piecing the black strips.  My brain had a really tough time figuring those out!  Longarm quilting by Into the Night Quilting (Marsha Pennington.)  Next quilt I will be doing the quilting. 

Tim and Karena


Robert Kaufman Vincent VanGogh 2 Collection


 I didn't use all the colors in the jelly roll.  I wanted to stick to the brighter ones so it would look more like stained glass.




















Seems Oliver has made himself right at home.  Good thing she isn't allergic to cats!



Now on to finish the first quilt I started.  No more getting sidetracked!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Quilt Top in Blues

First quilt top done.  Of course, it is blue, is there any other color?  This had so many seams to match!  Not a good choice for a first quilt, but it was chosen by the quilting instructor.  I was forever taking out seams to rematch corners.  They are matched for the most part.  Now on to learning how to quilt.  Hope it's a tad easier than the top was.  I will re-post when it's completed.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

First Quilting Project

 I recently started a quilting class to see if I like quilting.  This table runner was my first project.  It was fun to make.  I used some fabrics that I had sitting around for years.  I made a few mistakes, but this is a learning experience.  Today I will start cutting a lap quilt.  This retirement thing is fun!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dear Friend


This is the first card I have done in a very long time.  Boy, am I out of practice!    Hopefully, I will be able to get back into crafting now that I'm retired.  I have forgotten so much I feel like I'm starting from scratch. The Silhouette was about to cause me to have a stroke.  I finally looked up my error message and was able to figure out what I was doing wrong.  Of course, it was me and not the machine!

The image and sentiment is from Art Impressions and it is colored with Copics.  The numbers were cut with the silhouette.

 
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