Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Attack of the Dinos and Some Contagious Smiles

While I was getting ready for work I took some time out to snap a few shots of my boys, plus LuLu, having fun with their new dinos.

LuLu, Alex, Dad, LJ, Buddha

Both dogs are puggles...half Pug and half Beagle

Alex attaching LuLu with his dino....she seems not to mind!

LJ attacking daddy with his dinosaur....ROOOARRR!

Look at those beautiful smiles and wild hair-do's! It's contagious!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

D is for Double Dinos

For the past week I have put the new quilt on hold to work on a little something for my boys....

Dilbert the Dino by Melly & Me

(LJ and Alex holding up their new dinos that I made for them)

I made two at the same time, which I think was better, but confusing at times...had to make sure I kept the fabrics separate.

I was able to finish them yesterday, while the boys were at their grandparents.....

The stuffed dino toys were their welcome home surprise.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fabric Rainbow

Kona Solids of 1 1/2" strips and 1 Moda Honeybun (which will be a surprise for now!) I'm going to use a postage stamp layout for this quilt...I'm really hoping that it turns out nice.

Starting from the left to right:

Blush Pink
Dusty Peach

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Smocked Pillow

For the last 3 days I've been working on another project out of the book "One Yard Wonder"!
This is what the project looked like last night before I went to bed, which took me about 4 hours to do. (Yeah, I didn't go to bed until about 12:30 am)

Here's a side view....and if you're wondering what I did, the direction said to smock the fabric and told you exactly how to do it, which was so simple!

Top view, with a fabric cover shank button, which I made myself, with the same fabric that I used for the main body of the project.

So...what do you think of the pillow I made....I'm thinking it's cool looking, considering I tried something new....ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Now if only it went with my home decor....I'd try to sell it, but the buttons, I'm afraid, are not as secure as they could or should be, and I just cannot sell something that I'm not 100% satisfied with...but I'm happy to have it in my collection of "First Made"!

And the 'Wheels' are Racing...

These are finally done...actually they've been done since Saturday, but have been unable to take photo's until today.

At first glance they look alike, but if you look closely they are only similar, but to really help Alex and LJ be able to tell which one is theirs, I made the backs different colors.

Alex already picked the light blue quilt, while at the same time LJ picked the brown quilt...thank goodness there were no agruments, which made it a lot easier on me!

Monday, July 5, 2010

More Market Bags

I haven't been able to sew much in the past couple of weeks...I was able to get three quilts quilted, which I'll be working on the binding all this week for those. But I want to be able to show you something, so I whipped up these two market bags, from "One Yard Wonders"

Mmmm...I'm in love with this bag, I can't wait to start carrying it around for shopping.

Fabric Used for Outside:
Designer: Denyse Schmidt
Collection: Country Fair
Print Name: Daisy Bouquet in Porch
Weight: Home Decor (Cotton Canvas - 54")

Fabric Used for Lining:
Designer: Heather Bailey
Collection: Nicey Jane
Print Name: Hop Dot in Tangerine
Weight: Quilting (Cotton - 44/45")

I also used Pellon 931TD Fusible Mid-weight, which I fused to the outside fabric.

This bag is cute for a little girl, so I think I'll put it up until Christmas and give it to one of my nieces....maybe I'll put another handmade something inside as a surprise.

Fabric Used for Outside:
Designer:Robert Kaufman House Designer
Collection: Cool Cords
Print Name: Owls on White
Weight: ?? (Cotton)

Fabric Used for Lining:
Designer: Lecien House Designer
Collection: Color Basic
Print Name: Pin Dots in Pink
Weight: Quilting (Cotton - 44/45")

I also use Pellon 808 Craft Fuse, since the fabrics were so light-weight, this gave it more stability....maybe a little too much considering the bag stands up on it's own.

Note: All fabrics bought from Hawthorne Threads, but I can't seem to find the material for the Owl bag, which means they must likely do not carry it anymore.