Monday, June 30, 2014

A little Embroidery

I feel like I haven't done anything in such a long time.
Now that I have my embroidery machine running again I'm not letting it get a chance to cool off.
I made a set of 12 turtles on Saturday... 
And started some humming birds yesterday. 
I did get a quilt in the frame and started working it
but I haven't gotten very far.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Baby Quilt and Cabinet

A customer gave me her elephant quilt top to quilt. At first I wasn't too thrilled to quilt it but after I finished I really liked the way it turned out.
This is a baby quilt that she wants me to sell for her.
I just put it on the list with all the others.

Also for the past 3 weeks I have been working on a cabinet to store my fabric squares for embroidery.
I needed something with at least a 13 inch drawer.
I mentioned it to my husband and he proceeded to tackle the project.
He made the drawers (on the left below) - which were ok but they didn't meet my standards.
So I asked him to re-cut them and I started to help.
I ended up cutting, sanding and painting (as if I really had the time).
I held the boards while he used the nailer to nail them.
So he finished the one he started for his tools which is below on the left.
The one on the right is for my fabrics. I still have a little more work to do but I had to stop and get some sewing done.

I probably could have done 2 more drawers on the bottom but I thought the space would be better for storing something. I have the shelf cut for the top and bottom I just need to sand and paint them.
I do have an idea for another one - can't wait to tell him what I want him to do next.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Old Project

Years (many many years) ago I had some silk dupioni scraps so I decided to make a Texas star.
Of course I was in a hurry and figured I would just serge it to keep it from ravelling. WRONG
That was a bust - none of my seams matched up. So I just left it alone and stored it away.
I pulled it out not too long ago, took it all apart and ironed all the little pieces.
I made a pattern for paper piecing - I was going to make sure everything lined up.
I laid it out on the floor and I'm please with the look so far.
Now I need to figure out how I want to finish it out.
Notice anything funny about my design.
I can actually call it my design.
 Maybe I'll call it the LA-Tex star

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Finally some finished

I finished the fish quilt with the stack-n-whacks.
It turned out pretty good.
I just love stack-n-whacks.

I also finished quilting this green quilt for a friend of mine.
It is a lap quilt and very light.
She is interested in selling it too. So if anyone is interested!!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Embroidery Pieces

I've been stock piling some embroidery work lately.
It's something I can do while I'm doing other things and it makes me feel productive.
I'm thinking about sending some finished sets to my daughter with some fabric an d get her to put them together for me. 
I can't seem to find time to work them up into quilt tops.

Although I am considering selling them too.
Just need to get my web page finished. 
Anyway just thought I'd put these on here to show I'm not completely lazy.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekend Finishes

I feel like the weekend just flew by and I didn't get anything done.
But I did - it just wasn't everything I wanted to get done.
I finished the fish quilt top and got it in the frame.
I'm not as crazy about it as I thought I would be.
No quilting yet - it's just waiting.

I moved this cabinet in and started putting quilting thread on it.
Never can have enough storage space.

And I made this container for my red sticks.
I know it doesn't look like much but I cut, sanded, painted and put it together.
Normally I would have gotten my husband to cut the wood on the table saw but he is temporally banned from using it. So I had to use the jig saw and that's like using a pair of scissors - not a perfect straight line. But that's ok it will serve it's purpose.