Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reindeer Quilt

I finally finished the Reindeer Quilt.
As usual I'm not real happy with the quilting.
But this time it's justified.
I did alot of stippling trying to make the designs stand out.
Since the back won't be seen much this will work.
I made this for my oldest daughter and I have another one for my youngest.
I probably won't get to that one til next year.
Sure felt good to get this one out of the frame.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Scrappy Christmas

My sister gave me a pattern for a Christmas quilt Happy Scrappy Christmas by Lucy Fazely.
I bought some fabric at JoAnn's on Black Friday that I though would look really nice.
I cut my squares and made my half aquare triangles.
I pressed all the seams open and by the time I finished that I had pretty much decided that I wasn't going to square them up.
But I changed my mind and 6 hours later I was able to sew them up. 
I sewed up the 16 blocks and layed them out to see what it was going to look like. 
I was going to wait and put it all together later but I couldn't stand it and finished it up last night. 
It was too big to get the complete picture so this will have to do for now.
I did the borders my way instead of the way the pattern called for.
I am really proud of the job I did on this one.
It pays to take your time and do it right. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Owl Forgotten

I completely forgot about finishing this owl quilt top over the weekend.
I had envisioned this differently than it turned out.
I had to make an effor to make sure I got all my stripes going in the same direction.
The colors look real good together but this looks too busy to me.
Since it's a baby quilt I guess it will be ok.
Or will it make for an angry baby???????
Something to think about!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Merry & Bright

I was so pleased to get this in the mail from Inchworm Fabrics.
Now I need to make a Christmas quilt.
I have one in the making right now - hopefully I will have the top finished by the weekend.
Merry & Bright is definately on my to-do list.
But is is so hard to break the seal on a cool jelly roll.
Go check out Inchworm Fabrics for some great deals

I also wanted to share something I use alot - Glow-Line Tape.
When I first bought this I didn't think it would be very useful, now I can't do without it.
It is a transparent and fluorescent tape for highlighting lines and shapes on rulers.
It won't leave any residue on rulers and it comes in three colors - pink, orange and yellow.
It can be repositioned many times and still stick to the ruler.
Funny how something so minor can spoil a person.