Friday, March 6, 2015

Metro Hoops



My Metro Hoops Quilt made with the quick curve ruler
 and using True colors by Heather Bailey. I was a little nervous to
 start cutting with the ruler but it wasn't bad once I got up the nerve.


My friend Joy did the quilting for me, Love how it turned out!




Jiffy and Grocery Bags


I had to do a bag demo for my quilt guild, so I needed a simple pattern.
 I found this free Jiffy tote pdf pattern. I made the 24" and the 40". 
you use 2 square pieces of fabric and a piece of batting, 
the way it is folded makes simple pockets on the inside. 


These grocery bags were made for my daughter so she would give mine back to me.
 These bags  are great for groceries!
 They hold a lot and I finished all the inside edges so they can be washed. 
I have made many of these bags using this pattern from Joann's (utility market tote)


Boy and Girl Shriner's


For a program at our quilt guild we colored some
 panels that had embroidered pictures of boys and girls.




I put them in a simple layout with a frame of color.
These will be going to Shriners Hospital.


Evan's Lizards


This quilt was made for the newest member of our family, Evan.
What little boy doesn't like lizards.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Ninos Amados


This is a wall hanging I made for my cousin to take to Guatemala. 
Her in-laws are building their 3rd crisis home for kids
 and this will hang in the home.





I put a sleeve on the back so they can hang it.
I will be making a quilt like this again!


Siteman 5th Installment


We had a few more pillow cases that were already cut out 
so I put them together for our last pillow bomb.



 I really had a wonderful time meeting everyone we gifted the pillows to.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fade to Grey



I used Peppered Cottons by Pepper Cory Studio E for this quilt.

  

My friend Joy Cannon quilted this for me. I love how 
she has the dark colors quilted one way and the greys 
quilted wider and going in the other direction. Thanks Joy!!



Ava's Princess and the Pea


This quilt was made for a family friends 3 year old daughter. 
My son wanted me to make this for her new big girl bed.
Her mother chose the pattern and the colors,


I found this wonderful fabric Far Far Away Princess and the Pea
by Heather Ross for the back. The colors are perfect!
I did not do the quilting on this quilt, my mothers friend Ruth
did a wonderful job for me.


The binding is left over pieces.


I wanted some of the Princess and the Pea fabric to show 
so I thought I would make a pillow sham. 


Hope Ava likes it!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mason's Bike



I made this for Mason, the newest addition to our family.


I love the colors in this little quilt.





the back fabric is soft n comfy. 



Batman



Batman Shriner's Quilt








Sweet Life


I used a panel of Adventure Girls from The Sweet Life for this Shriner's quilt.


I put all the left-over pieces in the backing.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Henley's Boots



We have a new cowgirl in the family so I thought she needed some boots.
I saw a boot quilt like this once so I designed my own boot block.


Stars and straight line quilting.


As you can see my quilt did a little shifting on me when I quilted it. Oops!

Streets Shriners

Sorry really bad photos of this quilt. 


A very simple Shriner's Hospital quilt.


Backing


Binding


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

City Center

In January the STLMQG challenged the guild to finish their works in
 progress in a year long challenge. I usually don't have projects that 
are unfinished so I chose to use some of my older material to make a quilt.

I had the backing material ( Center City by Jay McCarroll)
for a few years and loved the colors. I finally found a pattern that inspired
 me in the Generation Q Magazine. The Art Gallery Fabric Staff
 had a pattern called  Modern Log Cabin in the Jan./ Feb. 2014 issue.


I really just used the pattern for inspiration and added my own touch.


The quilting is all straight line in squares.
The Quilt finished at 60 x 60


My quilt will be at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 25-27 2014.
If you get to go take a picture for me!


This is the color inspiration, Center City by Jay McCarroll. 
Check out all the stitching on that black backing.


I had to pack the quilt and try not to get creases, hope it worked!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reunion Auction Items

  

My family has an auction to raise money to help 
fund any rent or deposits that we may incur 
for our reunions, these are the items I made.

 

didn't use a pattern for the bag, I just figured
 out what size I wanted and cut it out.
Pockets are in each corner of the bag. 


Had some fun making key fobs, they sold really well. 
The feather was the favorite.


Made two bags.


The make-up bag has pockets inside.

 





The guys bag did not turn out as I had hoped but it is not to bad.
I put a nice green and black fabric inside.